Faculty Profile for Dr. Chris Russian

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Dr. Chris Russian
Professor — Department of Respiratory Care
WILW 232
phone: (512) 716-2682

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

  • Showalter, V., Russian, C. J., Gonzales, J. F., & Ari, A. (2021). Students’ perceived self-efficacy, expectations, barriers and support in enrolling a master’s degree program in respiratory care. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Henry, N. R., Russian, C. J., Williams, M., & Pezzuto, A. M. (2021). Organ procurement organization and university-based respiratory care program partnership to develop student internships. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy, 57, 39–43.
  • Showalter, V., Russian, C. J., Gonzales, J. F., & Ari, A. (2020). Students’ perceived self-efficacy, expectations, barriers, and support in enrolling a master’s degree program in respiratory care. Respiratory Care.
  • Russian, C. J. (2020, July). CoBGRTE Summer Town Hall and Panel Discussion. CoBGRTE Coalition Chronicle, 9(7), 16–21.
  • Russian, C. J. (2019, November). CoBGRTE Round Table Dinner & Discussion at Crescent City Brewhouse. The Coalition Chronicle, 8(11), 13–19.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Member, Lambda Beta National Honor Society. 2008 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award - Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions. 2019 - 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Service, College of Health Professions. 2018
  • 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

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 Fidel (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 Fidel (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 Fidel (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 Fidel (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
AARC Leadership Institute - Advanced Researcher Track
July 2019-Present
Chair
AARC Ad-Hoc Committee on AS-to-BS Conversion
February 27, 2019-Present
Chair
Nominations Committee - Texas Society for Respiratory Care
2018-Present