CV

Marissa Burgermaster
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • PhD        Behavioral Nutrition; Columbia University                                 2015
  • MS          Nutrition and Food Science; Montclair State University           2012
  • MAEd    Curriculum and Instruction; The College of William & Mary   2004
  • BA          Music, Social Psychology; The College of William & Mary        2002

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 2016-2017      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Informatics Training (NLM T15, PI: Hripcsak, Mentor: Mamykina), Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
  • 2015-2016      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clinical Nutrition (NHLBI T32, PI: Ginsberg, Mentors: Seres, Larson, Mamykina), Department of Medicine, Columbia University

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Manuscripts (*denotes mentored student)

  1. forthcoming    Burgermaster M, Contento I, Koch P, Mamykina L. Behavior change is not one size fits all: psychosocial phenotypes of childhood obesity prevention intervention participants. Translational Behavioral Medicine.
  2. forthcoming     Burgermaster M, Koroly J*, Contento I, Koch P, Gray HL. A mixed methods comparison of classroom context during Food, Health & Choices, a childhood obesity prevention intervention. Journal of School Health.
  3. 2017   Burgermaster M, Gajos KZ, Davidson P, Mamykina L. The role of explanations in casual observational learning about nutrition. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 4097-4145.
  4. 2017   Fonseca AG*, Burgermaster M, Larson EL, Seres DS. The relationship between total parenteral nutrition and central line-associated bloodstream infections: 2009-2014. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
  5. 2017   Burgermaster M, Bhana H, Fullwood MD, Luna Bazaldua DA, Tipton E. Exploring the role of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in obesity among New Yorkers using propensity score matching. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(5).
  6. 2017   Burgermaster M, Gray HL, Tipton E, Contento IR, Koch P. Testing an integrated model of program implementation: The Food, Health & Choices school-based childhood obesity prevention intervention process evaluation. Prevention Science, 18(1), 71-82.
  7. 2016    Wilechansky RM*, Burgermaster M, Jones DP, Seres DS. Obesity, diet, and exercise education for the primary care clerkship using an Articulate® Storyline 2 e-learning module. MedEdPORTAL Publications.
  8. 2016     Burgermaster M, Slattery E, Islam N, Ippolito P, Seres DS. Regional comparison of enteral nutrition-related admission policies in skilled nursing facilities. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 31(3), 342-348.
  9. 2016     Gray HL, Burgermaster M, Tipton E, Contento IR, Koch P, Di Noia J. Intraclass correlation coefficients among obesity indicators and energy balance related behaviors in a school-based obesity prevention trial, Food, Health & Choices: A cross-sectional study. Health Education and Behavior, 43(2), 172-181.
  10. 2015     Urban JB, Burgermaster M, Archibald T, Byrne A. Relationships between quantitative measures of evaluation plan and program model quality and a qualitative measure of participant perceptions of an evaluation capacity building approach. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 9(2), 154-177.

Book Chapters

  1. 2015  Contento I, Koch P, Burgermaster M. The DESIGN procedure for nutrition education. In I. Contento, Nutrition Education: Linking Theory, Research, and Practice (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Other Publications

  1. 2016  Contento IR, Koch P, Burgermaster M. DESIGN: Creating Nutrition Education that is Behaviorally Focused and Theory Based for Behavior Change. New York, NY: Teachers College Print Services.
  2. 2015  Burgermaster M. Nutrition Education: Linking Theory, Research, and Practice, 3rd Edition: Instructor’s Manual. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  3. 2014  Koch P, Islas A, Burgermaster M, Gray HL, Gardner K. Using Evaluation to Move Your Program to the Next Level. New York, NY: Teachers College Print Services.
  4. 2012  Trochim W, Urban JB, Hargraves M, Hebbard C, Buckley J, Archibald T, Johnson M, Burgermaster M. The Guide to the Systems Evaluation Protocol. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Digital Print Services.

Resource Reviews

  1. 2014   Burgermaster M. Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice [New Resources for Nutrition Educators] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46, 456.e5.
  2. 2012    Burgermaster M. Veggiecation [New Resources for Nutrition Educators]. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44, 280 e7.

