Christopher is a senior research scientist in NORC’s Public Health department focused on health communications, Training and Technical Assistance (TTA), and qualitative research. He leads projects and studies, providing oversight and evaluation expertise, helping to design evaluations, gather data via both quantitative and qualitative methods, analyze that data, and interpret and communicate findings.
His projects focus on HIV stigma, care and treatment for older adults living with HIV, COVID-19-related mental health challenges for vulnerable populations, traffic safety messaging, international travel, public attitudes towards tobacco, disaster response and preparedness, health communications, and criminal justice.
Before coming to NORC, Christopher was a senior consultant with John Snow Inc., where he led tobacco and HIV health communications research projects for state/county public health agencies and academic clients, and HIV TTA projects for the HIV/AIDS Branch (HAB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). He also managed the blog for HIV.gov, run by the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infections Disease Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Prior to John Snow, Inc., Christopher spent seven years at ICF Macro leading multiple HIV TTA projects both domestically and internationally for the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, respectively. Christopher also led a number of health communication projects evaluating multi-faceted awareness campaigns for patient advocacy groups and developing message frames for injury prevention for CDC.
University of South Carolina
opens in new tab"'The Lesser Devil You Don’t Know': A Qualitative Study of Smokers’ Responses to Messages Communicating Comparative Risk of Electronic and Combusted Cigarettes."
Journal Article | March 11, 2020
opens in new tab"Health Literacy Assessment: Relexicalising a U.S. Test for a South African Population."
Journal Article | November 11, 2008
opens in new tab"Cost Savings Threshold Analysis of a Capacity-Building Program for HIV Prevention Organizations."
Journal Article | March 11, 2008