Christopher Fulcher

Missouri EPSCoR Award: Missouri Transect
Project Component: Community Team
Institution/Organization: University Of Missouri-Columbia
Role: Collaborator

Dr. Chris Fulcher directs the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) at the University of Missouri. Chris’ systems-based approach to decision making enables public and nonprofit sector organizations to effectively address social, economic and environmental issues using unique collaborative management systems such as Community Commons ( Chris and his team integrate Geographic Information Systems, data visualization, community engagement tools and Internet accessibility to better serve vulnerable and underserved populations. These web-based technologies help organizations and policy makers make more informed decisions about access, equity, and allocation of resources. Chris received his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1984 and his M.S. in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M in 1985. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri in 1996. In 2005 he completed his National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Informatics.