Kenneth Christopher

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Adjunct Faculty, Public Health

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Dr. Kenneth Christopher is an adjunct professor in the Department of Global and Community Health. Dr. Christopher is a retired Naval Officer and a Public Health Emergency Management Professional. His background and training portfolio include public health and medical planning; disaster response; emergency preparedness; humanitarian assistance; homeland security; and joint, multi-national, and interagency planning with the Department of Defense; and public health emergency management and homeland security planning with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Christopher’s 25-year military career was highlighted by operational tours, deployments, and missions in support of U.S. National Security strategies and objectives; and public health and medical preparedness and response activities aimed at advancing national health security.



Christopher, K., Kitsantas, P., Spooner, K., Robare, J., & Hanfling, D. (2019). Implications of Prenatal Exposure to the Spring 2011 Alabama and Missouri Tornadoes on Birth Outcomes. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 13(2), 279-286. doi:10.1017/dmp.2018.55

Kitsantas, Panagiota, & Christopher, Kenneth E. (2013). Smoking and Respiratory Conditions in Pregnancy: Associations with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. Southern Medical Journal, 106(5), 310-315. doi:10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318290c6e8 

Christopher, Kenneth E., Frye, Deborah E., & Reissman, Stephan G. (2010). Domestic Federal Interagency Planning: Meeting a Homeland Security Need. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 7(1). doi:10.2202/1547-7355.1723

Christopher, Kenneth, & Giordano, James. (1994). Aerobic Fitness, Gender, and Motion Sickness Susceptibility: A Brief Review. Navy Medicine, 85(4), 28-31. 

Christopher, Kenneth E., & Hatler, Linda K. (1993). 775 Effects of Low-Moderate Aerobic Fitness on Motion Sickness Susceptibility in Females. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 25(5, Suppl), S139.



  • BS, Social Psychology, Park College
  • MS, Health and Sports Science, University of West Florida
  • MEd, Educational Leadership/Educational Training and Management, University of West Florida
  • MA, Human Resource Management, Marymount University
  • MPH, Global Health, George Mason University
  • Graduate Certificate, Global Medical Policy, George Mason University
  • PhD, Public Health, Walden University