Dr. Cristina Popescu

Assistant Professor of Instruction | Program Coordinator

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Dr. Popescu joined the Department of Social and Public Health at Ohio University as an Assistant Professor of Instruction in 2019. She earned her PhD in Health Services Research and MA in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).

Prior to joining Ohio University, she was a researcher and quality improvement manager with the Neuromedicine Interdisciplinary Clinical and Academic Program at the University of Florida, focusing on patient-centered quality improvement initiatives throughout the UF Health system. Other professional experiences include: course instructor in the Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Public Health at the University of Florida. evaluation research for the Florida Medicaid Reform Initiative, research fellow for the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, and external quality reviewer for Texas Medicaid and CHIP.

Dr. Popescu’s professional interests include access to care and quality of care among underserved populations, implementation and evaluation of health initiatives, community-engaged programming, and global health. Though currently living in Athens, Ohio, she considers herself a Floridian through and through.