Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Christopher Sciamanna, MD, MPH

Christopher Sciamanna, MD, MPH

Professor and Vice Chair for Research Affairs, Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
cns10@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Exercise
  • Primary Health Care
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Health
  • Physicians
  • Internet
  • Weights and Measures
  • Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss
  • Smokers
  • Guidelines

Recent Publications

2022

Sciamanna, CN, Ballentine, NH, Bopp, M, Chinchilli, VM, Ciccolo, JT, Delauter, G, Fisher, A, Fox, EJ, Jan De Beur, SM, Kearcher, K, Kraschnewski, JL, Lehman, E, McTigue, KM, McAuley, E, Paranjape, A, Rodriguez-Colon, S, Rovniak, LS, Rutt, K, Smyth, JM, Stewart, KJ, Stuckey, HL & Tsay, A 2022, 'Correction to: Working to increase stability through exercise (WISE): screening, recruitment, and baseline characteristics (Trials, (2021), 22, 1, (809), 10.1186/s13063-021-05761-0)', Trials, vol. 23, no. 1, 34. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06018-0
Foulds, J, Cobb, CO, Yen, MS, Veldheer, S, Brosnan, P, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Lopez, AA, Allen, S, Bullen, C, Wang, X, Sciamanna, C, Hammett, E, Hummer, BL, Lester, C, Richie, JP, Chowdhury, N, Graham, JT, Kang, L, Sun, S & Eissenberg, T 2022, 'Effect of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on Cigarette Abstinence in Smokers With No Plans to Quit: Exploratory Analysis of a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial', Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 955-961. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntab247
Zaorsky, NG, Garrett, S, Spratt, DE, Nguyen, PL, Sciamanna, C & Schmitz, K 2022, 'Exercise: A Treatment That Should Be Prescribed With Radiation Therapy', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 96-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.08.005
Ghahramani, N, Chinchilli, VM, Kraschnewski, JL, Lengerich, EJ & Sciamanna, CN 2022, 'Improving Caregiver Burden by a Peer-Led Mentoring Program for Caregivers of Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Patient Experience, vol. 9. https://doi.org/10.1177/23743735221076314
Gordon, BR, Caru, M, Blair, CK, Bluethmann, SM, Conroy, DE, Doerksen, SE, Hakun, JG, Sturgeon, KM, Potiaumpai, M, Sciamanna, CN & Schmitz, KH 2022, 'Light-intensity and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity among older adult breast cancer survivors with obesity: A narrative review', Cancer medicine. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.4841
Stine, JG, Schreibman, IR, Faust, AJ, Dahmus, J, Stern, B, Soriano, C, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Kimball, SR, Geyer, NR, Chinchilli, VM, Loomba, R, Schmitz, K, Sciamanna, C, Strine, C, Wentzel, R, Marlin, S, Sica, C, Vesek, J, Eyster, E, Sinoway, L, Bentz, K, Handley, N, Hershey Fell, B, Mottilla, S, Christ, C, George, S, Novchich, T, Beyer, M, Clarke, K, Myers, T, Glading-Steinruck, M, Krok, K, Ma, T, Riley, T, Thompson, E, Tressler, H, Broach, J, Doan, T, Patrick, S, Reed, S, Hamilton, C, Slavoski, K & Tregea, D 2022, 'NASHFit: A randomized controlled trial of an exercise training program to reduce clotting risk in patients with NASH', Hepatology, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 172-185. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.32274
Stine, JG, Schreibman, IR, Faust, AJ, Dahmus, J, Stern, B, Soriano, C, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Kimball, SR, Geyer, NR, Chinchilli, VM, Schmitz, K & Sciamanna, C 2022, 'Reply', Hepatology, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. E18-E19. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.32390
Butzner, M, Leslie, D, Cuffee, Y, Hollenbeak, CS, Sciamanna, C & Abraham, TP 2022, 'Sex differences in clinical outcomes for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the USA: A retrospective observational study of administrative claims data', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 3, e058151. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058151
Kuzmik, A, Liu, Y, Cuffee, Y, Kong, L, Sciamanna, CN & Rovniak, LS 2022, 'The Association between Gender and Physical Activity Was Partially Mediated by Social Network Size during COVID-19', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 19, no. 5, 2495. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052495

