Christina Y. Huang

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. in public health, New York University; B.S. in psychology, UC San Diego; B.S. in biology, UC San Diego


Christina Huang is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. She received her B.S. in psychology and biology from the University of California, San Diego in 2003. She worked at the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center in San Diego before completing her master's in public health at New York University. Huang has spent the past three years working for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a research analyst. Past research projects have included quality improvement initiatives for developmental disabilities, internet-delivered health interventions, focus groups around early childhood obesity, classroom- and afterschool-based nutrition programs, and research on sugar-sweetened beverages and calorie labeling regulations. In addition, Huang is interested in issues related to food policy and health promotion strategies that shift the social norms around health.