Dr Katia Reinert serves as Health Ministries associate director for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and as adjust faculty at the Andrews University Theological Seminary. 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. She is currently a Post-Doctoral fellow focusing on cross-cultural mission and health at the Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, MI.
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 was 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, and served for 5 years. She is the host for Speak Up, a Hope TV show focusing on raising awareness of behavioral and mental health issues.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 centers for hope and healing, where people may achieve health and wholeness. Her dream is that all of God’s children – regardless of race, ethnicity, country, age, or gender - may achieve their full potential experiencing restoration and an abundant life through God's love and grace. Originally from Brazil, she enjoys bicycling, running, and exploring the world in its beautiful natural scenery.