Christopher is the Program Director of Education & Learning in the Office of Equity & Diversity at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. As Program Manager, he is responsible for the creation and facilitation of hospital-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) trainings as well as oversees numerous DEI-related education events, such as listening sessions, workplace culture assessments, speaker series, and community involvement activities. In addition to this work, Christopher partners with multiple education non-profits to bring opportunities for professional development, resume building, and interview experience to marginalized communities throughout the Midwest.
Prior to working at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Christopher was an assistant professor of Communication. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication, Culture, and Engagement as well as a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Diversity Studies from the University of Iowa and an MA in Communication from Wake Forest University. Christopher’s published research focuses on local and community-level organizing, identity, and strategic messaging with American politics. Recently, his research expanded to include organizational communication strategies for promoting health equity in globalized healthcare contexts.