Cristina Redko, director of the global health concentration in the Master of Public Health Program at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has won the university’s 2015 International Education Award.
Redko, who is associate professor of community health at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, was honored for her innovative and sustained contributions to global health education.
“As an innovator in global health education, she has few peers,” James Ebert, chair and director of the Center for Global Health and chair of the Department of Community Health in the Boonshoft School of Medicine, wrote in his nominating letter. “Dr. Redko is a role model for her colleagues at the center, and her many contributions serve as a goal to which we can all aspire.”
Redko develops curriculum and teaches global health courses. Her pioneering undergraduate Global Health course is so progressive that it received an Innovative Curriculum Award by Delta Omega, the national public health honor society.
Redko engaged students in her graduate Global Health Systems course to create three video podcasts to explain mHealth, a global telecommunications innovation that uses handheld electronic devices for communication between patients, health care providers and public health professionals.
Redko has also conducted community-based participatory research with members of the Somali community in Columbus.
Redko was selected for the award by faculty members who serve on the University Center for International Education’s Advisory Committees. The award was presented by President David R. Hopkins on Nov. 19 during the university’s International Education Week events.