Cristián is currently a PhD student in the Health Policy program at McMaster University, and a research assistant at the McMaster Health Forum.
He dedicated an important part of his professional career to supporting health policy making processes, using the best available research evidence. Through his work in this field, he contributed to the development and implementation of several policies at the Ministry of Health in Chile. He also founded and led the Evidence-Informed Policy Making Unit at the Ministry of Health in that country.
As part of his professional experience, he had also been a consultant on a number of evidence-informed health policymaking, and monitoring and evaluation projects for WHO.