CIPA Research Team
Mallory Moon, MPH
Mallory earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in nutrition from the University of Central Arkansas and her Master's of Public Health - Social and Behavioral Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her research interests include childhood obesity, health promotion, and health communication. In her free time, Mallory enjoys running, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and growing fruits and vegetables in the CM Community Garden.
Chelsea Steel, MPH
Chelsea earned a Bachelor’s of Science in biology from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Public Health--Epidemiology from The University of Kansas Medical Center. Her research interests include health equity and implementation science. She enjoys cooking, crossword puzzles, and hiking in national parks.
Research Data Coordinator
Maurice earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in health administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was also a student athlete on the cross country team. His research interests based on his active lifestyle, are in active living research and public health and wellness. Maurice enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and disk golfing.
Maddy earned a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is currently pursuing her Master's in Public Health. Her research interests include health promotion, education, and health equity. She enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, especially in the garden, and frequenting various coffee shops around the Kansas City metro.
Kacee Ross, MBA
Kacee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Avila University. Her research interest include health equity, health promotion and community engagement. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching movies.
Research Data Analyst
Lauren earned her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Geographic Information System (GIS) Certificate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research interests include health equity and how neighborhood-built features influence community health. Lauren enjoys hiking, going to concerts, and playing board games.
Research Data Analyst
Cory earned a Bachelor’s of Science in biology from the College of Charleston and is finishing a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics--Genomics from The University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research interests include promoting active lifestyles, and health equity. He enjoys taking his dog to the park, concerts around KC, and traveling to new places.
Qianxia Jiang, PhD
Qianxia earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from South China Normal University and a Ph.D. degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on examining the impact of neighborhood social and built environment factors on obesity-related health outcomes. She is also interested in developing novel approaches for physical activity measurement to promote healthy living.
Karynn Glover, PhD
Karynn received her PhD in Kinesiology from Wayne State University in Detroit. Her research examines how motivation impacts young people’s willingness to participate in physical activity and healthy behaviors. In her free time, she likes to walk her dogs around KC, garden, and go for bike rides