Christopher R. Trudeau, J.D.


Christopher R. Trudeau, J.D.Chris has a dual appointment at UAMS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. At UAMS, his focus is on health communications research, plain language writing, and teaching health law and communication courses. Chris is a nationally known advocate for plain language in law, health care, government, and business. He received a grant from Lexis/Nexis to conduct research on public preferences for plain language, which was the first US study of its kind. Chris frequently presents at conferences, including those of the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Chris came to CHL from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he served as faculty for more than 13 years and carved out a niche as one of the only health literacy lawyers in the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a juris doctorate, summa cum laude, from Western Michigan University.


Christopher Trudeau

Associate Professor, UAMS Center for Health Literacy

Associate Professor of Law, UALR Bowen School of Law