Christian Starks

Christian Starks, MPA

Community Engagement Program Manager

SC CTSI Role

Christian Starks is responsible for providing oversight to CE projects and team, working with community partners, developing project plans to support community engaged research, ensuring that evaluation and metrics are accurately collected and reported and conducting community outreach to the greater SoCal communities.  

Contact Information

Christian.Starks@med.usc.edu

Professional Background

Christian has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University of Northridge. She also earned a certificate in health administration and undergraduate degree in Public Health Promotion from California State University of Northridge. Prior to coming to SC CTSI, she worked as a manager of program implementation and engagement for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Throughout her professional career her focus and passion has been to transform, uplift, and empower communities using health education, partnership building, community outreach, and engagement strategies.

She has previous professional experience working in the local governmental sector, nonprofit industry, and clinical trial research field. 

Interests

Traveling, baking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and binge-watching documentaries. 

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.