Dr. Christopher Paul is the director of the Master of Public Administration program and an assistant professor of Public Administration at North Carolina Central University. In the MPA program, Dr. Paul leads the health policy specialization and teaches cores in leadership and research methods. Dr. Paul's research focuses on the political economy of environment, social capital, health, and development. Dr. Paul completed his Ph.D. at Duke University in the University Program in Environmental Policy as a Global Health Institute Doctoral Scholar.
In 2019, Dr. Paul received the NCCU Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2020–2021, Dr. Paul serves as an NCCU Office of Faculty and Professional Development Teaching Fellow and has received national certifications from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and Quality Matters.
Dr. Paul serves as the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Alumni Association Board of Directors president and as a member of the NCSSM Foundation, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of organizations Green River Preserve and Student Action with Farmworkers. From 2016–2019, he served as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees.
1. Kim H, Kim D, Paul CJ, Lee CK. The Spatial Allocation of Hospitals with Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms in Korea: Are We Prepared for New Outbreaks? International Journal of Health Policy Management. In Press. doi:10.34172/ijhpm.2020.118
2. Vilme H, Paul CJ, Duke N, Sauls D, Campbell S, Skinner A, Muiruri C, Bosworth H, Dokurugu Y, Fay J. 2020. Using Geographic Information Systems to Characterize Food Environments around Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Implications for Nutrition Interventions. The Journal of American College Health, In Press.
3. Paul CJ, Paul JE, Anderson RS. 2019. The Local Food Environment and Food Security: The Health Behavior Role of Social Capital. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 16(24), 5045; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245045
4. Godebo TR, Paul CJ, Jeuland MA, Redda TH. 2019. Biomonitoring of Metals and Trace Elements in Urine of Central Ethiopian populations. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 222(3):410-418.
5. Paul CJ, Jeuland MA, Godebo TR, Weinthal E. 2018. Communities Coping with Risks: Household Water Choice and Environmental Health in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Environmental Science and Policy 86(Aug): 85-94.
6. Paul CJ, Weinthal E. 2018. The Development of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy 2011-2014: Implications for Rural Adaptation. Climate and Development; https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2018.1442802
7. Yang GG, Kim D, Pham A, Paul CJ. 2018. A Meta-Regression Analysis of the Effectiveness of Mosquito Nets for Malaria Control: The Value of Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health 15(3): 546.
8. Aldrich DP, Page CM, Paul CJ. 2016. Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation. Climate Science: Oxford Research Encyclopedias.
(Of 21 total peer-reviewed publications as of December 2020)
Paul CJ (PI), Diggs SN, Lee D. The Role of Food Security in the Social Determinants of Health: Contingent Impacts of COVID-19 in North Carolina. NC Policy Collaboratory. $65,606. Component project of $1,000,000 grant (PI: Kumar D). 2020.
Paul CJ (PI) and Diggs SN. The Role of Food Security in the Social Determinants of Health: A COVID-19 Rapid Response Pilot Project in the H.O.P.E. Counties. $8,800. COVID19 Response Pilot (CORP) Grants, NCCU NIMHD RCMI. 2020.
Paul CJ (PI) and Diggs SN. Participatory Budgeting Process and Community Engagement in Durham (Project Evaluation). $20,000. Inter-local Agreement with the City of Durham, North Carolina. 2019.