portrait of Christopher King

Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSc, FACHE

Chair, Department of Health Systems Administration, Program Director & Associate Professor at Georgetown University

Christopher J. King is a board-certified healthcare executive, educator, and researcher. As Chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University, Christopher provides visionary leadership in teaching, research, and practice in health system redesign. His scholarship is at the intersection of health equity, structural racism, and population health.

Prior to joining Georgetown University, he served as the first Assistant Vice President of Community Health for MedStar Health. In this role, he created a community health needs assessment framework and spearheaded regional efforts to strengthen the system’s capacity to advance population health goals. Accomplishments include applying rigor and evidence in community-based planning, program implementation, and evaluation with a focus on historically marginalized communities.

Christopher’s scholarship and thought leadership have been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications. And as a commissioner for the DC Mayor’s Commission on Health Equity, his passion is advancing a citywide health equity agenda. His most recent publication, Health Disparities in the Black Community: An Imperative for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia, is a call to action for the city. Christopher has a Ph.D. in Health Services Administration with a focus on barriers to timely access to cancer care by race and ethnicity.