Christopher Lee Ringwalt, DrPH

  Adjunct Professor
Health Behavior

Senior Research Scientist
UNC Injury Prevention and Research Center
1985 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill DrPH, Public Health
1975 University of Tennessee MSW, Social Work
Research interests

  • Health policy
  • Injury prevention
  • Substance abuse
Research activities


Senior Scientist for PIRE and UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

  • Conducts and publishes the results of prevention-related studies at two primary places of employment
  • Serves on teams to write proposals and conduct studies
  • Advises and mentors doctoral students and new investigators

Primary Research areas

  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Epidemiology of effective prevention programs
  • Program evaluation
Staff/administrative responsibilities

As HB adjunct:

  • Faculty research collaboration
  • Student research supervision
  • Dissertation committee member
  • Informal research advice or technical assistance