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Deputy Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders/Co-Interim Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy, WV Department of Human Services

Christina Mullins is the Deputy Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Previously, she served as the Commissioner for the Bureau for Behavioral Health, Director of the Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health and has worked in a variety of maternal and child health programs. In her 23-year tenure with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, now the Department of Human Services, she has worked to establish West Virginia’s youth anti-tobacco campaign, collaborated with a multitude of partners to launch a surveillance system for neonatal abstinence syndrome, and co-authored the 2016 West Virginia Overdose Fatality Analysis.

Christina was honored with the Maternal Child Health Bureau Director’s Award in October 2018 for her national contributions to the health of infants, mothers, children, and children with special healthcare needs. Christina graduated from Marshall University with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.