Chris leads FrontlineSMS’ governance project. Prior to joining FrontlineSMS, Chris earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Davis. His research focused on the drivers of government and rebel behavior towards health system destruction and reconstruction. Chris is also an active blogger and writer, contributing to United Nations Dispatch, ForeignPolicy.com, TheAtlantic.com, and other publications. In 2008, Chris founded Conflict Health, a blog on the defense of health and health workers against persecution, violence, and armed conflict.