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Christopher Duffrin, PhD, MS, MEd, MCHES, EMTP

Christopher Duffrin

Dr. Duffrin is a Professor of Public Health at Benedictine University. Prior to joining the faculty at Benedictine, Dr. Duffrin held positions at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, as Fellowship Director and Associate Professor, and as Director of Grants Development at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also held various administrative positions in higher education, including Dean, Associate Dean, and Assistant Dean, as well as Director of Grants Management.

Prior to entering his academic career, Dr. Duffrin had a career in prehospital medicine, serving as an EMT and Paramedic, and working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Economic Development Administration, and Western Illinois Regional Council on flood relief mitigation efforts. In addition, he served in the State Division of EMS in Ohio, where he designed and coordinated the development of the first EMS grants program, state trauma system, and EMS for Children system. His area of research interest is in health education for minority and low literacy patient populations, health workforce development, rural health, and improving clinical outcomes in rural systems of care. He holds a PhD in Higher Education, MS in Community Health, MEd in Educational Leadership, is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), and has been a certified Paramedic/EMT since 1984.