Christopher B. Fox, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS (he/him)

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine


Chris Fox is a nurse practitioner who is dedicated to caring for people living with HIV, from the newly diagnosed to long-term survivors. He considers HIV primary care to be his calling.

At OHSU, Fox provides HIV primary care and consultation in the Internal Medicine Clinic. He is the clinical lead for the OHSU Tele-PrEP Program. He also has an interest in hepatitis C treatment, and he provides treatment services to people in Portland and throughout Oregon using telemedicine.

Fox is passionate about educating current and future healthcare providers about HIV treatment and prevention. He is a faculty member with the Oregon AIDS Education Center, and he teaches in the OHSU School of Nursing.

Fox trained in HIV primary care at San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 86, the world's first HIV outpatient clinic, and at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, he worked as a nurse at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and as a community health worker at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

When he's not working, Fox enjoys cooking, reading, writing, hiking, and hanging out with his dog and friends.

Education and training

    • B.A., 2000, Colorado State University
    • M.S.N., 2013, University of California, San Francisco
  • Certifications

    • Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2013
    • HIV Specialist, American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2016

Memberships and associations:

  • Member, American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • Member, Cascade Chapter, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Member, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon


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Selected publications

  • Stringari-Murray S, Fox CB. Chapter 66: Primary care of HIV-infected adults. In: Collins-Bride GM, Saxe JM, Kaplan R, Duderstadt KG, eds. Clinical Guidelines for Advance Practice Nursing: An Interprofessional Approach. 3rd ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2017: 649-671.
  • Portillo CJ, Stringari-Murray S, Fox CB, Monasterio E, Rose CD. The HIV primary care workforce of tomorrow: The UCSF integrated HIV/AIDS primary care capacity nurse practitioner program. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2016;27(3):214-222. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2016.02.015
  • Warren N, Portillo CJ, Dawson-Rose C, Monasterio E, Fox CB, Freeborn K, Morris P, Stringari-Murray S. HIV primary care curriculum improves HIV knowledge, confidence and attitudes. J Nurse Pract. 2018;14(6):e113-e120. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.03.008