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Dr. Christiaan Abildso

Associate Professor

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Phone: (304) 293-5374


College or Department: School of Public health

Christiaan Abildso, PhD, MPH is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavior Sciences. His research interests include health promotion program evaluation and social-ecological determinants of physical activity, including policy and the built environment. Dr. Abildso has multiple peer-reviewed publications about Morgantown area rail-trails, health impact assessment, physical activity planning, and evaluation of state-level health promotion programming. Recent work focused on physical activity in rural areas includes co-leading the Rural Workgroup of PAPREN (Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network), co-guest editing a special issue of IJERPH focused on rural physical activity, and serving as lead author of a manuscript about the environmental determinants of physical activity in rural US counties.