Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Care
Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
Chris Russian is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Respiratory Care Department at Texas State University-San Marcos. He did Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care, and Master of Science degree in Physical Education. He is currently working toward a Doctor in Philosophy degree in Adult, Professional and Community Education. He is credentialed as a registered respiratory therapist, a neonatal/pediatric specialist, and a registered polysomnography technologist. The courses he teaches within the Respiratory Care Department include Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care, Contemporary Issues in Respiratory Care, Fundamentals of Polysomnography, and Polysomnography Therapeutic Interventions. He has presented his research at local, state, national/international conferences and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Research interests include neonatal/pediatric mechanical ventilation and critical care, humidification with artificial airways, respiratory medication compatibility, CPAP/BiPAP administration during sleep, respiratory muscle training, and mechanical ventilation for the adult patient.