Chris Hartmann

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor



Natural Sciences



Courses taught: 

  • PH3600 Social Determinants of Health
  • PH4800 Epidemiology
  • PH4850 Global Health
  • PH4890 Environmental Health Justice
  • PH4920 Study Abroad (Nicaragua, Bolivia)
  • PH5900 Research Methods
  • PH5920 Senior Seminar


  • Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Geography
  • Ohio State University, M.A. in Geography
  • Case Western Reserve University, Graduate coursework in Public Health
  • Xavier University, B.S. in Biology

Research interests: 

Professor Hartmann joined the department in Fall 2016. His research interests include environmental and public health governance, social and environmental justice issues, social medicine, political ecology, health inequalities, urban issues, and qualitative research methods. He is especially interested in research situated in Latin America and the U.S., though the theoretical frameworks and methodologies he employs are applicable to understanding issues, events, and themes around the world.

Select publications & presentations: 

  • Hartmann, C. (2019). “Live Nice, Live Well” (“Vivir Bonito, Vivir Bien”) in Nicaragua: Environmental Health Citizenship in a Postneoliberal Context. Global Public Health, 14(6-7), 923-938. 
  • Hartmann, C. (2018). Waste picker livelihoods and inclusive neoliberal municipal solid waste management policies: the case of the La Chureca garbage dump site in Managua, Nicaragua. Waste Management, 71, 565-77.
  • Morello, L., Marshall, P., Hartmann, C., Brooks,S., Colón-Zimmerman, K., Goldenberg, A. (2017). Photo-documentation in the community: reflections on genetics, health, and health disparities. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46(2), 385-89.
  • Hartmann, C. (2016). Post-neoliberal public healthcare reforms? Neoliberalism, social medicine, and persistent health inequalities in Latin America. American Journal of Public Health, 106(12), 2145-51.
  • Ettlinger, N., & Hartmann, C. (2015). Post/neo/liberalism in relational perspective. Political Geography, 48, 37-48.
  • Hartmann, C., Marshall, P., Goldenberg, A. (2015). Is there a space for place in family history assessment? Underserved community views on the impact of neighborhood factors on health and prevention. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 36(2), 119-30.
  • Goldenberg, A., Hartmann, C., Morello, L., Brooks, S., Zimmermann, K., Marshall, P. (2013). Gene-environment interactions and health inequalities: Views of underserved communities. Journal of Community Genetics, 4(4), 425-34.
  • Hartmann, C. (2012). Uneven Urban Spaces: Accessing Trash in Managua, Nicaragua. Journal of Latin American Geography, 11(1), 143-63.