Cristina Redko, Ph.D., is an assistant 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 ongoing research initiatives of the Center for Global Health. Her current research interests are focused on refugee and immigrant health, as well as developing innovative, collaborative, and active teaching strategies for global health education, including distance learning. 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.