Karina Christiansen is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
She received a BA in History from Loyola College in Maryland in 2007 and a master of public policy from Johns Hopkins University in 2011.
Christiansen began working at the Bloomberg School in 2007 on urban and rural community-based, obesity-prevention programs in low-income communities with the Center for Human Nutrition. Her research interests include the politics of health policy, urban food policy and health disparities and how research can be translated into effective public policy.
She currently works as a research assistant for the Center for a Livable Future on food and farm policy. Additionally, she works part-time for the Baltimore City Planning Department on a food retail strategy to increase access to supermarkets in underserved communities.