Christine Poulos, PhD

Senior Economist and Head, Health Preference Assessment

PhD, Public Policy
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

BA, Environmental Studies
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Christine Poulos, PhD, is a Senior Research Economist in RTI-HS. Dr. Poulos has more than 10 years of academic, government, donor, and commercial experience in health and environmental economics. Her area of expertise is survey research to support the assessment of preferences, willingness to pay and demand for products and services, cost-benefit analyses, and impact evaluation studies to support health and environmental policy decision making. She has directed research projects funded by the World Bank, the Acumen Fund, PATH, the International Vaccine Institute, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Coastal Response Research Center. She has led or participated in survey research in the United States, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China (Hebei and Guangxi provinces), Indonesia, and India (in the city of New Delhi and the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Orissa). Her most recent work has included conjoint studies of preferences for HPV vaccines in the United States and Vietnam, and for household water treatment products in India. Dr. Poulos has published her research in peer-reviewed journals, including Health Policy and Planning; Value in Health; Bulletin of the World Health Organization; Journal of Development Economics; Environmental Science and Technology; Resource and Energy Economics; Journal of Health, Nutrition, and Population; and the Journal of Water and Health.