Chris Tex, PhD, MPH
Dr. Chris Tex is an associate professor for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at Chamberlain University (CU). Dr. Tex earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, his MPH degree with a specialization in environmental and occupational health from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio, and his PhD with a specialization in epidemiology from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Tex’s research while obtaining his doctorate focused on clinical laboratory directors’ interpretations and uses of HIV antibody diagnostic tests for confirming HIV infection. In addition, he’s conducted environmental air quality assessments in two city no-smoking restaurants in Northwest Ohio, which led to 2 smoking laws being implemented, as well as publications in the Archives of Environmental Health and the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Dr. Tex has also been a Health Educator and Supervisor of a telephonic health coaching organization. He’s also served as a Bioterrorism Emergency Response Coordinator and Health Inspector, whereby coordinating response activities for a city health department, as well as conducting active surveillance on West Nile Virus in animal and human populations within the environment. While working as a birth defects and newborn screening epidemiologist for the Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Tex statistically analyzed epidemiological data to produce reports and conference posters to bring more awareness and prevention initiatives to maternal and child health issues. Dr. Tex has taught students at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate level. He has also served as a Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program Director for a MLT degree program. Since joining CU, Dr. Tex has taught epidemiology and biostatistics courses, as well as actively contribute to 8 academic committees, including the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Case Studies Taskforce. He routinely collaborates with interprofessional teams from Adtalem’s medical, veterinary, public health, social work, and healthcare administration programs to develop case studies that promote Chamberlain Care®. Dr. Tex is currently obtaining a Master of Science (MSc) in One Health from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, one of Adtalem’s institutions. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was planning international internship opportunities to India, Kenya, and Brazil for CU’s MPH students. Presently, Dr. Tex is interested in building additional interprofessional opportunities between Adtalem partners so that we can instill Chamberlain Care® in our MPH students, thereby creating positive change agents around the globe.