Our Staff


Christopher Wells

National Program Manager

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Christopher Wells is the National Program Manager for Transamerica Center for Health Studies and serves on the Board of Directors at Make-A-Wish Foundation in Los Angeles.

Wells is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Ethiopia 2008-2011) who started his career as an epidemiologist for the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services. He later served as senior technical advisor for The Carter Center, where he led global health initiatives to eradicate neglected tropical diseases. Wells has initiated various successful public health projects focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, access to safe water, vector control, and workplace wellness. He has also published research on U.S. healthcare, infectious disease, childhood obesity, and mental health.

Wells attended Arizona State University, Tulane University, and Johns Hopkins University and holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in public health.




Mihaela Vincze

Program Specialist 

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Mihaela Vincze is the program specialist for Transamerica Center for Health Studies.

Prior to joining the Los Angeles team, Vincze immersed herself in the broad field of public health. Among her experiences, Vincze worked as a NIH graduate assistant at BUILD PODER where she created her own infectious disease modules which were later implemented by cohorts of undergraduate students in underserved schools, under her supervision. Additionally, Vincze has had exposure in the Title X department of a Federally Qualified Health Center where she was responsible for aiding in the expansion of existing prevention services through community outreach and education services.

During her undergraduate career, Vincze has volunteered for Peer Health Exchange as a peer health educator where she helped fulfill some of the Health Education Content Standards for California public schools. Vincze has also established a national chapter Alliance for Reproductive Freedom (ARF) where she mobilized students to get involved in reproductive justice related advocacy.

Vincze envisions living in a healthier world, through an engaged community with a collaborative effort. She has her bachelor’s degree in Public Health as well as her master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in community health education at California State University, Northridge.