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 and Hospital Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
cns10@psu.edu

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

2019

Cuffee, Y, 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, D, Lanza, ST, Conroy, DE, Sliwinski, MJ, Kim, J, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Stawski, RS, Green, PM, Sciamanna, C, Johnson, J & 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, B, Sciamanna, C, Smyth, JM, Truica, C, Cream, L & 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
Sciamanna, C, Ballentine, N, Bopp, MJ, Brach, JS, Chinchilli, V, Ciccolo, JT, Conroy, MB, Fisher, A, Fox, E, Greenspan, SL, Jan De Beur, Suzanne, M, Kearcher, K, Kraschnewski, J, McTigue, KM, McAuley, E, Morone, NE, Paranjape, A, Rodriguez-Colon, S, Rosenzweig, A, Smyth, JM, Stewart, KJ & Stuckey, H 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

2017

Smyth, JM, Sliwinski, MJ, Zawadzki, MJ, Scott, SB, Conroy, DE, Lanza, ST, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Kim, J, Stawski, RS, Stoney, CM, Buxton, OM, Sciamanna, C, Green, PM & Almeida, D 2018, 'Everyday stress response targets in the science of behavior change', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 101, pp. 20-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.09.009
Pool, AC, Kraschnewski, J, Poger, JM, Smyth, JM, Stuckey, H, Craig, T, Lehman, EB, Yang, C & Sciamanna, C 2017, 'Impact of online patient reminders to improve asthma care: A randomized controlled trial', PloS one, vol. 12, no. 2, e0170447. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0170447
Sciamanna, C, Smyth, JM, Doerksen, SE, Richard, BR, Kraschnewski, J, Mowen, AJ, Hickerson, BD, Rovniak, L, Lehman, EB & Yang, C 2017, 'Physical Activity Mode and Mental Distress in Adulthood', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 85-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.09.014
Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J, Sciamanna, C, Berg, A & Foulds, J 2018, 'The Use of Self-Directed Relapse Prevention Booklets to Assist in Maintaining Abstinence After a 6-Week Group Smoking Cessation Treatment Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 190-197. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198117710979
Pitas, NAD, Barrett, AG, Mowen, AJ, Graefe, AR, Godbey, GC & Sciamanna, C 2017, 'The relationship between self-rated health and use of parks and participation in recreation programs, United States, 1991 and 2015', Preventing chronic disease, vol. 14, no. 1, 160441. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd14.160441
Sciamanna, C, Mowen, AJ, Kraschnewski, J, Smyth, JM, Rovniak, L, Conroy, DE, Kearcher, K, Redman, C, Silvis, M, Auer, B, Wang, M, Lehman, E & Messina, D 2017, 'Why just exercise if you can play? Interest in a modified sports program to enhance physical activity among primary care patients' Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 8, pp. 273-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.10.009
Mowen, AJ, Barrett, AG, Graefe, AR, Kraschnewski, J & Sciamanna, C 2017, '“Take in two parks and call me in the morning” – Perception of parks as an essential component of our healthcare system', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 6, pp. 63-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.02.006

2016

Davies, R, Liu, G, Sciamanna, C, Davidson, W, Leslie, D & Foy, A 2016, 'Comparison of the Effectiveness of Stress Echocardiography Versus Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Low-Risk Chest Pain', American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 118, no. 12, pp. 1786-1791. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.066
Rovniak, L, Kong, L, Hovell, MF, Ding, D, Sallis, JF, Ray, CA, Kraschnewski, J, Matthews, SA, Kiser, E, Chinchilli, V, George, D & Sciamanna, C 2016, 'Engineering Online and In-Person Social Networks for Physical Activity: A Randomized Trial', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 885-897. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-016-9814-8
Smyth, JM, Zawadzki, MJ, Juth, V & Sciamanna, C 2017, 'Global life satisfaction predicts ambulatory affect, stress, and cortisol in daily life in working adults', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 320-331. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-016-9790-2
Rovniak, L, Sciamanna, C, George, D, Bopp, MJ, Kong, L & Ding, D 2016, 'Interest in using workplace energy expenditure devices among primary care patients', Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 96-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150131915624892
Kraschnewski, J, Sciamanna, C, Poger, JM, Rovniak, L, Lehman, EB, Cooper, A, Ballentine, N & Ciccolo, JT 2016, 'Is strength training associated with mortality benefits? A 15 year cohort study of US older adults', Preventive Medicine, vol. 87, pp. 121-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.02.038

2015

George, D, Rovniak, L, Kraschnewski, J, Hanson, R & Sciamanna, C 2015, 'A growing opportunity: Community gardens affiliated with US hospitals and academic health centers' Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 2, pp. 35-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2014.12.003
Foy, A, Liu, G, Davidson, W, Sciamanna, C & Leslie, D 2015, 'Comparative effectiveness of diagnostic testing strategies in emergency department patients with chest pain: An analysis of downstream testing, interventions, and outcomes', JAMA Internal Medicine, vol. 175, no. 3, pp. 428-436. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7657
Foy, A, Sciamanna, C & Davidson, W 2015, 'Noninvasive testing in emergency department patients with low-risk chest pain: Does the evidence support current guidelines?' Cardiology in Review, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 268-272. https://doi.org/10.1097/CRD.0000000000000096
Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Sciamanna, C & Foulds, J 2015, 'Reasons for non-adherence to nicotine patch therapy during the first month of a quit attempt', International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 883-888. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.12644
Chuang, CH, Velott, DL, Weisman, CS, Sciamanna, CN, Legro, RS, Chinchilli, VM, Moos, MK, Francis, EB, Confer, LN, Lehman, EB & Armitage, CJ 2015, 'Reducing Unintended Pregnancies Through Web-Based Reproductive Life Planning and Contraceptive Action Planning among Privately Insured Women: Study Protocol for the MyNewOptions Randomized, Controlled Trial', Women's Health Issues, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 641-648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2015.06.010
Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J, Sciamanna, C, Chen, G, Maccani, JZJ & Berg, A 2015, 'The effect of motivational lung age feedback on short-term quit rates in smokers seeking intensive group treatment: A randomized controlled pilot study' Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 153, pp. 271-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.05.007

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