Health Policy

Christopher Atchison

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, UI College of Public Health
  • Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, UI College of Public Health
  • Director, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
  • Researcher, Health Policy Research Program


Christopher G. Atchison is the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Clinical Professor in Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Director of the State Hygienic Laboratory

Prior to joining the UI in 1999, Atchison served for eight years as Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Atchison serves on a number of state and national boards, including the Iowa Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council, the Patient-Centered Health Advisory Council, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and the American Heart Association.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Health care administration
  • Health care planning or policy
  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Public health
  • Public health practice

Educational Background

  • M.P.A., University of Illinois, Springfield, 1990
  • A.B., Loyola University, Chicago, 1971