Dr Katia Reinert serves as Health Ministries associate director for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist church. She is a 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.
Dr Reinert has served in the nursing profession at Washington Adventist Hospital for 15 years as a critical care nurse, occupational health nurse practitioner, Faith Community Nursing coordinator and Health Ministry Clinical Supervisor for Adventist Healthcare. Prior to her current role she served as Health Ministries and Recovery Ministries director for the Adventist church in North America. She has been appointed a member of the National Advisory Council for the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr Reinert has a special interest in spirituality and health, lifestyle & preventive medicine and the wholistic treatment of physical and mental/emotional disorders. She has lectured and published on these topics while also been involved in faith-based partnerships to improve the health of individuals, families and communities.
Dr Reinert has a heart for ministry, and a passion for global health and mission. She takes joy in helping populations across cultures to understand and 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, where people may achieve mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness. Her dream is that all of God’s children– regardless of race, ethnicity, country, age or gender, or whatever challenges they face – may experience restoration and an abundant life through God's love and grace, reaching their full potential. Originally from Brazil, she enjoys bicycling, hiking, traveling and exploring the world and its beautiful natural scenery.