Upstate Medical University

Christina Lupone

Director of the Center for Education and Training

Tina Lupone is the Director of the Center for Education and Training for the SUNY Upstate Institute for Global Health. In this role, she facilitates bilateral educational experiences for trainees at Upstate and partner global health institutions.  Her 10+ years of experience in research and education aids her passion to train medical and public health students in global public health through experiential and project-based learning.  Tina works in the Upstate Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  She teaches in the Upstate Master of Public Health (MPH) program, and directs the MPH Concentration in Global Health and Translational Science.


After earning a B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University, Tina spent several years working in the laboratory on infectious disease research before finding her passion in global public health. She then completed her MPH dually through SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University and is currently earning a Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning.  Outside of work, Tina enjoys traveling and spending time with her son and family.