Chris Tex, PhD
Core Faculty Online
Dr. Chris Tex is a Core Faculty member in the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Arizona Global Campus. He obtained his PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology from Walden University and a Master of Public Health from the Medical College of Ohio. Before his graduate work, Dr. Tex earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Findlay in the field of Biology.
Dr. Tex has participated in indoor air quality studies focusing on smoking within Ohio restaurants. This led to a no smoking ordinance being implemented in two metropolitan cities. Following this, he began working as a Birth Defects and Newborn Screening Epidemiologist for the Arizona Department of Health Services. He has also worked as a Program Director for a Medical Laboratory Technology program, as well as in clinical laboratories analyzing biological specimens.
Dr. Tex has more than two decades of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has taught a variety of public health, nursing, and medical laboratory courses. At the University of Arizona Global Campus, Dr. Tex teaches courses ranging from the Health and Wellness course (HWE200) to Principles of Epidemiology (MPH604). He serves as a Course Lead for a variety of the MPH courses, as well as a faculty mentor to many of our MPH students. Dr. Tex is also an active member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).
Dr. Tex’s personal research focuses primarily on diagnostic testing standards, social presence/collaboration between MPH online students and faculty, and global health. Most recently, Dr. Tex presented on music therapy for the UAGC Department of Health Science Symposium. He will be presenting a poster at the APHA conference that focuses on interprofessional collaboration for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When not teaching, he volunteers for a health relief agency that travels to Mexico to help sustain a free medical clinic. He also plays drums in a few blues/rock bands. One of his bands recently released their third album.