Katia Garcia Reinert



Associate Director

Dr. Katia Reinert serves as Health Ministries associate director for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist World Headquarters. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and practices internal medicine at Shepherds clinic in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Reinert holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington Adventist University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America with focus in public health and the treatment of vulnerable populations, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, focusing on interdisciplinary research on violence in the family. She is a post-doctoral fellow at the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Mission Department and an adjunct professor in their Doctoral of Ministry program. She takes joy as a health educator coordinating and holding courses focused on disease prevention and health promotion for health professionals, pastors, and health enthusiasts around the world. In her role at the Health Ministries department she is involved in improving the health of populations globally  through addiction recovery, health behavior change, and violence prevention programs as coordinator for Adventist Recovery Ministries Global and Youth Alive. Dr. Reinert has been the host and content producer for Speak Up, a TV show produced by Hope Channel that focuses on mental/emotional health. She is a published author of research articles, books, periodicals, and a frequent reviewer for peer reviewed journals. Dr. Reinert has a heart for ministry, and a passion for mission and global health. She takes joy in helping individuals and families across cultures cope with trauma, depression and anxiety. She enjoys traveling and exploring the opportunities for service around the world through medical missionary work and envisions churches as a center for hope and healing. Her dream is for all God’s children to reach their full potential, experiencing restoration and an abundant life through God’s love and grace. Originally from Brazil, she enjoys bicycling, hiking, running, and exploring nature.