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Shannon Christy, PhD

Academic Rank: Assistant Member



    • Gastrointestinal Oncology
    • Health Outcomes and Behavior
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training


  • Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Post Doc Fellow - Behavioral Oncology
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, PhD - Clinical Psychology
  • Ball State University, MA - Counseling

  • Champion VL, Christy SM, Rakowski W, Gathirua-Mwangi WG, Tarver WL, Carter-Harris L, Cohee AA, Marley AR, Jessup NM, Biederman E, Kettler CD, Stump TE, Monahan P, Lairson DR, Rawl SM. A Randomized Trial to Compare a Tailored Web-Based Intervention and Tailored Phone Counseling to Usual Care for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Sep. Pubmedid: 30181203.
  • Kasting ML, Christy SM, Sutton SK, Lake P, Malo TL, Roetzheim RG, Schechtman T, Zimet GD, Walkosz BJ, Salmon D, Kahn JA, Giuliano AR, Vadaparampil ST. Florida physicians' reported use of AFIX-based strategies for human papillomavirus vaccination. Prev Med. 2018 Nov;116:143-149. Pubmedid: 30219689.
  • Fleming K, Simmons VN, Christy SM, Sutton SK, Romo M, Luque JS, Wells KJ, Gwede CK, Meade CD. Educating Hispanic Women about Cervical Cancer Prevention: Feasibility of a Promotora-Led Charla Intervention in a Farmworker Community. Ethnic Dis. 2018;28(3):169-176. Pubmedid: 30038478. Pmcid: PMC6051510.
  • Christy SM, Mosher CE, Rawl SM, Haggstrom DA. Masculinity Beliefs and Colorectal Cancer Screening in Male Veterans. Psychol Men Masc. 2017 Oct;18(4):390-399. Pubmedid: 29308055. Pmcid: PMC5754009.
  • Christy SM, Gwede CK, Sutton SK, Chavarria E, Davis SN, Abdulla R, Ravindra C, Schultz I, Roetzheim R, Meade CD. Health Literacy among Medically Underserved: The Role of Demographic Factors, Social Influence, and Religious Beliefs. J Health Commun. 2017 Nov;22(11):923-931. Pubmedid: 29125435.
  • Christy SM, Winger JG, Mosher CE. Does Self-Efficacy Mediate the Relationships Between Social-Cognitive Factors and Intentions to Receive HPV Vaccination Among Young Women?. Clin Nurs Res. 2017 Nov;1054773817741590. Pubmedid: 29134823. Pmcid: PMC6103913.
  • Christy SM, Sutton SK, Gwede CK, Chavarria EA, Davis SN, Abdulla R, Schultz I, Roetzheim R, Shibata D, Meade CD. Examining the Durability of Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness and Health Beliefs Among Medically Underserved Patients: Baseline to 12 months Post-Intervention. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Nov. Pubmedid: 29177920.
  • Davis SN, Christy SM, Chavarria EA, Abdulla R, Sutton SK, Schmidt AR, Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP, Simmons VN, Ufondu CB, Ravindra C, Schultz I, Roetzheim RG, Shibata D, Meade CD, Gwede CK. A randomized controlled trial of a multicomponent, targeted, low-literacy educational intervention compared with a nontargeted intervention to boost colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical testing in community clinics. Cancer. 2017 Apr;123(8):1390-1400. Pubmedid: 27906448. Pmcid: PMC5384866.
  • Winger JG, Christy SM, Mosher CE. Associations of health behaviors with human papillomavirus vaccine uptake, completion, and intentions among female undergraduate students. J Health Psychol. 2016 Sep;21(9):1949-1955. Pubmedid: 25649428. Pmcid: PMC4523455.
  • Christy SM, Davis SN, Williams KR, Zhao X, Govindaraju SK, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST, Lin HY, Sutton SK, Roethzeim RR, Shibata D, Meade CD, Gwede CK. A community-based trial of educational interventions with fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer screening uptake among blacks in community settings. Cancer. 2016 Nov;122(21):3288-3296. Pubmedid: 27420119. Pmcid: PMC5073009.
  • Brittain K, Christy SM, Rawl SM. African American patients' intent to screen for colorectal cancer: Do cultural factors, health literacy, knowledge, age and gender matter?. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016 Feb;27(1):51-67. Pubmedid: 27182187. Pmcid: PMC4862574.
  • Christy SM, Winger JG, Raffanello EW, Halpern LF, Danoff-Burg S, Mosher CE. The role of anticipated regret and health beliefs in HPV vaccination intentions among young adults. J Behav Med. 2016 06;39(3):429-440. Pubmedid: 26782668. Pmcid: PMC4854757.
  • Rawl SM, Christy SM, Monahan PO, Ding Y, Krier C, Champion VL, Rex D. Tailored telephone counseling increases colorectal cancer screening. Health Educ Res. 2015 Aug;30(4):622-637. Pubmedid: 26025212. Pmcid: PMC4504938.
  • Christy SM, Mosher CE, Rawl SM. Integrating men's health and masculinity theories to explain colorectal cancer screening behavior. Am J Mens Health. 2014 Jan;8(1):54-65. Pubmedid: 23813927. Pmcid: PMC3849215.
  • Christy SM, Rawl SM. Shared decision-making about colorectal cancer screening: a conceptual framework to guide research. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jun;91(3):310-317. Pubmedid: 23419327. Pmcid: PMC3756595.
  • Christy SM, Perkins SM, Tong Y, Krier C, Champion VL, Skinner CS, Springston JK, Imperiale TF, Rawl SM. Promoting colorectal cancer screening discussion: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Apr;44(4):325-329. Pubmedid: 23498096. Pmcid: PMC3601582.
  • Christy SM, Mosher CE, Sloane R, Snyder DC, Lobach DF, Demark-Wahnefried W. Long-term dietary outcomes of the FRESH START intervention for breast and prostate cancer survivors. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Dec;111(12):1844-1851. Pubmedid: 22117660. Pmcid: PMC3225803.
  • Wang HL, Christy SM, Skinner CS, Champion VL, Springston JK, Perkins SM, Tong Y, Krier C, Gebregziabher N, Rawl SM. Predictors of stage of adoption for colorectal cancer screening among African American primary care patients. Cancer Nurs. 37(4):241-251. Pubmedid: 24145250. Pmcid: PMC3991768.
  • Davis SN, Govindaraju S, Jackson B, Williams KR, Christy SM, Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP, Shibata D, Roetzheim R, Meade CD, Gwede CK. Recruitment Techniques and Strategies in a Community-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Study of Men and Women of African Ancestry. Nurs Res. 67(3):212-221. Pubmedid: 29698327. Pmcid: PMC5925754.
  • Christy SM, Schmidt A, Wang HL, Sutton SK, Davis SN, Chavarria E, Abdulla R, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST, Schultz I, Roetzheim R, Shibata D, Meade CD, Gwede CK. Understanding Cancer Worry Among Patients in a Community Clinic-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention Study. Nurs Res. 67(4):275-285. Pubmedid: 29870517. Pmcid: PMC6023767.