Christine Broussard, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

  • Department: Biology Department
  • Campus Location: Central Campus, La Verne, CA, Mainiero Building 257


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas
  • M.S., Louisiana State University
  • B.S., Louisiana State Univeristy


­­Dr. Christine Broussard is a Professor of Biology at University of La Verne. She is passionate about teaching and learning in the sciences and understanding the influence of environmental contaminants on human health. Her science education research focuses on integrating research immersion experiences into laboratory components of biology courses such as Cell Biology and Developmental Biology.  Dr. Broussard’s approach, called Design Your Own Experiment (DYOE), is a high impact practice she developed that allows students to become collaborators in research on emerging environmental contaminants.  Dr. Broussard has published her findings and shared her innovative pedagogy on the national level at National Science Foundation (NSF), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) conferences.  In her environmental research program Dr. Broussard, and her undergraduate collaborators, investigate the effects and mechanisms of environmental contaminants on the development of the immune system during gestation.  She focuses specifically on the class of chemicals termed endocrine disruptors, which includes pesticides, plasticizers, and synthetic estrogens. She has published and presented her work in national venues including the Society For Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the Society of Toxicology, the American Association of Immunologists.  Dr. Broussard’s work in science education and environmental health issues has garnered over $1.5 million dollars in federal funding.