Christine Cardinal

Christine Cardinal

Christine Cardinal, PhD, JD

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean | 936-294-2735 | CHSS 432G

Curriculum Vitae

Christine joined the faculty at Sam Houston State University as an assistant professor in the Public Health Department in August 2016. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and a Juris Doctorate degree from Texas A&M School of Law. Christine has been an active member in good standing of the Texas Bar since 2008 specializing in health law and employment law. She continues to research and publish on public health policy and legal issues concerning vulnerable populations. Her publications include “Texas Measles Outbreaks Past and Present Policy Considerations,” “Assessing Texas Youth Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) Use: Policy Perspectives,” and “Implications of Hurricane Harvey on Environmental Health in Harris County, Texas.” She has worked in public health education at the graduate and undergraduate level since 2012. She has been nominated for the university excellence in teaching award in 2018 and 2019 and is an ACUE fellow. Christine has served as a public health policy analyst at the local, state, and federal level helping to support special patient populations at the Mountain States Genetic Regional Collaborative Center, the Hogg Foundation, and the Ryan’s Challenge non-profit organization.

  • Masters of Public Health, December 2013, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX
  • Juris Doctor, May 2007, Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, TX 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, May 2003, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX