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Dr. Christy M. Gamble is the Black Women’s Health Imperative’s health policy & legislative affairs director. Prior to joining the Imperative, Dr. Gamble served as Health Counsel for the U.S House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee where she was the lead Democratic counsel for the Committee’s health care subcommittee and counsel for the Committee’s health care investigations covering pressing health care topics such as prescription drug pricing, the Affordable Care Act, and the opioid epidemic. Before her position of Health Counsel, Dr. Gamble was a legislative counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives, a U.S. Senate health legislative fellow and an epidemiologist for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Dr. Gamble earned a B.S. in microbiology from North Carolina State University, an M.P.H. in epidemiology and biostatistics from Eastern Virginia Medical School, a Dr.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law. During her doctoral program, she was appointed to the American Public Health Association’s prestigious Science Board and Joint Policy Committee for two years in a row. She also was elected to become the Association’s National Student Meeting Director. These experiences helped to focus her work in the field of public health and sparked her interest in policy. Consequently, Dr. Gamble decided to attend law school, simultaneously finishing her doctoral program at the end of her first year of law school. After graduating from law school in 2013, she became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Dr. Gamble recently received the prestigious honor of being selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, which recognizes her accomplishments in the healthcare field and her potential to continue positively impacting minority communities. In addition, she received the honor of being named one of Google’s NextGen Policy Leaders. She was also named the Duquesne University School of Law 2016 Recent Graduate of the Year, featured in Lawyers of Color & On Being A Black Lawyer 2nd Annual Caucus Issue as a rising star on Capitol Hill, and was selected for membership into The National Black Lawyers—Top 40 Under 40.