Richard Jimenez

Core Faculty
Richard Jimenez
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Dr. Richard Jiménez is a core faculty member in the College of Health Sciences and Public Policy at Walden University. He teaches courses in the PhD program in Public Health and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program, supervises PhD dissertation and DrPH doctoral study student research, and serves on academic and institutional committees. Dr. Jiménez has over 30 years’ experience in Public Health practice, teaching and research, including appointments as a Public Health Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, and Senior Research Scientist and Director of Patient Safety Research at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston. Dr. Jiménez has served on the boards of directors of several national health and educational organizations and has provided professional consulting services to several U.S. and international health and educational agencies and organizations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Dr. Jiménez earned his Doctorate in Public Health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2005. He is a recent graduate of the Global Health Care Delivery Intensive at the Harvard University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Jiménez has been a reviewer for Public and Global Health teaching and research for the Fulbright International Scholars Program, administered by the U.S. Department of State. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences. His research interests include program evaluation, infectious diseases, health disparities and the public health impact of medical errors and patient safety. He is the recipient of a Walden Social Change Research Fellowship for 2017, the 2018 - 2021 David A. Wilson Research Grant Award for Innovation in Higher Education: Excellence in Teaching and Learning, from Laureate International Universities and a 2023-24 Walden Faculty Research Initiative Grant. Dr. Jimenez just celebrated his 15th. year as a Walden professor.

Courses Taught

PUBH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health

PUBH 6640 - Capstone Project in Public Health

PUBH 6475 - Public Health Program Planning and Implementation

PUBH 8900/9000/9001/9100/ - Public Health Dissertation and Doctoral Study Research

PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing and Public Relations for Public Health Leadres

PUBH 8475 - Adavanced Public Health Program Implementation and Evaluation


BA, University of Texas at Austin

MEd, Antioch University

DrPH, University of Texas - School of Public Health

Public Service

Apollo Chamber Players, Board Member - Houston

Awards / Honors

Social Change Research Fellowship, Centers for Research Quality and Faculty Excellence, 2017

Fellow, Texas Public Health Association, , 2013


Stradthdee, S., Magis-Rodriguez, C., Mays, V., Jimenez, R., Patterson, T. (2012). The emerging hiv epidemic on the mexico-us border: An international case study characterizing the role of epidemiology in surveillance and response. Annals of Epidemiology


Jimenez, R. (2014). Lessons Learned in the Global War on HIV/AIDS . U.S. Embassy