Christopher Ford, PhD, MPH

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hubert Department of Global Health

Emory Global Diabetes Research Center


Dr. Ford received his Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa College of Public Health in 2010, and his PhD in Nutrition with an Epidemiology minor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) in 2015.  While at UNC-CH, Dr. Ford worked with Dr. Barry Popkin to examine dietary trends and the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverage taxes and diet quality among US children.  Thereafter, he completed a National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Research Traineeship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Dr. Ford’s current research explores the relationship between diet and risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and related non-communicable diseases.  He also collaborates with Drs. Narayan and Patel on their efforts to identify contributors to regional disparities in cardiometabolic health in the US.