Christine Arcari, PhD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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Education & Affiliations

PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MPH, Community and Family Health, University of South Florida
BA, Anthropology and Biology, Case Western Reserve University


Dr. Christine Arcari is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Her role is to provide leadership and vision in academic affairs for the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She received her PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MPH in Community and Family Health from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. Arcari has an extensive record of teaching, mentoring and promoting student success in public health. She has received numerous teaching awards, including national recognition from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), the F. Marion Bishop Award for Outstanding Educator of the Year.

Her scholarly activities are focused on education. Recently, she served as Chair for a workgroup as part of the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Taskforce which produced the report “Institutional Programs, Practices, and Policies in Public Health Pedagogy." Arcari is also a member of the ASPPH Framing the Future 2030 Transformative Educational Models and Pedagogy expert panel that will seek to identify and promote concrete strategies to strengthen education for public health.

Research Areas

  • Public Health Education
  • Infectious Diseases

Honors & Awards

  • 2017: APTR F. Marion Bishop Award; Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • 2016, 2015, 2010: UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2016: UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, Distinguished Teaching Professor