Clara McCurdy-Kirlis is a project manager with expertise in program development and management at state, tribal, community, and international levels. She is especially interested in public health promotion and prevention, particularly in the areas of mental and behavioral health. She has played lead roles in instructional design for adult learners, e-learning, higher education, and the research and critical analysis of data. 

McCurdy-Kirlis is a training and technical assistance specialist and works on interdisciplinary projects, such as the Opioid Work Group. She designs virtual and face-to-face training materials and facilitates webinars and trainings that range from substance misuse prevention to addressing health disparities. 

Clara is fluent in Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Korean, and English. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Development from Universitat Jaume 1, Spain.