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Chrisa (Hrisanti) Arcan, PhD, RD

Chrisa Arcan, PhD, MHS, MBA, RD

Assistant Professor


CV: Chrisa Arcan_CV.docx

Dr. Arcan’s research focus is in prevention of excess weight gain and chronic disease through lifestyle changes including healthful eating and physical activity among minority and immigrant children and families. Her interest includes 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 ethnically diverse populations including African American, Native American, Somali, Latino, and Hmong in diverse settings such as food stores, schools, and communities.

Dr. Arcan received a doctoral degree in public health nutrition from University of Minnesota, a Master in Health Science (MHS) in public health nutrition from the Div. of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from University of New Hampshire, and a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.