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Christen Rexing, Ph.D., MPH

Christen Rexing, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

rexing@lasalle.edu

215.951.1569


Dr. Christen Rexing’s research focuses on health policy development, adoption, and evaluation, particularly at the state and federal levels. Her primary interest area is firearm injury prevention through gun safety policies; however, she also has extensive experience in tobacco control and unintentional overdosing. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Rexing is an advocate at local, state, and national-levels for evidence-based policy solutions. She enjoys engaging students in these efforts and incorporates these experiences into her teaching. She serves as the co-chair of Advocacy & Policy Committee for the Society for Advancement of Injury and Violence Research (SAVIR) and is a member of the Injury and Violence Prevention Network.

Areas of Expertise

  • Firearm Injury Prevention
  • Health Policy
  • Policy Adoption
  • Translational Research and Advocacy
  • Tobacco Control
  • Unintentional Overdosing
  • Public Health Advocacy

Education

  • Ph.D., Public Health Policy, Temple University, 2014
  • M.P.H., Temple University, 2007
  • B.A., History & Political Science, Temple University, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • Most Valuable Professor. 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015

Teaching

Dr. Rexing teaches undergraduate and graduate public health classes, including Essentials of Public Health, Introduction to Health Policy (graduate and undergraduate), Public Health Advocacy, and undergraduate Capstone.

Grants

  • Joyce Foundation Grant
  • Gross Fund Award

Publications

Peer-Reviewed

Rexing, C. and Ibrahim, J.K. (2012) State Tobacco Control Plans: Who Falls Outside the Plans? Am J Health Promotion.  27[1]: 29-36. PMID: 22950923

Reports

Ibrahim, J.K. and Rexing, C. (2013) Tobacco Control Policymaking in Pennsylvania, 1997-2012 Report. Philadelphia Department of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Presentations

Rexing, C. and Golden, A. (2017, September). Firearms and Elections: A Review of the 2016 Primary Candidate’s Platforms to Inform Public Health Policy. Poster presentation at the National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Rexing, C., Thibeault, A., Zibalese Crawford, C. and Hohl, B. (2017, September). Developing Strategies to Prevent Youth from Obtaining Illegal Firearms. Poster presentation at the National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Rexing, C., Ibrahim, J.K., and Pohlig, R. (2015, March). Injury Prevention Through Policy: Adoption of Firearms Laws in the United States, 1993-2010. Poster presentation at the Biennial National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Rexing, C., Ibrahim, J.K., and Pohlig, R. (2015, March). Adoption of Stand Your Ground Laws. Oral Presentation at the Biennial National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Rexing, C. & Ibrahim, J.K. (2014, May). Tobacco Prevention and Control in Pennsylvania, 1998-2012. Poster presented at the annual Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Ibrahim, J.K. & Rexing, C. (2009, November). Policy Efforts to Reduce Minors’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke. Conference paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Rexing, C. (2009, March). A City Approach to Firearm Injury Prevention: A Case-Study of Three Cities and Their Approach to Preventing Gun Crime. Poster presentation at the Biennial National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Rexing, C. & Ibrahim, J.K. (2009, March). Physician Mandatory Reporting for Driving & Firearm Access Among Dementia Patients: A Federal and State Policy Review. Poster presented at the Biennial National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Rexing, C.& Ibrahim, J.K. (2008, October). State Tobacco Control Plans: Who Falls Outside the Plans? Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Ibrahim, J.K. & Rexing, C. (2008, October). State Tobacco Control Resources, 1998-2007: Missed Opportunities? Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Rexing, C. & Ibrahim, J.K. (2007, November). State Tobacco Control Plans: What is the Strategy Behind the Plan? Roundtable presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Rexing, C. & Ibrahim, J.K. (2007, May). Guidance and Reporting for High Risk Elderly: Policy and Practice Implications for Continued Driving and Access to Firearms. Poster presented at the Annual College of Physicians Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
  • Injury and Violence Prevention Network
  • American Public Health Association
  • Safe States Alliance