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About Cristina Redko

Cristina Redko, Ph.D., is an associate professor of community health at Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Redko serves as the director for the global health concentration in the Master of Public Health Program where she teaches global health and global health systems.

Dr. Redko has been working at Wright State University since 2003. Initially, she collaborated with Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research faculty conducting epidemiologic and ethnographic investigations of people with substance abuse problems. This experience solidified her conviction of the potential and significance of doing interdisciplinary and mixed methods research in public health.

Dr. Redko has developed a vast research experience, including investigating the lived experience of people suffering from mental illnesses, people with substance abuse problems, people with cancer and those who have suffered from injuries in the workplace. She has conducted research in United States, Brazil and Canada. Dr. Redko collaborates with the ongoing research initiatives of the Center for Global Health. Her current research interests intersect the areas of global health, global mental health (giving special attention to resilience factors) and refugee research.

Dr. Redko holds a Ph.D. in medical anthropology from McGill University and a M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology from McMaster University, both in Canada. During her post-doctoral work in health services research at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, she also completed clinical training in brief therapy at the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute. She earned an M.A. and a B.A. from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.


2015 - Present Associate Professor, Wright State University Population and Public Health Sciences
2008 - 2015 Assistant Professor, Wright State University Population and Public Health Sciences
2009 - 2010 Assistant Professor, Wright State University Emergency Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Member, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
2013 - Present Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
2009 - Present Member, Ohio Public Health Association
2008 - Present Member, American Public Health Association
2001 - Present Member, American Anthropological Association
2001 - Present Member, Society for Medical Anthropology
2001 - Present Member, Society for Psychological Anthropology
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  • Problems in Population Health
  • Global Health
  • Qualitative Methods in Public Health


2001 - 2003 Fellowship, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
2001 Clinical Training, Hincks-Dellcrest Institute ‐ Brief Therapy Training Centres International
2001 Ph.D., McGill University ‐ Medical Anthropology
1994 M.Sc., McMaster University ‐ Clinical Epidemiology
1992 M.A., Universidade de Sao Paulo ‐ Social Anthropology
1987 B.A., Universidade de Sao Paulo ‐ Social Sciences

Contact Information

Res Park-Tech Center IV 200
3123 Research Blvd
Kettering, OH 45420-4035
(937) 775-1430


Articles and Book Reviews (24)

Contributions to Books (4)