Christine was a PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences at Harvard with a concentration in infectious disease epidemiology. In her research, she seeks to understand the dynamics between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. She worked with the BIRHAN team on the Maternal and Newborn Colonization and Antimicrobial Resistance (MNC-AMR) sub-study that is nested within the maternal and child health (MCH) cohort. This sub-study seeks to characterize colonization and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among pregnant women and their children. Prior to her PhD, Christine worked as an intern with the hepatitis & essential medicines units at the World Health Organization and as a pharmaceutical sales & marketing consultant at ZS Associates.