Manuscripts in Revision

  1. Burt KG, Paul R, Burgermaster M, D’Alessandro, DR. Impact of a sustainability and climate change curriculum and hydroponic gardening on urban fourth graders’ science achievement scores. The Journal of Environmental Education.
  2. Burgermaster M, Murray M, Saiman L, Seres DS, Larson EL. Nutrition support in pediatric long term care. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Manuscripts in Submission

  1. Burt KG, Burgermaster M, Jacquez, R. Predictors of School Garden Integration: Factors Critical to Gardening Success. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Manuscripts in Preparation

  1. Burgermaster M, Koch P, Stengel P, Rowe J, Contento I. DESIGN Online: a software application to improve nutrition education capacity building.
  2. Burgermaster M, Rodriguez VA, Mamykina L, Elhadad N. Precision behavioral nutrition: applying unsupervised machine learning to discover psychosocial phenotypes.
  3. Burgermaster M, Levine M, Albers D, Weng C, Mamykina L. Development of a knowledge representation to support clinicians in making dietary recommendations based on patient generated data.
  4. Feller D, Levine M, Burgermaster M, Mamykina L. Using visual analytics and patient-generated data to support clinical decision-making in the context of nutritional therapy for individuals with diabetes.
  5. Chau M, Burgermaster M, Mamykina L. The use of social media in nutrition interventions for adolescents and young adults—a systematic review.
  6. Burgermaster M, Rudel R*, Wessler J, Seres DS. What can nutrition education offer to improve dietary sodium restriction interventions for heart failure patients?
  7. Dunn C, Burgermaster M, Koch P, Adams A, Carraway-Stage V. The state of teacher professional development in nutrition education programs.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2017  Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Early Career Award
  • 2016  Award for Excellence in Reviewing, J Nutr Educ Behav
  • 2016  Poster of Distinction, Digestive Diseases Week
  • 2015  Student Research Award, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • 2015  Notable Student Abstract, Eastern Evaluation Research Society (declined)
  • 2013, 2014  Ruth Z. Habas Endowed Scholarship, Teachers College Columbia University
  • 2014   Teachers College Scholarship, Teachers College Columbia University
  • 2013   Gladys E. Jordan Scholarship, Teachers College Columbia University
  • 2012   Carla M. Narrett Graduate Research Award, Montclair State University
  • 2012   College of Education and Human Services Student Research Award, Montclair State University
  • 2012   Outstanding Student Employee Award, Montclair State University
  • 2006, 2007 Headmaster’s Award for Outstanding Service, Montclair Kimberley Academy
  • 2004   Summa cum Laude, The College of William & Mary
  • 2004   Phi Sigma Kappa Education Honor Society, The College of William & Mary

GRANT SUPPORT

Current

  • Principal Investigator, “Personalizing Prevention: Developing Methods for Precision Behavioral Nutrition.” Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at New York Academy of Sciences, PI: Marissa Burgermaster. $35,000.
  • Co-Investigator, “Developing Methods for Integrating and Using Continuous Monitoring Data for Diabetics to Inform Self-Care and Shared Decision-Making with Providers.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Cultures of Health, PI: Lena Mamykina. $720,600.
  • Co-Investigator, “Improving Nutritional Literacy and Decision Making with Learner-Centered Crowdsourcing.” NSF/EAGER Smart and Connected Health 1551708, PI: Lena Mamykina. $202,949.
  • Co-Investigator, “Health Information Technology for Facilitating Problem Solving in Diabetes Management.” NIH/NIDDK R01DK090372, PI: Lena Mamykina. $3,258,096.

Previous

  • Research Assistant, “Reducing Childhood Obesity: An Innovative Curriculum with Wellness Policy Support.” USDA/AFRI NIFA 2010-85215-20661, PIs: Isobel Contento, Pamela Koch, et al. $1,497,055.
  • Research Assistant, Research Associate, Lab Coordinator, “A Phase II Trial of the Systems Evaluation Protocol for Assessing and Improving STEM Education Evaluation” NSF/REAL DRL0814364, PIs: William Trochim, Jennifer Brown Urban. $2,528,216.

INVITED TALKS

  1. 2016  Evaluating Behavior Change Interventions in Obesity Prevention and Treatment in the United States of America. Malaysia Ministry of Health and New York Academy of Sciences Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. July 17-20.
  2. 2016  Feeding Children and the Elderly. Lehman College, Bronx, NY. May 17

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panels Organized

  1. 2017  Defining the Future of School-Based Nutrition Education Programs: Using Insights from Education to Optimize Teacher Professional Development, with Virginia Stage, Caroline Dunn, Pamela Koch, and Marissa Burgermaster. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB), Washington, DC, July 20-24.
  2. 2017   Organic Foods Debate: Fostering Critical Thinking in the Higher Education Classroom (Higher Education Division’s Scholarship on Teaching and Learning Session), with Geoffrey Greene, Jade White, Christine McCullum-Gomez, Katherine Peterson. SNEB, Washington, DC, July 20-24. Organized with Virginia Stage, Geoff Greene.
  3. 2015   Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Understanding and Engaging Teachers in Nutrition Education, with Isobel Contento, Marissa Burgermaster, Pamela Koch, Kathleen Porter, Dalia Majumdar, Kate Gardner Burt. SNEB, Pittsburgh, PA, July 25-28.

