Chrisa Arcan, PhD, MHS, MBA, RD
Dr. Arcan’s research focus is on prevention of excess weight gain and chronic disease through lifestyle changes including healthful eating and physical activity. Her research interests include exploring personal, behavioral, and environmental factors contributing to health disparities and in developing interventions that meet the unique needs of underserved populations. Dr. Arcan conducted numerous observational and intervention studies applying community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles among racially and ethnically diverse populations including African American, Native American, Somali, Latino, and Hmong in diverse settings such as food stores, schools, and communities.
Dr. Arcan is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN); she received her doctoral degree in public health nutrition from University of Minnesota, a Master in Health Science (MHS) in public health nutrition from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Division of International Health, an MBA from University of New Hampshire, and a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.