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Christi M. Navarro, Ph.D.

Christi Navarro
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department of Public Health

Honors Courses

  • BPH 3010H Epidemiology: Distribution & Determinants of Health
  • BPH 3990H Inside/Out: Exploring Population Mental Health & Well-being

Honors Engagement

  • Honors course instructor
  • Advises honors student research
  • Regularly participates in honors activities

Research Focus

  • Mental health promotion
  • Mental health literacy
  • Adolescent health risk behavior
  • Health promotion in vulnerable populations


  • Ph.D., Florida International University
  • M.S., Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S., Florida International University

Christi Navarro, Ph.D., teaches courses in community health, mental health, and epidemiology. Her honors courses explore multidisciplinary perspectives and utilize scientific literature, popular media, and field expert presentations to lift the content off the pages. Navarro is an NSU alumna with an M.S. in Educational Leadership. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences, graduate certificate in Women's Studies, and Ph.D. in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention from Florida International University. Her experience and training are in program evaluation, research, health, education, and social service. Navarro implements, develops, and evaluates community-based programs that address health and risk behavior among youth.

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