Faculty Profile for Dr. Matt McAllister

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Dr. Matt McAllister
Assistant Professor — Dept of Health & Human Performance
JOW A116
phone: (512) 245-2953

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

- 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
- Methods to mitigate physiological effects of stressors in high stress occupations (e.g., firefighters, law enforcement)

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • McAllister, M. J., Gonzalez, A. E., & Waldman, H. S. (2020). Impact of time restricted feeding on markers of cardiometabolic health and oxidative stress in resistance trained firefighters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003860
  • Gonzalez, A. E., Waldman, H. S., Abel, M. G., McCurdy, K. W., & McAllister, M. J. (n.d.). Impact of time restricted feeding on fitness variables in professional resistance trained firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002144
  • Krings, B., Shepherd, B., Swain, J., Turner, A., Chander, H., Waldman, H., … Smith, J. (2021). Impact of Fat Grip Attachments on Muscular Strength and Neuromuscular Activation During Resistance Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 1(35), S152–S157.
  • McAllister, M. J., & Martaindale, M. H. (2021). Women demonstrate lower markers of stress and oxidative stress during active shooter training drill. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology. https://doi.org/https://DOI.org/10.1016/j.cpnec.2021.100046
  • Norris, M., McAllister, M. J., Gonzalez, A., Keeler, J., Best, S. A., Pettitt, R., & Abel, M. G. (n.d.). Predictors of work efficiency in structural firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Scholarly/Creative Activities. 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Mentor of the Year Award Nominee. 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Faculty Researcher of the Year Award Nominee. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Werner and Alice Essig Graduate Student Scholarship Award. 2014 - 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Melvin A. Humphreys Prize for Student Research. 2012

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
Reviewer / Referee
Nutrition Research
March 2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
BMJ Open
November 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology
October 2020-Present
Graduate Advisor
Graduate Student Organization
August 2019-Present