Cristina Redko, PhD

Population and Public Health Sci
Associate Professor, Population & Public Health, Center for Global Health
Res Park-Tech Center IV 200, 3123 Research Blvd, Kettering, OH 45420-4035

Cristina Redko, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Master of Public Health Program where she teaches population health, global health and qualitative methods.

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, those who have suffered from injuries in the workplace, and refugees' quality of life. She has conducted research in United States, Brazil and Canada. Dr. Redko collaborates with the ongoing research initiatives of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. Her current research focuses on population health education and the potential of podcasting for teaching. 

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. During 2020, she was trained as a regenerative practitioner by Regenesis.  


  • Problems in Population Health
  • Global Health 
  • Qualitative Methods in Public Health

Research Interests

  • Systems view of life
  • Global Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Health Communications
  • Podcasting

Active Projects

  • ALIVE podcast. Please see Alternatively, listen to NPR WCSU-FM 88.9 every Thursday at 6pm.



Education History

Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, McGill University, 2001

M.Sc., Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, 1994

M.A., Social Anthropology, Universidade de São Paulo, 1992

B.A., Social Sciences, Universidade de São Paulo, 1987

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