2021

Ladwig, MA, Sciamanna, C, Rutt, KN, Blaker, JM, Kearcher, K, Auer, BJ, Rovniak, L, Conroy, DE, Gottschall, J, Silvis, M, Smyth, JM & Wang, M 2021, 'Adult outdoor group sport play during a pandemic: Feasibility, acceptability, and program adherence results from a study of modifications to mitigate COVID-19 risk', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 23, 101476. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101476
Ladwig, MA, Sciamanna, CN, Rovniak, LS, Conroy, DE, Gottschall, JS, Silvis, ML, Smyth, JM, Wang, M & Auer, BJ 2021, 'Comparative effectiveness of an adult social physical play versus traditional group exercise program for adherence and fitness: Protocol for a randomized-controlled trial', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 21, 100736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100736
Randomised Control Trial Methods Workgroup of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products 2021, 'Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery system with 0, 8, or 36 mg/mL liquid nicotine versus a cigarette substitute on tobacco-related toxicant exposure: a four-arm, parallel-group, randomised, controlled trial', The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 840-850. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(21)00022-9
Hughes, A, Dahmus, J, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Chen See, JR, Wright, JR, Lamendella, R, Schmitz, KH, Sciamanna, C, Ruffin, M, Patterson, AD, Loomba, R & Stine, JG 2021, 'Exercise Training Reverses Gut Dysbiosis in Patients With Biopsy-Proven Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: A Proof of Concept Study', Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1723-1725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2020.08.063
Sciamanna, CN, Ladwig, MA, Conroy, DE, Schmitz, KH, Silvis, ML, Ballentine, NH, Auer, BJ & Danilovich, MK 2021, 'Feasibility and impact of a 1-minute daily functional exercise regimen prescribed to older adults by their primary care physician', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 21, 101307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101307
Veldheer, S, Scartozzi, C, Bordner, CR, Opara, C, Williams, B, Weaver, L, Rodriguez, D, Berg, A & Sciamanna, C 2021, 'Impact of a Prescription Produce Program on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Outcomes', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 53, no. 12, pp. 1008-1017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2021.07.005
Bluethmann, SM, Truica, C, Klepin, HD, Olsen, N, Sciamanna, C, Chinchilli, VM & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Study design and methods for the using exercise to relieve joint pain and improve AI adherence in older breast cancer survivors (REJOIN) trial', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1146-1153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2021.05.011
Sciamanna, CN, Du, P & Cialdini, RB 2021, 'Using Persuasion science to improve COVID-19 contact tracing', American journal of infection control, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 528-529. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.11.004
Ladwig, MA, Sciamanna, CN, Auer, BJ, Oser, TK, Stine, JG & Agans, JP 2021, 'When American adults do move, how do they do so? Trends in physical activity intensity, type, and modality: 1988-2017', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 1181-1198. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0424

2020

Sciamanna, CN & Danilovich, MK 2020, 'A call for screening for physical dysfunction in clinical practice', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 20, 101258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101258
Upham, K, Auer, BJ, Sciamanna, CN, Mowen, AJ, Smyth, JM, Conroy, DE, Silvis, M, Kraschnewski, JL, Rovniak, LS, Lehman, E, Kearcher, K, Vizzini, M & Cesarone, L 2020, 'Adults want to play too: Feasibility of an adult physical activity program designed to maximize enjoyment', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 230-235. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0306
Stine, JG, Soriano, C, Schreibman, I, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Yoo, E, Schmitz, K & Sciamanna, C 2021, 'Breaking Down Barriers to Physical Activity in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease', Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 3604-3611. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-020-06673-w
Rovniak, LS, Adams, MA, Sciamanna, CN, Kong, L, Sullivan, N, Costalas, S, Bopp, M & Kuzmik, A 2020, 'Effects of bluetooth-enabled desk ellipticals on office work performance: Rationale, design, and protocol for a randomized trial with overweight and obese adults', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 9, no. 1, e16275. https://doi.org/10.2196/16275
Stine, JG, Xu, D, Schmitz, K, Sciamanna, C & Kimball, SR 2020, 'Exercise Attenuates Ribosomal Protein Six Phosphorylation in Fatty Liver Disease', Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 3238-3243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-020-06226-1
Veldheer, S, Winkels, RM, Cooper, J, Groff, C, Lepley, J, Bordner, C, Wagner, A, George, DR & Sciamanna, C 2020, 'Growing Healthy Hearts: Gardening Program Feasibility in a Hospital-Based Community Garden', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 52, no. 10, pp. 958-963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2020.07.006
Koetter, P, Pelton, M, Gonzalo, J, Du, P, Exten, C, Bogale, K, Buzzelli, L, Connolly, M, Edel, K, Hoffman, A, Legro, NR, Medina, D, Sood, N, Blaker, J, Kearcher, K & Sciamanna, C 2020, 'Implementation and Process of a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative: Leveraging Health Professional Students to Extend the Workforce During a Pandemic', American journal of infection control, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 1451-1456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.08.012
Stine, JG, Schreibman, I, Navabi, S, Kang, M, Dahmus, J, Soriano, C, Rivas, G, Hummer, B, Beyer, M, Tressler, H, Kimball, SR, Patterson, AD, Schmitz, K & Sciamanna, C 2020, 'Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis Fitness Intervention in Thrombosis (NASHFit): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a supervised aerobic exercise program to reduce elevated clotting risk in patients with NASH', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 18, 100560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100560
Oser, TK, Oser, SM, Parascando, JA, Hessler-Jones, D, Sciamanna, CN, Sparling, K, Nease, D & Litchman, ML 2020, 'Social Media in the Diabetes Community: a Novel Way to Assess Psychosocial Needs in People with Diabetes and Their Caregivers', Current diabetes reports, vol. 20, no. 3, 10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-020-1294-3

