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

Courses Taught

  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Health Behaviors
  • 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 to be 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). 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.

Whited, M. C., Ellis, J. M., Corson, A. T., Freeman, J. T., Midgette, E. P., Pagoto, S. L., Waring, M. E., May, C., Schneider, K. L., Busch, A. M., Appelhans, B. M., Varju, E., Nye, L. (2017, March). College Students’ Use of Mobile Applications for Weight Loss. Poster presented at the 38th meeting of the Society for 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.

May, C.N., Pagoto, S.L., & Waring, M.E. (2016, March). Weight loss attempts among overweight and obese U.S. women 2-5 years after cancer diagnosis, NHANES 2005-2012. Poster presented at the 37th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

May, C., Oleski, J., Olendzki, G., Evans, M., Scully, J. Pagoto, S. (2015, April). Does weight bias exist on Twitter?. Poster presented at the 36th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.

May, C., Yimenu, B., Juergensen, J., Demaree, H. A. (2014, April). Behavioral Activation System (BAS) predicts anticipated negative affect following losses on a real money gambling task. Poster presented at the inaugural meeting of the Society for Affective Science, Bethesda, MD.

Publications

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.

May, C.N., Waring, M.E., Rodrigues, S., Oleski, J.L., Olendzki, E., Evans, M., Carey, J., & Pagoto, S.L. (2017). Weight loss support seeking on Twitter: The impact of weight on follow back rates and interactions. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(1), 84-91.

May, C.N., Nock, N.L., Bentley, D., & Demaree, H.A. (2016). Acute aerobic exercise increases implicit approach motivation for dessert images. Journal of Health Psychology, 23(6), 807-817.

Pagoto, S., Waring, M.E., May, C.N., Ding, E., Kunz, W., Hayes, R. & Oleski, J.L. (2016). Adapting behavioral interventions for social media delivery. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(1), e24.

May, C., Juergensen J., & Demaree, H.A. (2016). Yum, cake! How reward sensitivity relates to automatic approach motivation for dessert images. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 265-268.