Associate Professor of International Studies
Dynamics between poverty, health care seeking behavior and health system response, particularly for the care of infectious diseases.

Carnegie Hall, 207e
Telephone: 651-696-6170

Christy Hanson became the Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship in 2012, after joining Macalester in 2011 as the Hubert Humphrey Professor. She continues to teach in the International Studies Department. In her roles on campus, she draws from over 20 years’ experience in international public health. Her primary area of research relates to the dynamics between poverty and infectious diseases. Prior to joining Macalester, Dr. Hanson was the Chief of Infectious Diseases for USAID and had previously held positions with the World Health Organization, World Bank and PATH. Hanson has provided technical and policy development support to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She continues her work as a member of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria’s technical review panel, and on WHO working groups. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Refugee Committee and Helen Keller International. Hanson holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of MN, and a PhD in International Health Systems and health economics from Johns Hopkins University.

BA: University of St. Thomas
MPH: University of Minnesota 
PhD: Johns Hopkins University