Christa is a Health Economist at Imperial College London, having completed her PhD in Economics in the Economics & Public Policy (EPP) Group. Christa is a member of the research teams at the Centre for Health Economics, Policy, and Innovation (CHEPI) at Imperial College Business School, UCL's Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE), and is an invited member of the Royal Economics Society (RES), following the receipt of a grant for teaching and educational research. In the past, Christa has taught at both Imperial College Business School, and the School of Public Health. Currently, Christa is on the Faculty of Medicine as a Teaching Fellow at Imperial's Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI), on the Digital Health Leadership programme.
Christa's research has thus far focused on the economic impacts of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, examining micro-econometric and macro-econometric outcomes of HIV in the natural resource and labour markets, and in Test and Treat trials. In line with her role in Digital Health, Christa hopes to research the impact of COVID-19 on the testing and treatment of HIV here in the UK, utilising NHS Digital's HIV and AIDS Reporting System (HARS) data.
In additional to her schooling and teaching posts at Imperial, Christa holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics from the University of Oxford, a dual Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School (LBS) and Columbia Business School, and a BA in Economics from Stanford University. Prior to joining Imperial, Christa worked as a research assistant at the Harvard School of Public Health.