Panel Presentations

  1. 2017     “Strategies for Engaging Teachers in School-based Nutrition Education.” Defining the Future of School-Based Nutrition Education Programs: Using Insights from Education to Optimize Teacher Professional Development. SNEB, Washington, DC, July 20-24.
  2. 2016      “Building Evaluation Capacity among Graduate Nutrition Education Students Using Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s ‘Great Educational Materials.’” Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Innovative Collaborative Learning Strategies for Nutrition Education. SNEB, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 2.
  3. 2015      “DESIGN for Teachers.” Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Understanding and Engaging Teachers in Nutrition Education. SNEB, Pittsburgh, PA, July 25-28.

Oral Presentations

  1. 2016                Burgermaster M, Gray HL, Koch P, Contento IR. Effortful control predicts behavioral outcomes for urban youth participating in a childhood obesity prevention intervention. SNEB, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 2.
  2. 2016                Burgermaster M, Rudel R*, Wessler J, Seres DS. What can nutrition education offer to improve dietary sodium restriction interventions for heart failure patients? Experimental Biology – American Society for Nutrition (FASEB/ASN), San Diego, CA, April 2-6.
  3. 2014                Burgermaster M, Archibald T, Urban JB. A mixed methods comparative case study of successful evaluation capacity building. Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS), Galloway, NJ, April 27-19.
  4. 2013                Byrne A*, Burgermaster M, Archibald T, Urban JB. Results of a mixed methods analysis of evaluation capacity building through evaluation partnerships with STEM programs. EERS, Galloway, NJ, April 14-16.
  5. 2012                Archibald T, Hargraves M, Burgermaster M, Urban JB, Trochim W. Mind the gap: knowledge, power and tacit assumptions in the research-practice gap. American Evaluation Association (AEA), Minneapolis, MN, October 22-27.
  6. 2012                Fang M, Hargraves M, Urban JB, Archibald T, Burgermaster M, Trochim W. Applying the “golden spike” to the research-practice gap: leveraging evidence by linking it to program logic models. AEA, Minneapolis, MN, October 22-27.
  7. 2012                Urban JB, Hargraves M, Archibald T, Burgermaster M, Trochim, W. An evolutionary and developmental systems perspective on “evidence-based programs”. AEA, Minneapolis, MN, October 22-27.
  8. 2012                Burgermaster M, Archibald T, Urban JB, Trochim W. The role of evaluation in research-practice integration: findings and implications of a concept mapping study. EERS, Galloway, NJ, April 29-May 1.
  9. 2011                Urban JB, Burgermaster M, Archibald T, Hargraves M, Buckley J, Hebbard C, Trochim W. The development and validation of rubrics for measuring evaluation plan, logic model, and pathway model quality. AEA, Anaheim, CA, October 31-November 5.
  10. 2011                Urban JB, Hargraves M, Hebbard M, Burgermaster M, Trochim W. Evaluation in the context of lifecycles: “A place for everything and everything in its place.” AEA, Anaheim, CA, October 31-November 5.

