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Christopher F. Kulesza

Scholar in Child Health Policy


Christopher F. Kulesza, Ph.D., is a scholar for the Child Health Policy Program, where he carries out research in child and community health policy. His current research project focuses on the influences of built and social neighborhood environments on health outcomes. He also investigates the health needs of K-12 students, with the goal of expanding access to health and social services.

Kulesza’s other research interest is state politics in the U.S. He has published peer-reviewed articles on state campaign finance law, and also teaches online classes in American politics and public policy for Purdue University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Kulesza holds a Ph.D. in political science and a master’s in psychology from Purdue University, as well as a bachelor’s in economics from Michigan State University.

Contact at christopher.kulesza@rice.edu or 713-348-3783.