Christopher R. Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Christopher Long is a research psychologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Long's research focuses on interventions to improve access to healthy food for people who are food insecure. He leads studies funded by NIH and USDA to examine the effectiveness of home delivery of diabetes-appropriate groceries in improving diabetes management with people who are food insecure and have type 2 diabetes. Dr. Long's work also involves community-engaged program evaluation focused on nutrition and chronic disease, including program evaluations several multi-year projects funded by the CDC to improve nutrition and physical activity in communities across Arkansas. He has studied nutrition interventions in food pantries, community meal programs, school districts, and churches. He also serves as co-investigator on trials comparing the effectiveness of family-based diabetes prevention and management interventions with clinic patients and with Marshallese communities in the U.S.
Food Insecurity, Food Access, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management