Posters

  1. 2016                Burgermaster M, Gajos KZ, Mamykina L. Explanations improve nutrition learning among LabintheWild.org quiz-takers. SNEB, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 2.
  2. 2016                Patel A, Sant V, Burgermaster M, Seres DS. Underreported feeding tube-associated adverse events: electronic medical records are not ready for prime time. Digestive Diseases Week (DDW), May 21-24.
  3. 2016                Tran T*, Seres D, Lebwohl B, Burgermaster M. Is BMI a risk factor for enteral nutrition-related complications? FASEB/ASN, San Diego, CA, April 2-6.
  4. 2016                Yao KY*, Seres DS, Lebwohl B, Burgermaster, M. Is there evidence of demographic disparity in provision and outcomes of artificial nourishment? FASEB/ASN, San Diego, CA, April 2-6.
  5. 2016                Fonseca AG*, Burgermaster M, Larson E, Seres DS. The relationship between total parenteral nutrition and central line-associated blood stream infections. FASEB/ASN, San Diego, CA, April 2-6.
  6. 2015                Burgermaster M, Contento I, Koch P, Gray HL. Food, Health & Choices in Context: 5th graders show and tell about adopting energy balance related behaviors. SNEB, Pittsburgh, PA, July 25-28.
  7. 2015                Burgermaster M, Contento I, Gray HL, Koch P. Food, Health & Choices: a comprehensive approach to process evaluation for childhood obesity prevention trials. SNEB, Pittsburgh, PA, July 25-28.
  8. 2015                Paul R, Gray HL, Koch P, Contento I, Burgermaster M. Food, Health & Choices: how perceptions of maternal and peer energy balance behaviors relate to students’ own behaviors. SNEB, Pittsburgh, PA, July 25-28.
  9. 2014                Burgermaster M, Lee H, Contento I, Koch, P. Food, Health & Choices: parent awareness of the program, beliefs about nutrition education, and family behaviors. SNEB, Milwaukee, WI, June 28-July 1.
  10. 2014                Burgermaster M, Koch P, Lee H, Mull L, Contento I, Paul R. Food, Health & Choices: teacher engagement related to student reception in curriculum intervention, but not wellness. SNEB, Milwaukee, WI, June 28 – July 1.
  11. 2014                Burgermaster M, Lee H, Graziose M, Koch P, Contento I, Di Noia J. Food, Health & Choices: fifth-graders’ post-intervention meal and beverage patterns. SNEB, Milwaukee, WI, June 28-July 1.
  12. 2014                Abrams E, Burgermaster M, Koch P, Contento I, Lee H. Food, Health & Choices: importance of formative evaluation to create a well-delivered and well-received intervention. SNEB, Milwaukee, WI, June 28-July 1.
  13. 2014                Koch P, Lee H, Contento I, Graziose M, Burgermaster M, Di Noia, J. Food, Health & Choices: a retrospective evaluation of changes in energy balance related behaviors. SNEB, Milwaukee, WI, June 28-July 1.
  14. 2014                Burgermaster M, Lee H, Koch P, Contento I. Food Health & Choices, obesity prevention curriculum: classroom teacher engagement related to student reception when trained instructors facilitated lessons. ISBNPA, San Diego, CA, May 21-24.
  15. 2014                Burgermaster M, Lee H, Koch P, Contento I, Graziose M. Effortful control and energy-balance related behaviors in fifth graders participating in Food Health & Choices obesity prevention intervention. ISBNPA, San Diego, CA, May 21-24.
  16. 2014                Lee H, Burgermaster M, Tipton E, Contento I, Koch P, Di Noia J, Islas, A. Food, Health & Choices: are we underpowering school-based nutrition intervention studies? Investigating intraclass correlation coefficients in a cluster-randomized trial of a school-based obesity prevention intervention. ISBNPA, San Diego, CA, May 21-24.
  17. 2014                Slattery E, Burgermaster M, Islam N, Ippolito P, Seres DS. Sa1468 Acceptability of nasogastric feeding tubes in nursing homes: NYC vs. USA. DDW, Chicago, IL, May 3-6.
  18. 2014                Slattery E, Burgermaster M, Islam N, Ippolito P, Seres DS. A pilot study on the acceptance of nasogastric feeding tubes in nursing homes in New York City. American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Savannah, GA, January 18-21.
  19. 2013                Abrams E, Koch P, Contento IR, Mull L, Lee H, Di Noia J, Burgermaster M. Food, Health & Choices: using the DESIGN Stepwise Procedure to develop a childhood obesity prevention program. SNEB, Portland, OR, August 9-12.
  20. 2013                Burgermaster M, Birnbaum A, Urban JB, Liou D. Disseminating evidence-based nutrition information to PCPs. Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA, May 21-24.

