Faculty Profile for Dr. Chris Russian

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Dr. Chris Russian
Professor — Department of Respiratory Care
Willow 214
phone: (512) 716-2697

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Diagnostics
Mechanical Ventilation
Airway Clearance
Sleep Staging

Research Interests

Respiratory Therapy
Polysomnography
Respiratory Muscle Training
Pulmonary Function
Mechanical Ventilation

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Russian, C. J. (2018, December). CoBGRTE Round Table Discussion Dinner at The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. The Coalition Chronicle, 7(12), 25–27. Retrieved from http://www.cobgrte.org/home.html
  • Russian, C. J. (2018, July). CoBGRTE Round Table Discussion Dinner at BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant. The Coalition Chronicle, 7(7), 22–25. Retrieved from http://www.cobgrte.org/home.html
  • Gonzales, J. F., Collins, K. P., & Russian, C. J. (2017). A Narrative Summary of High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy in the Adult Population. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 15(1).
  • Russian, C. J., Gonzales, J. F., Schelde, H., Terry, L. A., Albanna, S., & Adams, R. (2016). A comparison of nebulizer brand on delivered tidal volumes and peak inspiratory pressure during high frequency oscillatory ventilation. Neonatal Intensive Care: The Journal of Perinatology-Neonatology, 29(1), 49–51. Retrieved from http://www.nicmag.ca/pdf/NIC-29-1-Winter-2016-R27-web.pdf
  • Russian, C. J., Gonzales, J. F., Schelde, H., Terry, L. A., Albanna, S., & Adams, R. (2016). A comparison of nebulizer brand on delivered tidal volumes and peak inspiratory pressure during high frequency oscillatory ventilation. Respiratory Therapy: The Journal of Pulmonary Technique, 11(1), 22–25. Retrieved from http://www.respiratorytherapy.ca/pdf/RT-11-1-Winter-2016-R15-web.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Service, College of Health Professions. 2018 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Member, Lambda Beta National Honor Society. 2008 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduating Student Recognition Award: Named as a person at Texas State University who made a contribution to the academic career of a graduate. 2007 - 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Presidential Distinction Award in Scholarly/Creative Activity. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarship at the Associate Professor level, College of Health Professions. 2011

Selected Grants

  • Christopher, Russian J (Principal), , Sam Gregory (Co-Principal), Waugh, Jonathan (Supporting), Dunlevy, Crystal. Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgement Skills in Recent Graduates of Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree Programs, American Association for Respiratory Care, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $48950. (Funded: October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019). Grant.
  • Russian, Christopher J, Marshall, S G, Gonzales, Joshua F (Co-Principal). The Relationship Between a Sleep-Disordered Breathing Questionnaire, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Measurements of Respiratory Muscle Strength, Texas Society for Allied Health Professions, $1500. (Funded: June 10, 2013). Grant.
  • Russian, Christopher J (Principal), Gonzales, Joshua F (Co-Principal). The Relationship Between a Sleep Disordered Breathing Questionnaire, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Measurements of Respiratory Muscle Strength, Texas Society of Allied Health Professions, $1495. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Russian, Christopher J, Gonzales, Joshua F (Co-Principal). Assessment of Ventilator Data Prior to and During Endotracheal Tube Obstruction, Texas Society for Allied Health Professions, $1500. (Funded: July 16, 2012). Grant.
  • Gonzales, Joshua F (Principal), Russian, Christopher J. Determining Suction Catheter Size for Endotracheal Suction: A comparison of Endotracheal Tube Size to Suction Catheter RatiosThe Use of Clinical Simulation Videos to Enhance Simulation Practice, $1169. (Funded: October 12, 2011). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Research Committee - COBGRTE
2019-Present
Member
Board of Directors - COBGRTE
2019-Present
Chair
Nominations Committee - Texas Society for Respiratory Care
2018-Present
Graduate Advisor
Master of Science in Respiratory Care
2017-Present
Program Coordinator
Master of Science in Respiratory Care
2017-Present