Matthew Chrisman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: 816-235-5709
chrismanms@umkc.edu

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Biography:

Matthew joined the faculty in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Health Studies program. He completed his PhD in 2013, and spent three years in postdoctoral research fellowships. Currently, he teaches Intro to Health Sciences, and Health Promotion Programs. He also designs and conducts research related to physical activity and nutrition behaviors, and his current projects include: an examination of bicycling habits and patterns among older adults; a cross-sectional survey of the knowledge and use of nutritional guidelines in schoolteachers; and he is planning an intervention using standing desks in the college setting. He enjoys cooking and spending time with his daughter.

Publications

  • Chrisman M., Chow W., Daniel CR., Wu X., Zhao H. (2017). Associations between language acculturation, age of immigration, and obesity in the Mexican American Mano A Mano cohort. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.  doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2017.03.005
  • Chrisman M., Chow W., Daniel C.R., Wu X., Zhao H. Associations between mobile phone use and physical activity in the Mexican American Mano A Mano cohort. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth; 4(2). doi: 10.2196/mhealth.4926
  • Chrisman M., Chow W., Daniel C.R., Wu X., Zhao H.  Acculturation, socio-demographic, and lifestyle factors associated with compliance with physical activity recommendations in the Mexican American Mano A Mano cohort. BMJ Open, 5, e008302. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008302
  • Murimi M., Chrisman M., Diaz-Rios LK., McCollum H., McDonald O. (2015) A qualitative study on factors that affect school lunch participation: Perspectives of school food service managers and cooks. Journal of Nutrition & Health, 1(2)
  • Murimi, M, Chrisman, M., McCollum, H. (2016) A qualitative study on factors that influence students’ food choices. Journal of Nutrition & Health, 2(1)
  • Chrisman M., Nothwehr F., Janz K., Yang J., Oleson J. (2015). Perceived awareness of resources and environmental correlates of domain-specific physical activity in rural Midwestern adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(7), 962-967. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0453
  • Chow W., Chrisman M., Daniel-MacDougall C., Ye Y., Gomez H., Dong Q., et al. (2015). Cohort profile: The Mexican-American Mano A Mano Cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology (ePub ahead of print). doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv016
  • Chrisman M., Nothwehr F., Yang J., Oleson J. (2015). Environmental Influences on Physical Activity in Rural Midwestern Adults: A Qualitative Approach. Health Promotion Practice, 16(1), 142-148. doi:10.1177/1524839914524958
  • Murimi M., Chrisman M., Hughes K., Taylor C., Kim Y., McAllister T.L. Effect of School-Based Nutrition Education and Point-of-Testing Counseling on Rural Adolescent Health. Health Education Journal (In press). doi: 10.1177/0017896914552000
  • Chrisman M., Nothwehr F., Yang J., Oleson J. (2014). Perceived correlates of domain-specific physical activity in rural adults in the Midwest. Journal of Rural Health, 30(4), 352-8. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12065.
  • Nothwehr F., Chrisman M., Andsager J. (2014). Improving Rural Newspaper Coverage of Nutrition Stories: An Educational Assessment of Editors’ Attitudes and Learning Needs. Health Promotion Practice, 15(6), 849-856. doi: 10.1177/1524839914526205
  • Murimi M., Chrisman M., McAllister T. (2014). Fostering Healthy Lifestyles in the African American Population. Health Education and Behavior, 42(1), 109-16. doi:10.1177/1090198114540465
  • Nothwehr F., Haines H., Chrisman M., Schultz U. (2014). Statewide Dissemination of a Rural, Non-Chain Restaurant Intervention: Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance. Health Education Research, 29(3), 433-441. doi:10.1093/her/cyu008
  • Schultz U., Nothwehr F., Hanson J., Chrisman M., Haines H. (2012). A Nutrition Information Needs Survey Among Older Adults: Application of Adult Learning Principles. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 13(2), 145-153.

 

Funding

  • 2015, Community Based Participatory Research Trainee ($1,019), Latinos Contra el Cancer Community Networks Program Center, National Cancer Institute (U54CA153505; PIs: David Wetter, Maria E. Fernandez)
  • 2012, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (PRC-RH) pilot grant award ($3,186), University of Iowa, Role: PI
  • 2011, Professional Advancement Grants Research Grant award ($400), University of Iowa, Role: PI