Workshops

  1. 2017                Burgermaster M, Wong SS. “Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy: Teaching & Learning technologies for individuals, small groups, and large groups” Technologies for Teaching and Learning in Nutrition Education and Beyond, SNEB, Washington, DC, July 20-24.
  2. 2015-2017     “Nutrition Curriculum DESIGN for Teachers” Bronx Health Reach, New York, NY (4-6/year)
  3. 2016               “Turning Teachers into Healthy Eating and Activity Champions
    in their Classrooms and Schools through Professional Development Webinar” New York State Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Initiative with John Snow, Inc. May 26.
  4. 2014                Koch P, Islas A, Burgermaster M, Gray HL, Gardner K. Using evaluation to move your program to the next level. Just Food Conference, New York, NY, April 5-6.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teachers College Columbia University

  • Instructor, Strategies for Nutrition Education and Behavior Change (fall 2014)
  • Teaching Assistant, Food, Nutrition & Behavior (spring 2014, 2013)
  • Teaching Assistant, Strategies for Nutrition Education and Behavior Change (fall 2013, 2012)

K-12 Education

  • Lead Instructor, Food, Health & Choices, NYC public schools (2013-2014)
  • Instructor, Food, Health & Choices, NYC public schools (2012-2013)
  • Curriculum & Professional Development Coordinator, Harbor Country Day School, St. James, NY (2008-2010)
  • Seventh Grade English, Eighth Grade English, and Fifth Grade Humanities, Harbor Country Day School, St. James, NY (2008-2010)
  • Third Grade, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ (2004-2008)
  • The College of William & Mary School of Education
  • Teaching Assistant, Foundations of Education (summer 2004)

Adult/Special Education

  • Nutrition Facilitator for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, JESPY House, South Orange, NJ (2010-2012)

The College of William & Mary School of Education

  • Teaching Assistant, Foundations of Education (Summer 2004)

MENTORSHIP

  • RD (2) and undergraduate (1) research interns, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Medical Center (2016-2017).
  • MD (2), MPH-RD (1), RD (1), MPH Epidemiology (5), and MPH Sociomedical Sciences (1) research interns, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center (2015-2016)
  • Master’s nutrition education fieldwork (1), Program in Nutrition, Teachers College Columbia University (2015)
  • Master’s (1) and MD (1) research, Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University (2013-2015)
  • Master’s (2) and undergraduate (4) research, Developmental Systems Science and Evaluation Research Lab (now REDSS lab), Montclair State University (2010-2014); this group of students won an award at the 2013 EERS conference.
  • New Teacher Mentor, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ (2006-2007)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • 2017                Founder/coordinator, Biomedical Informatics Postdoctoral Research Seminar
  • 2016-2017       Chair-elect, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Higher Education Division
  • 2014-2016       Secretary and Membership Committee Liaison, SNEB Higher Education Division
  • 2011-present   Ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (excellence in reviewing award), Health Education and Behavior, Translational Behavioral Medicine, Evaluation and Program Planning, Child Development, IMWUT (UbiComp) Proceedings, SNEB Conference and student award abstracts, The Oxford Handbook on Poverty and Child Development

OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • 2013-2015       Research Assistant: Nutrition Education: Linking Theory, Research, and Practice, 3rd edition by Isobel Contento
  • 2013-2015       Doctoral Intern: Department of Preventive Medicine & Nutrition, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2014                Doctoral Intern, Office of Policy and Planning, NYC Department of Health
  • 2011-2012       Education and Evaluation Specialist, Garden State Urban Farms
  • 2011-2012       Evaluation Consultant, Integrated Transdisciplinary Model for the Interprofessional Training of Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, and Medical Students (ITEACH), Hunter College and Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2009                Member, Visiting Committee for New York State Association of Independent Schools Re-Accreditation Evaluation
  • 2008-2010       Curriculum & Professional Development Coordinator, Harbor Country Day School
  • 2009                Curriculum Consultant for Storm King School, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
  • 2007-2008       Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Consultant for Harbor Country Day School
  • 2006-2008       Teacher Leader in Differentiated Instruction, Montclair Kimberley Academy

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (2011-present)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (2017-present)
  • New York City Nutrition Education Network (2012-present)
  • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2014-present)
  • American Society for Nutrition (2015-present)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2015)
  • American Evaluation Association (2011-2015)
  • Eastern Evaluation Research Society (2011-2015)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities, Columbia University Medical Center (2016)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research for NIH Trainees, Columbia University Medical Center (2016)
  • Strategic Communication, Columbia University Medical Center (2016)
  • NIH Grant writing for Postdocs and Junior Faculty Seminar, Columbia University Medical Center (2015)
  • Individual Development Plan Series, Columbia University (2015)
  • Mixed Methods Short Course, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University Medical Center (2014)
  • ISBNPA Early Career Researcher Workshop (2014)
  • New York Academy of Sciences Conference on Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals (2013)
  • Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Annual Conference, American Evaluation Association (2011)
  • Nutrition Workshop: Teaching and Innovating in the College Classroom, Cengage Learning and Montclair State University (2011)
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