Christopher Seitz


DrPH; Community Health Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; 2013

MPH; Community Health Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; 2009

BS; Health Science; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania; 2006

AAS; Medical Laboratory Science; Stevenson University; 2004

Teaching Specialties

• The “flipped classroom”
• Service learning
• Problem-based learning

Current Teaching

• Introduction to Public Health (PH 2000)
• Community Health (PH 3250)
• Public Health Interventions I (PH 3800)

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

American Public Health Association (APHA)
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
North Carolina Society for Public Health Education (NC SOPHE)
North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA)
Society For Research On Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

Research Interests

• Tobacco-free policies
• Public health advocacy via “photovoice” (the community’s use of photography exhibits to ask decision makers for changes to policy and environment)

Selected Publications

(asterisk* indicates student co-author)

Seitz, C.M., Craine, M.*, & Yates, J.* (In Press). The use of tobacco in online trailers of top-grossing movies. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation.

Seitz, C.M. & Ragsdale, T.* (2019). Student experiences with community-based enforcement of a smoke-free university. Health Promotion Practice, 20(2), 188-195.

Seitz, C.M., Kabir, Z., Greiner, B.A., Davoren, M.P., & McIntyre, S. (2018). Enforcement of smoke/tobacco-free policies at four-year public colleges in the United States. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 4(4), 22-31.

Seitz, C.M., Kabir, Z., Greiner, B.A., & Davoren, M.P. (2018). Student, faculty, and staff approval of university smoke/tobacco-free policies: An analysis of campus newspaper articles. Tobacco Use Insights, 11, 1-10.

Seitz, C.M., Shiplo, S. Lennon, J.L., Filippini, T., Kabir, Z. & Fowler, D. (2017). The reading level of government and voluntary health organization smoking cessation websites: A descriptive analysis. American Journal of Health Education. 48(6), 392-399.

Seitz, C.M., & Strack, R.W. (2016). Conducting public health photovoice projects with those who are homeless: A review of the literature. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 25(1), 33-40.

Kuntz, M., Seitz, C.M., & Nelson, M. (2015). Enforcing a tobacco-free campus through an ambassador-based program: A phenomenology. Journal of American College Health, 63(3), 195-202.

Seitz, C.M., & Strack, R.W. (2014). Protest of tobacco-free policies on college campuses: A historical analysis.  Health Education, 114(5), 331-346.

Seitz, C.M., Strack, R.W., Rice, R., DuVall, T., Moore, E., & Wyrick, D.L. (2012). Using the photovoice method to advocate for change to a campus smoking policy. Journal of American College Health, 60(7), 537-540.

Seitz, C.M., Strack, R.W., Orsini, M.M., Rosario, C., Haugh, C., Rice, R., Wyrick, D.L., & Wagner, L. (2012).  Quantifying littered cigarette butts to measure effectiveness of smoking bans to building perimeters.  Journal of American College Health, 60(4), 331-334.

Title: Associate Professor, DrPH, Community Health Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8907

Fax: (828) 262-3138

Office address
Leon Levine Hall 431