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Christel Hyden

Navigating the links between public health, research, and new technology.

For over 15 years Christel has collaborated on innovative interventions: researching, designing and evaluating programs for a variety of communities. From multi-year federally funded studies to grassroots needs assessments and exploratory research, her uniquely broad skill set enables her to provide “one stop shopping” to clients seeking a tailored approach to their objectives, budgets, and timelines. 

Christel holds an EdD in health education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an MS in applied social research from CUNY Hunter College. She earned a BA in sociology at Wagner College and is a proud alumna of Brooklyn Technical High School.

Christel is on the research faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and has been an adjunct professor teaching research methods and social marking at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her consulting clients have included NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Dartmouth College, Alliance for Positive Change, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

Christel has served as Associate Editor for Health Promotion Practice, and over the course of her career Christel has authored and coauthored many peer reviewed articles and a book chapter on the applications of research methods in behavioral medicine. Her research has been presented at many professional meetings and conferences, including the US Conference on AIDS, YTH Live, the American Public Health Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

She lives in Northern NJ with her two teenage children, serves on the board of her local YMCA, and is a frequent foster for rescue dogs.