Christopher Rogers has a Masters of Public Health in Applied Epidemiology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and is currently working toward his Doctorate of Philosophy in Preventive Medicine from the University of Southern California (USC). Christopher worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and eventually became an instructor for College of the Canyons, teaching in the Emergency Medical Technician Program. Christopher also worked for the Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s Epidemiology Unit of the Tuberculosis Control Program where he assisted with building a Multi Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis database and subsequently assisting in the surveillance and reporting of Multi Drug-Resistant cases. He has worked with students at CSUN since 2015; first, as a biostatistics tutor, then as a biostatistics lab instructor, and finally, as a part-time lecturer. Christopher’s research interests include epidemiologic methods, substance abuse behaviors, emergency preparedness, and prehospital care policy. He currently has research projects at both CSUN and USC assessing (1) efficacy of emergency communication systems, (2) prehospital care providers comfort and knowledge with treating pediatric special needs cases, and (3) financial strain as a risk factor for tobacco/nicotine product use.