Christian T. Gloria, PhD, CHES
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Office Phone: (808) 236-5852
Office Location: HLC Room AC 104
Dr. Gloria earned his BS in Kinesiology: Health Promotion & Fitness, MA in Health Education, and PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from The University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines, he is excited to be living again in the Pacific and working at HPU, where he could finally pursue his life’s calling of teaching, conducting research, and providing services to developing countries and at-risk populations throughout Asia and the Pacific. Dr. Gloria’s recent research examines the protective factors that foster adaptation, resilience, and well-being among individuals who experience detrimental levels of stress and adversity. Other professional and scholarly interests include weight management, physical activity, nutrition, as well as employee-work engagement. He has developed public health programs and conducted studies with a variety of organizations including community health centers, hospitals, NGOs, the State Department of Health, private/corporate institutions, and school systems. Dr. Gloria likes to spend his free time reading at coffee shops, watching horror movies, singing in the car, learning to play the ukulele, and practicing yoga. He was honored with the National Herff Jones Teacher Shout Out Award in 2013, and was recently appointed as the Vice President of the Hawaii Public Health Association (2016).