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