2019

Chuang, CH, Weisman, CS, Velott, DL, Lehman, E, Chinchilli, VM, Francis, EB, Moos, MK, Sciamanna, CN, Armitage, CJ & Legro, RS 2019, 'Reproductive Life Planning and Contraceptive Action Planning for Privately Insured Women: The MyNewOptions Study', Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 219-227. https://doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12123
Cuffee, YL, Sciamanna, C, Gerin, W, Lehman, E, Cover, L, Johnson, AA, Pool, A & Yang, C 2019, 'The Effectiveness of Home Blood Pressure on 24-Hour Blood Pressure Control: A Randomized Controlled Trial', American journal of hypertension, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpy160
Zawadzki, MJ, Scott, SB, Almeida, DM, Lanza, ST, Conroy, DE, Sliwinski, MJ, Kim, J, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Stawski, RS, Green, PM, Sciamanna, CN, Johnson, JA & Smyth, JM 2019, 'Understanding stress reports in daily life: a coordinated analysis of factors associated with the frequency of reporting stress', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 545-560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-018-00008-x

2018

Bluethmann, S, Sciamanna, C, Winkels, R, Sturgeon, K & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Healthy Living After Cancer Treatment: Considerations for Clinical and Community Practice', American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 215-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827618755681
Auer, BJ, Sciamanna, C, Smyth, JM, Truica, CI, Cream, LV & Mukherjee, D 2018, 'Interest among primary care patients in group problem-solving gameplay for mental health', Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 15, no. 6, 170488. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd15.170488
Smyth, JM, Johnson, J, Auer, B, Lehman, E, Talamo, G & Sciamanna, C 2018, 'Online Positive Affect Journaling in the Improvement of Mental Distress and Well-Being in General Medical Patients With Elevated Anxiety Symptoms: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial', JMIR Mental Health.
Smyth, JM, Johnson, JA, Auer, BJ, Lehman, E, Talamo, G & Sciamanna, CN 2018, 'Online positive affect journaling in the improvement of mental distress and well-being in general medical patients with elevated anxiety symptoms: A preliminary randomized controlled trial', JMIR Mental Health, vol. 5, no. 4, e11290. https://doi.org/10.2196/11290
Sciamanna, C, Ballentine, NH, Bopp, M, Brach, JS, Chinchilli, VM, Ciccolo, JT, Conroy, MB, Fisher, A, Fox, EJ, Greenspan, SL, Jan De Beur, Suzanne, M, Kearcher, K, Kraschnewski, JL, McTigue, KM, McAuley, E, Morone, NE, Paranjape, A, Rodriguez-Colon, S, Rosenzweig, A, Smyth, JM, Stewart, KJ & Stuckey, HL 2018, 'Working to Increase Stability through Exercise (WISE): Study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of a coached exercise program to reduce serious fall-related injuries', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 74, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.006

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