Laura Christoph

Visiting Lecturer


Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2004); Ph.D. in Public Health (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008)


Areas of Specialization: 

Nutrition Education, Distance Learning

Research Description: 

Dr. Christoph is a nutrition educator at the community college and university level.  Her doctoral research involved curriculum development for adolescent nutrition education through the USDA Tween POWER (Preventing Obesity through Wise Expenditure of Resources) grant, and she continues to develop course materials at the college level for Wiley and Sons Publishing.  She teaches full time at Holyoke Community College, where she runs the nutrition transfer program and teaches a variety of culinary, fitness, nutrition and public health courses. All of her work, including research, college level teaching, community education, product development, requires teaching. She values education and it is her mission to provide an environment that encourages students to think critically, problem solve, engage with their community, and see the world from an ecological lens.


Key Publications: 

Anliker J, Carbone E, Hutchinson L (June 20, 2009). Strength and Power in Nutrition: Development and Qualitative Assessment of a Marketing-Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention for Adolescents. ISBNPA, paper # 093575, Lisbon, Portugal.

Anliker J, Carbone E, Hutchinson L (June 18, 2009). Mmm, Mmm, Good! Can a Marketing-Based Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Intervention Change the Way Adolescents Really Shop? ISBNPA, paper # 093558, Lisbon, Portugal.

Hutchinson, L. (2003, May). Assessing Bone Mineral Density in Collegiate Rowers. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5), S168.