Christine May
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2015
  • Master of Arts, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., 2011

Research Interests

  • Lifestyle interventions for weight management
  • Health behavior and promotion
  • Social media and health
  • Implementation science
  • Cancer survivorship

Courses Taught

  • Health Psychology
  • Motivation and Learning
  • Introduction to Statistics

 

Certifications and Memberships

  • Membership Committee, Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 48)
  • Certified Lifestyle Coach, National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • American Psychological Association 
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine 
  • Psi Chi

Selected Works

Presentations

May, C.N., Juergensen, J.E., Anderson, R.*, Leary, A.*, & Santich, S.^ (2019, May). Reward sensitivity relates to automatic approach motivation for exercise: Preliminary validity for the Exercise-Approach Avoidance Task. Poster presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Moyer, D.*, Ford, D.*, Juergensen, J., & May, C. (2019, May). Prompts to regulate emotions when reading health information increases health intentions. Poster presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

May, C.N. (2017, October). What does it take to improve health behaviors? Invited symposium for the 3rd annual Joint Speaker Series for Exercise is Medicine-On Campus, Springfield College, Springfield, MA.

May, C.N., Waring, M.E., Evans, M., & Pagoto, S.L. (2017, March). Interest in weight loss among female cancer survivors with overweight or obesity. Poster presented at the 38th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Evans, M., May, C.N., Waring, M.E., Jake-Schoffman, D.E., Okpoebo, A., & Pagoto, S.L. (2017, March). Influence of race of principal investigator on study participation of African Americans. Paper presented at the 38th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Evans, M., May, C.N., Waring, M.E., Jake-Schoffman, D.E., Okpoebo, A., & Pagoto, S.L. (2017, March). Preferences for weight loss app features among African Americans. Poster presented at the 38th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Waring, M.E., Baker, K., May, C.N., Peluso, A., & Pagoto, S.L. (2017, March). Who is tweeting about indoor tanning and what are they saying? Paper presented at the 38th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Aylward, L., Schneider, K.L., May, C., & Pagoto, S. (2017, March). Individuals with obesity did not engage in greater emotional eating than their lean counterparts in a laboratory setting. Poster presented at the 38th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Pagoto, S., Waring, M., Olendzki, E., Oleski, J., May, C., & Evans, M. (2017, January). The feasibility of incentivizing participation in an online social network weight loss program. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa Village, HI.

May, C.N., Nock, N.L., Bentley, D.,* & Demaree, H.A. (2016, May). Acute aerobic exercise increases implicit approach motivation for dessert images. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Publications

May, C.N., Jake-Schoffman, D.E., Evans, M., Silfee, V.J., Zhang, F.F., Blok, A.C., Carey, J.L., Ding, E., & Pritschmann, R.K. (2019). Interest in and barriers to participation in a Facebook-delivered weight loss program among female cancer survivors with overweight or obesity. mHealth, 5(28).

Jake-Schoffman D.E., Silfee V.J., Sreedhara M., Rosal M.C., May C.N., Lopez-Cepero A., Lemon S.C., Griecci C.F. (2019). Reporting of Physical Activity Device Measurement and Analysis Protocols in Lifestyle Interventions. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

May, C.N., Juergensen, J., & Santich, S. (2019). Reward sensitivity relates to automatic approach motivation for exercise: Preliminary validity for the Exercise-Approach Avoidance Task. Open Science Journal of Psychology, 6(2), 24-28.

Juergensen, J., Weaver, J.S., May, C.N., & Demaree, H.A. (2018). More than money: Experienced positive affect reduces risk-taking behavior on a real-world gambling task. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02116

Silfee, V.J., Haughton, C.F., Jake-Schoffman, D.E., Lopez-Cepero, A., May, C.N., Sreedhara, M., Lemon, S.C., & Rosal, M.C. (2018). Objective measurement of physical activity outcomes in lifestyle interventions: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine Reports, 11, 74-80.

Waring, M.E., Baker, M., Peluso, A., May, C.N., & Pagoto, S.L. (2018). Content analysis of Twitter chatter about indoor tanning. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9(1), 41-47.

Waring, M.E., Moore Simas, T.A., Oleski, J., Xiao, R.S., Mulcahy, J.A., May, C.N., & Pagoto, S.L. (2018). Feasibility and acceptability of delivering a post-partum weight loss intervention via Facebook: A pilot study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(1), 70-74.

Breland, J.Y., Quintiliani, L.M., Schneider, K.L., May, C.N. & Pagoto, S. (2017). Social media as a tool to increase the impact of public health research. American Journal of Public Health, 107(12).

Zhang, L., Pagoto, S., May, C., Olendzki, B., Tucker, K.L., Ruiz, C., Cao, Y., & Ma, Y. (2017). Effect of the AHA dietary intervention on added sugar intake among participants with metabolic syndrome. European Journal of Nutrition, 57(3), 1073-1082.

Pagoto, S., Waring, M., Olendzki, E., Oleski, J., May, C., & Evans, M. (2017). The feasibility of incentivizing participation in an online social network weight loss program. HICSS Proceedings.