Chris Tilden  
LDCHD Coordinating Staff
Title: Community Health Director
Phone: 785-843-3060
Chris Tilden


Chris has spent most of his career in health and social services. For 10 years, he served at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment where he was the Bureau Director of Local and Rural Health. He also has held positions in Ohio and Idaho. He joined the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department in fall 2012. As a longtime resident of Lawrence and Douglas County, he is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the vitality of the local community.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas. He also holds a doctorate from Duke University in biological anthropology and anatomy.

He has served on the adjunct faculty at Ohio State University and in the departments of Health Services Administration and Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine at KU. He is a 2009 graduate of the Kansas Public Health Leadership Institute.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys cycling and running. You can find him most weekend mornings running around the KU campus or downtown Lawrence and then at a neighborhood coffee shop after putting in his miles.

Follow Chris on Twitter at @ctilden. 

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