Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
Christopher Basham is a Research Associate/Project Coordinator in the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Rotary Global Scholar and was awarded an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases.
Christopher was raised in McMinnville, Tennessee and received his B.S. cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, majoring in International/Comparative Politics. Upon graduation, he interned two semesters at The Carter Center, working with the Annual Fund and Estate & Planned Giving departments, spurring his interest in neglected tropical diseases. Christopher served from 2012-2014 as a Community Health Development Agent in Burkina Faso with the United States Peace Corps, where his primary duties involved executing awareness campaigns for health concerns such as family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. After completing his Peace Corps service, Christopher worked as a training coordinator at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, and photography.