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Amy Fairchild, PhD

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Professor, Health Policy and Management

Texas A&M University Health Science Center,
School of Public Health

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About Dr. Fairchild

Amy Fairchild, PhD, is the associate dean of academic affairs and professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Her research interests are immigrant health inspection, disease control, disease surveillance and privacy, public health issues and tobacco control.

Dr. Fairchild's recent work includes an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, underscoring the importance of recognizing the rise in electronic cigarettes and how there will be a need for ongoing health and safety monitoring. She also was tasked with directing a committee of international experts in producing the first guidelines on public health surveillance with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr. Fairchild received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health and a doctorate degree in subcommittee on sociomedical sciences from Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Vital Record news coverage

School of Public Health celebrates 20-year anniversary

How a Texas rural health initiative has grown into a college with global impact

April 4, 2018

Texas A&M professor leads international team in developing WHO ethical guidelines

Fairchild directs committee of international experts in producing the first guidelines on public health surveillance

July 7, 2017

E-cigarettes: Harm reduction or ‘gateway’ to new smokers?

Policy needs to allow for the sale and use of products to reduce the number of people using risky tobacco cigarettes

January 19, 2018