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
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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