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Instructors


Christine Blackburn

Education

Doctor of Philosophy                       

August/11--May/15                          Washington State University, Pullman, WA

                                                             Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program;

                                                             

                                                            Fields: Political Science, Communication, Veterinary

                                                            Clinical Sciences, Global Animal Health

 

                                                             Dissertation topic: Evaluation of World Preparedness                                                                 Regarding the Outbreak of Emerging Zoonotic                                                                           Pathogens. Defense: April 2, 2015.  Chair: Thomas                                                                     Preston, Ph.D.

 

 

Master of Arts                                   

August/08--August/09                     Washington State University, Pullman, WA

                                                             MA Political Science, emphasis in Global Justice and

                                                             Security Studies

 

 

Bachelor of Arts                                

August/04--May/08                          Washington State University, Pullman, WA

                                                             BA Political Science, emphasis in Global Studies

Experience

Academic Employment

September/18--Present           Assistant Research Scientist

                                                Lecturer

                                                Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

                                                The Bush School of Government and Public Service

                                                Texas A&M University

                                                College Station, TX, USA

 

April/16 – August/18              Postdoctoral Research Fellow

                                                Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

                                                The Bush School of Government and Public Service

                                                Texas A&M University

                                                College Station, TX, USA

 

August/18 -- Present               Part-time Instructor

                                                Blinn College

                                                Department of Government

                                                Bryan, TX, USA

 

March/16 – July/17                 Researcher

                                                Division of Governmental Studies and Services

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, WA, USA

 

July/15 – March/16                 Postdoctoral Researcher

                                                Field Disease Investigation Unit

                                                Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, WA, USA

 

May/13 – June/15                    Laboratory Technical Assistant

                                                Field Disease Investigation Unit

                                                Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, Washington, USA

 

May/13 – August/14               Research Assistant

                                                Division of Governmental Studies and Services

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, Washington, USA

 

August/12 – May/13               Teaching Assistant

                                                School of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, Washington, USA

 

July/11 – August/12                Graduate Assistant (Public Relations/Communication)

                                                Office of Research & Graduate School

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, Washington, USA

 

January/11 – May/11               Teaching Assistant

                                                Department of Political Science

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, Washington, USA

 

December/09 – July/11           Public Relations/Communication Coordinator

                                                Office of Research & Graduate School

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, Washington, USA

 

May/09 – November/09          Vice President

                                                Graduate and Professional Student Association

                                                Washington State University

                                                Pullman, Washington, USA

 

Teaching Experience

Texas A&M University           Instructor

                                                INTA 689

                                                Science and Policy

                                                Spring 2019

 

Texas A&M University           Instructor

                                                PHLT 489

                                                Infectious Disease in the Developing World

                                                Spring 2019

 

Texas A&M University           Instructor

                                                INTA 689

                                                Bioterrorism

                                                Spring 2018, Fall 2018

 

Blinn College                          Instructor

                                                GOVT 2305

                                                American Government

                                                Fall 2018

 

Texas A&M University           Instructor

                                                INTA 685

                                                Directed Studies--Conflict & Health

                                                Spring 2018

 

University of Houston            Guest Lecture

Law Center                             Public Health Law

                                                “Pandemics”

                                                Fall 2017

 

 

Texas A&M University           Instructor

                                                INTA 689

                                                The Social and Political Impacts of Pandemics

                                                Fall 2017

 

Blinn College                          Instructor

                                                GOVT 2306
                                                Texas Government

                                                Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019

 

Texas A&M University           Instructor

                                                INTA 689
                                                Infectious Disease in the Developing World: Risks, Challenges,

                                                & Solutions

                                                Spring 2017, Spring 2018

 

Washington State                    Instructor

University                               Animal Health and Food Security Program

                                                “Climate Change and Food Security”

                                                Fall 2014, Spring 2015

                                                Fall 2016, Spring 2017

 

University of Wyoming          Guest Lecture

                                                Political Science 3100

                                                “Quarantine and Civil Liberties”

                                                Fall 2014

 

Washington State                    Instructor

University                               Political Science 103

                                                Introduction to International Politics

                                                Spring 2013

 

Washington State                    Guest Lecture

University                               Political Science 101

                                                American Government

                                                “Congress”

                                                Spring 2013

 

Washington State                    Guest Lecture

University                               Political Science 101

                                                American Government

                                                “Social Programs”

                                                Spring 2013

 

Washington State                    Instructor

 University                              Political Science 103

                                                Introduction to International Politics

                                                Spring 2012

 

Washington State                    Guest Lecture

University                               Political Science 103

                                                Introduction to International Politics

                                                “Biological Threats”

                                                Spring 2012

 

Washington State                    Guest Lecture

 University                              Political Science 103

                                                Introduction to International Politics

                                                “Political Economy”

                                                Summer 2011

 

Washington State                    Guest Lecture

 University                              Political Science 101

                                                American Government

                                                “The Legislative Process”

                                                Spring 2009

Publications

Select Publications

Christine Crudo Blackburn. (2017). “The ‘Greater Good’ vs. Civil Liberties: A Case Study of
Tuberculosis and Seattle’s Firland Sanatorium.” Journal of Public Health Policy.
Doi: 10.1057/s41271-017-0085-9

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Andrew Natsios, and Gerald W. Parker. (August 20, 2018).“Three Reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic.” The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/three-reasons-the-us-is-not-ready-for-the-next-pandemic-10799

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker, and Andrew Natsios. (May 2018). “Global Leadership at a Crossroads: Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?” White Paper.

