Faculty Profile for Dr. Matt McAllister

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Dr. Matt McAllister
Associate Professor — Dept of Health & Human Performance
JOW A116
phone: (512) 245-2561

Biography Section

Biography and Education

PhD, Nutrition
Mississippi State University

MS, Exercise Science
University of Memphis

BS, Health and Human Performance
University of Memphis

AS, Liberal Arts of Science
Monroe Community College

Research Interests

-Methods to mitigate physiological effects of stressors in high stress occupations (e.g., firefighters, law enforcement)
-Impact of nutraceuticals and dietary modification on markers of health and performance
-Impact of dietary or exercise interventions on metabolic/oxidative stress induced by caloric dense feedings

Google Scholar Research Profile: https://bit.ly/3cq0n67

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Martaindale, M. H., Sandel, W., Duron, A., & McAllister, M. J. (2024). Can a virtual reality training scenario elicit similar stress response as a realistic scenario-based training scenario? Police Quarterly, 27(1).
  • McAllister, M. J., Martaindale, M. H., Dillard, C. C., & Gonzalez, D. E. (2024). Stress response to virtual reality based active shooter training: impact of caffeine consumption. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 161(106923). https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2023.106923
  • Coles, M. E., Martaindale, M. H., Martin, S. E., Colvin, L. C., Gonzalez, D. E., & McAllister, M. J. (n.d.). Relationship between body fat distribution and cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers among firefighters.
  • Dodge, C. D., Martaindale, M. H., Martin, S. E., Colvin, L. C., Gonzalez, D. E., & McAllister, M. J. (n.d.). Validation of a non-invasive physiological stress assessment: agreement of salivary and blood cortisol among firefighters.
  • Guerra, B. C., Martaindale, M. H., Martin, S. E., Colvin, L. C., Gonzalez, D. E., & McAllister, M. J. (n.d.). Firefighters versus law enforcement officers: a comparison of cardiovascular disease risk.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Teaching. 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Scholarly/Creative Activities. January 2022 - February 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Scholarly/Creative Activities. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Health Scholar Showcase 2021. 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Mentor of the Year Award Nominee. 2018

Selected Grants

  • McAllister, Matthew J, Blair, Pete, Curnutt, J, Martaindale, M Hunter. Preparing for Active Shooter Situation (PASS)., Federal, $100869.72. (Funded: 2021 - 2022). Grant.
  • McAllister, Matthew J. Effects of Curcumin Ingestion on Oxidative Stress Response from Live Burn Drills in Professional Firefighters, NOW Foods, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $6203. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • McAllister, Matthew J. Effect of Curcumin Ingestion on Oxidative Stress Response from Combined Mental and Physical Stress, Office of Research and Economic Development; Mississippi State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $2000. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • McAllister, Matthew J. Effect of Curcumin Ingestion on Markers of Oxidative Stress in Firefighters Following Simulated Firefighter Activities, College of Education, Mississippi State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $2000. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • McAllister, Matthew J. Effect of a 28-day Carbohydrate Restricted Diet on Performance and Health Markers in Professional Firefighters, College of Education; Mississippi State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $2900. (Funded: 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Faculty Evaluation Committee
September 2023-Present
Member
Faculty Mentorship Committee: Matthew Bishop
September 2023-Present
Chair
Search Committee: Assistant or Associate Professor, Exercise and Sports Science
September 2023-Present
Member
Faculty Mentorship Committee: Allie Thomas
September 2023-Present
Member
Faculty Mentorship Committee: John Farrell
September 2023-Present