Andrea Rivers is the manager for the Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology (OPHIE), and as such she oversees the grant and programs within OPHIE as well as the public health surveillance, epidemiology and disease control activities for this office.
Andrea has worked for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health since 2003. In that time, she was appointed Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (N+MCAH) Section Manager in June 2014. She provided program oversight to a number of programs focused on the health of families, women and children including Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Title V Maternal and Child Health, Rape Prevention and Education, Personal Responsibility Education Program, and Abstinence Education grant Program and Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting.
Preceding her appointment to MCAH Section Manager, Ms. Rivers served s a Health Program Specialist II within the Women, Infants & Children program with the Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness where she was responsible for program accountability of over 46 WIC Clinics, serving 75,000 participants monthly, throughout Nevada. Ms. Rivers has also served as a Program Coordinator for Nevada's Injury Prevention, Maternal and Infant Health, and Rape Prevention and Education programs. Ms. Rivers has an extensive background in biostatistics, beginning her Public Health career as an analyst of Injury, Mortality, Morbidity and Trauma datasets with the Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology.