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Christi M. Navarro, Ph.D., M.S.

Christi Navarro
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-1837

Christi M. Navarro is an assistant professor of public health at NSU. She has a Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in health promotion and disease prevention and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from Florida International University. She is an alumna of NSU, receiving her M.S. in Educational Leadership from Fischler College of Education.

Dr. Navarro is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator who is driven to inspire students to academic success. She has more than 20 years of combined experience in education, public health, leadership, research/evaluation, and social service. She works in the South Florida community developing and evaluating community‐based programs that address health and wellness. Additionally, she has planned and implemented training programs for community stakeholders on results‐based accountability and evidence‐based practices.

Her research focuses on promoting mental health and well-being, with a particular emphasis on mental health literacy. Her current project investigates levels of and factors that contribute to mental health in a university community.

Dr. Navarro is the course director for Public Health Planning and Mental Health as Public Health for the B.S. in Public Health program. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Farquar Honors College and teaches two public health Honors courses—Mental Health Honors and Epidemiology Honors. For the Master’s in Public Health program, she is course director for the Integrative Learning Experience—the culminating experience course for MPH candidates.

Dr. Navarro is the President of the Alpha Xi chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health at NSU and serves on the Centennial Committee for the national chapter.

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