Gina Orlando

Gina Orlando is the Senior Health Promotion Specialist at Alice! Health Promotion. She joined the team in June 2017 as a Health Promotion Specialist before transitioning to her current role. In her current role, she supports the development and implementation of health literacy initiatives. As a member of the Health Promotion Strategy team, she works with her colleagues to create a campus culture centered on well-being. Prior to her focus in health literacy, Gina acted as the project manager of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia’s health Q&A website. 

Gina is originally from northwest New Jersey. In her spare time, Gina can often be found reading, seeing musicals, spending time with friends, playing board games, or wandering around bookstores


  • M.P.H., Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Professional Experience:

  • Health Promotion Specialist, Alice! Health Promotion
  • Teaching Assistant, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Business Development Associate, Maven Clinic
  • Program Facilitator, Project Self-Sufficiency


  • American College Health Association
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Published Articles

  • Coleman, R. D., Wilkinson, K., Entsuah, P.R., Hawkins, J.M., Orlando, G. (2021). Supporting the health and well-being of a diverse student population. In J.A. Vaughn & A.J. Viera (Eds.), Principles and practice of college health. (pp. 133-147). Springer.