Christian Gloria PH.D., CHES

College of Health and Society - Department of Public Health

Associate Professor of Public Health

Courses Taught:

  • PH 1000 - Introduction to Personal & Community Health
  • PH 3001 - Research Methods, Planning, & Evaluation for Public Health
  • PH 3030 - Health Behavior Theory & Program Planning
  • PH 6220 - Health Behavior Change Theory (Graduate-Level)
  • PH 6460 - Public Health Program Planning & Leadership (Graduate-Level)


Dr. Gloria earned his BS in Kinesiology: Health Promotion & Fitness, MA in Health Education, and PhD in Health Behavior & 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 latest research examines the protective factors that foster adaptation, resilience, and well-being among individuals who experience detrimental levels of stress and adversity in the Philippines and Hawaii. Other professional and scholarly interests include physical activity, nutrition, weight management, 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 the United Filipino Council of Hawaii's Progress Award for Education in 2017.  He is currently the President of the Hawaii Public Health Association, which--with over 600 members--is one of the largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association.

Christian Gloria

Associate Professor

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  Hawaii Loa Campus, AC 104

 Curriculum Vitae (PDF)