Richard Christiana

Education: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia, 2012-2014; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2012 Major: Health Promotion & Behavior; Ph.D. Dissertation: A Mixed-Methods Study Investigating Factors Influencing Rural Youths' Participation and Experiences in Outdoor, Noncompetitive Physical Activity; M.A., University at Albany, 2005 Major: Anthropology; B.S., Binghamton University, 2003 Major: Anthropology Minor: Biology. Teaching Specialties: Public Health Program Evaluation; Health Behavior Theory; Public Health Interventions to promote Physical Activity. Professional Affiliations / Organizations: American Public Health Association; American College of Sports Medicine; U.S. Play Coalition; Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society. Laboratory Affiliation: Healthy Outdoor Play and Exercise (HOPE). Research Interests: Promotion of rural children's outdoor play and physical activity; Lifelong maintenance of physical activity; Community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches in rural areas; Healthcare provider prescriptions for physical activity in nature (outdoor and park prescriptions).

There are 2 included publications by Richard Christiana :

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Got Nature? An Interdisciplinary Approach To Promoting Healthy Outdoor Play And Exercise 2021 65 Residents of the Appalachian region are at greater risk for chronic illness and have a high rate of inactivity. Spending time in nature settings and being physically active have both shown positive impacts on physical and mental health. Health care p...
The Journal Of The Blue Cross NC Institute For Health & Human Services: Volume 1 2021 683 Welcome to our Inaugural Issue! The Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS), housed administratively under the Beaver College of Health Sciences, is one of only two institutes at Appalachian State University. The Vision of the IH...