Christopher Garcia (he/him/his) is a Disease Intervention Trainer with the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC). He is passionate about training and developing the Disease Intervention Professional workforce and working with health departments and community leaders to manage, control, and prevent STIs, including HIV.
Throughout his 15 years of experience, Christopher has served as a DIS at the local level, a program manager at the state level, and now a trainer at the regional level. He is a veteran disease intervention specialist (DIS) and worked as a DIS for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health from 2007-2018. While working as a DIS, Christopher led and influenced a first-of-its-kind program that embedded health department DIS into private HIV clinics.
Before joining the CAPTC in August 2022, Christopher served as the HIV Prevention Program Manager with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), where he directed the writing of the first HIV Cluster Detection and Response Plan for the state of Arizona.