Chris Fulcher, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Rural Sociology, Truman School of Public Affairs

Contact Information

Phone 573-268-2740
Address 106 Gentry Hall
Website CARES


BS, Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M, 1984
MS, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M, 1985
PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, 1996
National Library of Medicine Post Doctoral Fellowship, Health Informatics, University of Missouri, 2005


Data visualization
Technology and society


Dr. Fulcher serves as the director of the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES).  He and his team integrate mapping, data visualization and engagement tools to better serve vulnerable and underserved populations. These technologies help organizations and policymakers make more informed decisions about access, equity and allocation of resources.