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Associate Professor of Health Care Administration
(615) 453-6307
Bone Hall, Room 100
The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
B.S.B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville
M.H.S.A., George Washington University
J.D., Creighton University

Dr. Christi Griffin is Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Health Care Administration program.  Dr. Griffin began at Cumberland University in Fall 2013 as adjunct professor in the Labry School of Science, Technology and Business, and accepted a full-time faculty appointment in Spring 2018.  Dr. Griffin teaches courses in health care administration, general business, and the MBA program.

Dr. Griffin possesses more than twenty years of health care industry experience, including corporate general counsel and hospital management positions in Nashville, Washington, D.C. and Boston.  Dr. Griffin’s health care industry experience includes the delivery, insurance, legal and other sectors. Dr. Griffin has served as expert panelist and guest speaker on health care and non-health care business and legal issues.

Dr. Griffin holds a Juris Doctor (Law) degree from Creighton University, a Master of Health Services Administration (Health Services Financial Management) from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Dr. Griffin was editorial staff for the Creighton University Law Review and is a published author.

Dr. Griffin is founder and owner of Griffin Law Office, a boutique health law practice serving Middle Tennessee, and is three-time recipient of the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Attorneys for Justice Pro Bono Service Award.  Dr. Griffin is a member of the Tennessee, Maryland (inactive), District of Columbia (inactive), and U.S. Supreme Court Bars.

Dr. Griffin is active with many professional and industry organizations.  Dr. Griffin is a lifelong supporter of the non-profit community, serving on Boards of Directors and holding leadership positions for the Wilson County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the American Red Cross (Volunteer Region) and Outlook Nashville.  Dr. Griffin is a member of Rotary International (Mount Juliet Breakfast Club) and Kiwanis International (Lebanon Club).


Disputes Over Frozen Embryos: Who Wins, Who Loses, and How Do We Decide? – An Analysis of Davis v. Davis, York v. Jones, and State Statutes Affecting Reproductive Choices, Jun 1991, Creighton Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 4, Creighton University School of Law.