Christopher Pell

Christopher Pell

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam

Dr. Christopher Pell is a qualitative social scientist with a background in medical anthropology. He has worked for over a decade in the field of global health.

Collaborating with colleagues from varied disciplines across the world, Dr. Pell employs qualitative research methods – interviews, focus groups, observations – to examine the social dimensions of health interventions. Dr. Pell works across a variety of health domains and care settings. He is currently engaged in diverse collaborative research projects. These include:

  • The acceptability of novel influenza vaccine technologies
  • Implementation of novel antibiotic resistance surveillance for humans and livestock
  • Decentralizing diabetes and hypertension care in Eswatini
  • Implementing a critical registry in South and South East Asia

View’s Dr. Pell’s publications. 


Pell, Christopher, et al. “Community engagement, social context and coverage of mass anti-malarial administration: Comparative findings from multi-site research in the Greater Mekong sub-Region.” PloS one 14.3 (2019): e0214280.

Pell, Christopher, et al. “‘Then her neighbour will not know her status’: how health providers advocate antiretroviral therapy under universal test and treat.” International health 11.1 (2018): 36-41

Looman, Lisanne & Pell, Christopher (2021) End-user perspectives on preventive antimalarials: A review of qualitative research, Global Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2021.1888388

Pell, Christopher, et al. “Factors affecting antenatal care attendance: results from qualitative studies in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.” PloS one 8.1 (2013): e53747