July 2018 – current: Health Economics and Outcomes Research Manager, Gilead Sciences, Inc
Sep 2016 – Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in Child and Adolescent Primary Care (IRTPCAPC), Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota
BS, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MPH, Master of Public Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD, Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kinesiology and Community Health
Assessing the impact of environmental cues including nutrition labels on food selection and eating behaviors in adolescents.
|MPH Practicum Experience:||
Ms. Christoph interned at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia, IL, as a part of the Rural Health Preceptorship Program. Her projects involved data analysis and evaluation of the Nutrition, Exercise Training (NExT) program, as well as helping design a clinic to improve chronic disease self-management in patients with congestive heart failure.
Dr. Brenna Ellison and Dr. Hillary Klonoff-Cohen
|Posters and Presentations:||
Christoph MJ, Ellison BD. The impact of nutrition label usage on food selection and consumption in a university dining setting . Oral presentations at the 2015 ITOPP Biennial Symposium and Experimental Biology 2016, April 2016, San Diego, CA.
Christoph MJ, Ellison BD. Who reads nutrition labels? Label usage by college students in a dining hall setting. Poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2015, March 2015, Boston, MA.
Christoph MJ, Allison MA, Pankow JS, Decker PA, Kirsch PS, Tsai MY, Sale MM, de Andrade M, Sicotte H, Tang W, Hanson NQ, Berardi C, Wassel CL, Larson NB, Bielinski SJ. Sex-specific Interaction between Adiposity and Cellular Adhesion: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Study. Poster presentation at the American Heart Association Epi-Lifestyle Conference 2015 Scientific Sessions, March 2015, Baltimore, MD.
Christoph MJ, Grigsby-Toussaint DS, Baingana R, Ntambi JM. The assessment of diet and physical activity related to obesity risk among Ugandan school children. Poster presentation at the Division of Nutritional Sciences Annual Student Symposium, Urbana, IL and Experimental Biology 2014, April 2014, San Diego, CA.
Christoph, MJ. Reviewing the utilization of mobile technologies to survey childhood obesity. Oral presentation at the 141st American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 2013, Boston, MA.
Christoph MJ, Turi KN, Grigsby-Toussaint DS. Socio-demographic and geographic variation of overweight and obesity in Uganda. Oral Presentation at the 2013 I-TOPP Biennial Symposium, October 3, 2013, Urbana, IL, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences Annual Student Symposium, Urbana, IL and Experimental Biology 2013, April 2013, Boston, MA.
Christoph MJ, Larson NI, Winkler MR, Wall MM, Neumark-Sztainer D. (2019). Longitudinal trajectories and prevalence of meeting dietary guidelines during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Am J Clin Nutr., 109(3):656-664. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy333.
Miller J, Nelson T, Barr-Anderson DJ, Christoph MJ, Winkler M, Neumark-Sztainer D. (2019). Life Events and Longitudinal Effects on Physical Activity: Adolescence to Adulthood. Med Sci Sports Exerc., 51(4):663-670. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001839.
Christoph MJ, Larson NI, Hootman KC, Miller JM, Neumark-Sztainer D. Who values gluten-free? Dietary intake, behaviors, and sociodemographic characteristics of young adults who value gluten-free food. J Acad Nutr Diet. In press. doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2018.04.007
Neumark-Sztainer D, Wall M, Chen C, Larson N, Christoph MJ, Sherwood NE. Eating, activity, and weight-related problems across the life course from adolescence to adulthood. Am J Prev Med. In press. doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.032
Christoph MJ, Loth KA, Eisenberg ME, Haynos AF, Larson NI, Neumark-Sztainer D. Nutrition Facts use in relation to eating behaviors and healthy and unhealthy weight control behaviors. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018; 50(3):267-274. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.11.001
Christoph MJ, An R. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the influence of nutrition label use on dietary quality in college students. Nutr Rev. 2018;76(3): 187-203. doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nux069.
Christoph MJ, Larson NI, Laska MN, Neumark-Sztainer D. Nutrition Facts: who is using them, what are they using, and how does it relate to dietary intake? J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018;118(2):217-228. doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2017.10.014.
Winkler MR, Mason S, Laska MN, Christoph MJ, Neumark-Sztainer D. Does non-standard work mean non-standard health? Exploring links between non-standard work schedules, health behavior, and well-being. SSM—Population Health. 2018;4:135-143. doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.12.003.
Christoph MJ, Jarrett ES, Gower AL, Borowsky IW. Weight status, weight perception, and psychosocial health among adolescents. Acad Pediatr. 2018; 18(1):51-58. doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2017.08.007.
Christoph MJ, Ellison BD. The impact of nutrition label usage on food selection and consumption in a university dining setting. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017; 117(10):1528-1537. doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2017.01.027.
Christoph MJ, Loman BR, Ellison BD. Developing a digital photography-based method for dietary analysis in cafeteria settings. Appetite. 2017;114(1):217-225. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.050.
Christoph MJ, Grigsby-Toussaint DS, Baingana R, Ntambi JM. Physical Activity, Sleep, and BMI Percentile in Rural and Urban Ugandan Youth. Ann Glob Health. 2017; 83(2):311-319. doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2017.04.005
Christoph MJ, Ellison BD, Meador EN. The impact of nutrition label placement on awareness and use among college students in a dining hall setting. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016; 116(9):1395-1405. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2016.05.003.
Christoph MJ, An R, Ellison BD. Correlates of Nutrition Label Use among College Students and Young Adults: A Review. Public Health Nutr. 2016; 19(12):2135-2148. doi:10.1017/S1368980015003183.
Christoph MJ, Allison MA, Pankow JS, Decker PA, Kirsch PS, Tsai MY, Sale MM, de Andrade M, Sicotte H, Tang W, Hanson NQ, Berardi C, Wassel CL, Larson NB, Bielinski SJ. Impact of adiposity on cellular adhesion: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Study. Obesity. 2016; 24(1):223-30. doi: 10.1002/oby.21245.
Turi KN, Christoph MJ, Grigsby-Toussaint DS. Spatial Distribution of Underweight, Overweight and Obesity among Women and Children: Results from the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey. Int J Environ Res Pub Health. 2013; 10(10):4967-4981. doi:10.3390/ijerph10104967.