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 - Public Health Research Methods
  • PH 3030 - Health Behavior Theory & Program Planning
  • PH 3090 - Public Health Communication
  • PH 6120 - Biostatistics (Graduate-Level)
  • 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 in Asia and the Pacific. Dr. Gloria’s latest research examines the protective factors that foster adaptation, positivity, 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-workplace burnout and engagement. He has developed public health programs and conducted studies with various organizations including community health centers, hospitals, NGOs, government agencies, private/corporate institutions, and school systems. He was the Vice President (2016-17) and President (2017-18) of the Hawaii Public Health Association, and the Chair of the 2016 Hawaii Public Health Conference. In 2017, he received the Progress Award for Education from the United Filipino Council of Hawaii. During his free time, Dr. Gloria likes to read at coffee shops, practice yoga, marathon shows on Netflix, sing in the car, and do Fitbit challenges with friends. 



  • Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2017). The direct and mediating roles of positive emotions on work engagement among postdoctoral fellows. Studies in Higher Education, 42(12), 2216-2228.
  • Lehrer, H. M., Janus, K. C., Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2017). Too much of a good thing: Curvilinear effect of the positivity ratio on emotional dysfunction and perceived resources in adolescent females. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, 6(4), 1-6.
  • Janus, K. C., Lehrer, H. M., Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2017). Resilience moderates the effect of stress on depressive symptoms in adolescent girls. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 4(3), 235-244.
  • Lehrer, H. M., Janus, K. C., Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2017). Personal and environmental resources mediate the positivity-emotional dysfunction relationship. American Journal of Health Behavior, 41(2), 186-193.  
  • Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2016). Relationships among positive emotions, coping, resilience, and mental health. Stress and Health, 32(2), 145-156.
  • Coffee, K., Raucci, C., Gloria, C., Faulk, K. E., & Steinhardt, M. (2013). Perceptions of adolescent wellness at a single-sex school. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51(6), 300-311.
  • Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2013). Flourishing, languishing, and depressed postdoctoral fellows: Differences in stress, trait anxiety, and depressive symptoms. Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs, 3(1), 1-8. 
  • Gloria, C. T. (2013). The multidimensional influences of positive emotions on stress, coping, resilience, wellness, and work engagement. [Doctoral dissertation]. The University of Texas at Austin. 
  • Faulk, K. E., Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2013). Coping profiles characterize individual flourishing, languishing, and depression. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 26(4), 378-390.
  • Gloria, C. T., Faulk, K. E., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2013). Positive affectivity predicts successful and unsuccessful adaptation to stress. Motivation and Emotion, 37(1), 185-193.
  • Faulk, K. E., Gloria, C. T., Cance, J. D., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2012). Depressive symptoms among US military spouses during deployment: The protective effect of positive emotions. Armed Forces & Society, 38(3), 373-390.
  • Stanforth, D., Steinhardt, M., Mackert, M., Stanforth, P. R., & Gloria, C. T. (2011). An investigation of exercise and the placebo effect. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35(3), 257-268.
  • Steinhardt, M. A., Smith Jaggars, S. E., Faulk, K. E., & Gloria, C. T. (2011). Chronic work stress and depressive symptoms: Assessing the mediating role of teacher burnout. Stress and Health, 27(5), 420-429.
  • Gloria, C. T., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2010). Texas nutrition environment assessment of retail food stores (TxNEA-S): Development and evaluation. Public Health Nutrition, 13(11), 1764-1772.

Christian Gloria

Associate Professor

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