Faculty Profile for Dr. Matt McAllister

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Dr. Matt McAllister
Assistant 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

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • McAllister, M. J., Mettler, J. A., Patek, K., Butawan, M., & Bloomer, R. J. (2022). Astaxanthin supplementation increases glutathione concentrations but does not impact fat oxidation during exercise in active young men. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 32(1), 8–15. https://doi.org/doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0138
  • Wika, A., Reason, K., Green, J., Killen, L., McAllister, M. J., & Waldman, H. (2022). Astaxanthin reduces exercising heart rate by 7% in overweight individuals.
  • Gonzalez, D. E., McAllister, M. J., Waldman, H. S., Ferrando, A. A., Joyce, J., Barringer, N. D., … Kreider, R. B. (2022). International society of sports nutrition position stand: tactical athlete nutrition. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 19(1), 267–315. https://doi.org/10.1080/15502783.2022.2086017.
  • Waldman, H. S., Bryant, A. R., Shepherd, B. D., Egan, B., & McAllister, M. J. (2022). No effect of a ketone monster on markers of stress and performance in a live-burn search and rescue in firefighters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 36(3).
  • McAllister, M. J., Martaindale, M. H., Gonzalez, A. E., & Case, M. J. (2022). Virtual reality based active shooter training drill increases salivary and subjective markers of stress. Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine, 95(1), 105–113.

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Faculty Researcher of the Year Award Nominee. 2016

Selected Grants

  • 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.
  • McAllister, Matthew J. Effects of Exogenous Ketone Supplementation in Firefighters, PRUVIT; Subcontract from Augusta University, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $6053. (Funded: 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Texas American College of Sports Medicine/ SRDA Reviewer
2021-Present
Member
University's Institutional Biosafety Committee
September 2021-Present
Member
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management
July 2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Nutrition Research
March 2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
BMJ Open
November 2020-Present