Christine Zachek (Pre-Doctoral; 2017-18)
Christine Zachek is a rising 4th year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to medical school, she was a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection where she worked to incorporate children's unique vulnerabilities to environmental hazards into science policy decisions. Her prior experience in global health includes research on Chagas disease knowledge and perceptions in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and pesticide safety practices in rural Honduras. Christine graduated from Boston University with her MPH in Environmental Health and earned her undergraduate degree in Political Economy from Georgetown University.
Christine’s research interests include HIV/STI co-infection, sequelae of HIV infection, and long-term care of HIV-positive women and children. She looks forward to a career working at the intersection of public health, clinical medicine, and social justice.
Christine was also a Research Fellow with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Christine is currently a resident in Ob/Gyn at University of California, San Diego.
1) Zachek CM, Coelho LE, Domingues RMSM, Clark JL, De Boni RB, Luz PM, Friedman RK, de Andrade ÂCV, Veloso VG, Lake JE, Grinsztejn B. The Intersection of HIV, Social Vulnerability, and Reproductive Health: Analysis of Women Living with HIV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 1996 to 2016. AIDS and Behavior (2019) 23(6): 1541-1551.
2) Zachek CM, Coelho LE, Clark JL, Domingues RMSM, Luz PM, Friedman RK, de Andrade ÂCV, Veloso VG, Lake JE, Grinsztejn B, De Boni RB. Reproductive health syndemics impact retention in care among women living with HIV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Submitted.