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn. (April 4, 2018). “The Great Flu and the Advancement of Women.” Late Night Live. ABC National Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/annas-segment-template/9613800

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker, and Morten Wendelbo. (March 1, 2018). “How the devastating 1918 flu pandemic helped advance US women’s rights.” The
Conversation. Available at:https://theconversation.com/how-the-devastating-1918-flu-pandemic-helped-advance-us-womens-rights-91045  

*Also published in Smithsonian Magazine online under title, “How the 1918 flu pandemic helped advance women’s rights.” Available at: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-1918-flu-pandemic-helped-advance-womens-rights-180968311/

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn. (Feb. 28, 2018). “Weaknesses in the Global Supply Chain.” The Academic Minute, Northeast Public Radio. Available at: https://academicminute.org/2018/02/christine-blackburn-texas-am-university-weaknesses-in-the-global-supply-chain/

 

Morten Wendelbo & Christine Crudo Blackburn. (Jan. 18, 2018). “This year’s severe flu exposes a serious flaw in our medical system.” The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/this-years-severe-flu-exposes-a-serious-flaw-in-our-medical-system-90208

*Also published in the Washington Post under the title, “The bad flu season has revealed a dangerous problem with our medical supply chain.” Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-bad-flu-season-has-revealed-a-dangerous-problem-with-our-medical-supply-chain/2018/01/19/2489973c-fc6b-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html?utm_term=.fdacd978d1ed

 *Also published in Smithsonian Magazine online under title, “A Saline Shortage This Flu Season Exposes a Flaw in Our Medical Supply Chain.” Available at: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/saline-shortage-this-flu-season-exposes-fl   w-in-our-medical-supply-chain-180967879/

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn & Paul E. Lenze, Jr. (2017). “Forced Migration and the Spread of Infectious Disease: Impact of Syrian Refugee Movements on Disease Prevalence in the European Union.” Scowcroft Publication.

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker, and Andrew S. Natsios. (November 2017).
“Could the Next Black Swan Event be a Pandemic?” Global Development Monitor
 2017.
Center for Strategic & International Studies.

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker, and Morten Wendelbo. (Sept. 15, 2017). “Harvey and Irma present nearly perfect conditions for Zika-spreading mosquitoes.”  The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/harvey-and-irma-present-nearly-perfect-conditions-for-zika-spreading-mosquitoes-83938  

 

Gerald W. Parker, Christine Crudo Blackburn, and Andrew S. Natsios. (June 6, 2017). “How Trump’s Global health budget endangers Americans.” The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/how-trumps-global-health-budget-endangers-americans-78171

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker, and Andrew S. Natsios. (2017). “The Growing Threat of Pandemics: Enhancing Domestic and International Biosecurity.” White Paper

 

Christine Crudo. (2017). “The Challenges of Risk Perception and Infectious Disease Response:  Counteracting Inaccurate Risk Perception.” Scowcroft Publication.

 

Helen Floren, William Sischo, Christine Crudo, Dale Moore. (2016). “Use of a digital and an
Optical Brix refractometer to estimate total solids in milk replacer solutions for calves.”
Journal of Dairy Science, 99, pp. 7517-7522.

 

Jason McConnell and Christine Crudo. (2015). “Crisis Behavior: An exploration of theories in concert.” Journal of Emergency Management, 13(3).

 

Christine C. Fry-Pierce and Paul E. Lenze, Jr. (2011) “Bioterrorism and U.S. Domestic Preparedness: Bureaucratic Fragmentation and American Vulnerability.”  Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 8.1, Article 39.

 


In Progress

Christine Crudo Blackburn and Paul E. Lenze Jr. (Forthcoming March 15, 2019), Lexington Books). Syrian Forced Migration and Public Health in the European Union.

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn and Macey Lively (Forthcoming December 2019, Lexington Books). Underbelly of America: The South’s Simmering Disease Crisis.

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn and Andrew S. Natsios. (Forthcoming April 2020, Taylor & Francis). Growing Threats to Global Health Security: Antimicrobial Resistance, the  Anti-Vaccine Movement, and Dual Use Synthetic Biology.

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Paul E. Lenze, Jr., and Rachel Paige Casey (in progress). “Conflict and Cholera: Yemen’s Man-Made Public Health Crisis.”

 

Christine Crudo Blackburn and Rachel Paige Casey (in progress). “Come and Take It: Why Vaccine Advocates are Losing the Battle in Texas.”