Dr. Keith Chan’s Professional Links & Curriculum Vitae

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Updated April 22, 2021

Keith Chan

drkeithchan (at) gmail (dot) com
https://keithcchan.com

 

Areas of Interest

Bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, Andean prehistory, paleopathology, statistics, anthropometry, pedagogy, information technology, virtual reality, 3D modeling

 

Education

2003-2011

Ph.D. (Anthropology – Bioarchaeology)
University of Missouri, Columbia

Dissertation Title: Life in the Late Intermediate Period at Armatambo, Perú (pdf)

Advisers: Robert A. Benfer and Deborah M. Pearsall

2001-2003

M.A. (Anthropology)
University of Missouri, Columbia

Thesis Title: An Examination of Harris Lines and Femoral Diaphyseal Bending Rigidity Using Bootstrapping

Adviser: Robert A. Benfer

1997-2001

B.A. (Anthropology)
University of California, Berkeley

 

Awards

2021

Honors Faculty of the Year, MiraCosta College.

2020

Educational Experience of the Year at the 2020 WebXR Awards for work on AnVRopomotron, an online virtual reality-enabled museum.

 

Professional Work

2017-

Associate Faculty, MiraCosta College. Teach introductory biological anthropology course on campus. Responsibilities involve designing and implementing the curriculum and holding office hours to increase engagement with students.

2015-

Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Grossmont College. Teach introductory anthropology courses both online and on campus. Classes include cultural anthropology on campus and introduction to physical anthropology both online and on campus. Responsibilities involve designing and implementing the curriculum for each medium.

2013-

Online Associate Faculty Instructor, Ashford University. Teach online asynchronous undergraduate cultural anthropology courses, including frequent interaction with students on discussion boards, explanation of anthropological concepts, as well as all course grading.

2011-2014

Research Specialist. Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri. Worked on a team with other researchers on large-scale NIH and AHA funded meta-analysis projects. Tasks included conducting extensive literature searches and evaluations, coding of data to a standard format, writing data-handling macros for Microsoft Excel, data cleaning, and co-authoring research papers for peer-reviewed journals.

 

Publications and Presentations

2016

Conn, V., Ruppar, T., & Chan, K. (2016). Meta-analyses of theory use in medication adherence intervention studies. Health Education Research.

2015

Conn, V., Enriquez, M., Ruppar, T., Cooper, P. & Chan, K. (2015). Health care provider targeted interventions to improve medication adherence: systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Clinical Practice.

2014

Conn, V., Enriquez, M., Ruppar, T., & Chan, K. (2014). Cultural relevance in medication adherence interventions with underrepresented adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes. Preventive Medicine, 69, 239-47.

2014

Conn, V. S., Chan, K. C., & Cooper, P. S. (2014). The problem with p. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(3), 291-3.

2013

Conn, V., Chan, K., Banks, J., Ruppar, T., & Scharff, J. (2013). Cultural relevance of physical activity intervention research with underrepresented populations. The International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 34(4), 391-414.

2011

Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeologists. A paper based on my doctoral research was presented, titled “Life in a Prehistoric State at Armatambo: Lurín Valley, Perú,” (slideshare).

2011

Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory. A paper based on my doctoral research was presented, titled “Health and Labor at Armatambo, Perú: How Bioarchaeology Contributes to the Study of Social Complexity,” (slideshare).

2007

Curso Taller: Arqueometría y Bioarqueología en el Perú. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Created and delivered a presentation in Spanish. The talk focused on current work on the Armatambo skeletal collection curated by the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Peru. Download (2.5MB, PowerPoint)

 

Information Technology

2

021-

Computer Programmer. Released AnVropomotron, an online museum, for desktop web browsers, smartphones, and virtual reality headsets. The site is continually updated with new features.

2012-

Computer Programmer. Released versions of Anthropomtron for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices. The app is continually updated with new features and equations.

2012

Computer Scripter. Released Data Compare-o-Matic, a Visual Basic macro for Microsoft Excel that allows for the comparison of double-entered data.

2011-2012

Computer Programmer. Released a Javascript version of Anthropomotron, creating the program from scratch for mobile internet and adding notable stature estimation equations not in the previous version.

 

Fieldwork and Laboratory Research

2009

Skeletal data collection. Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología, e Historia del Peru. Supervised the Anthropological Radiography Group as they radiographed the skeletal collection from Armatambo from the 2007 data collection period. Tasks include choosing burials to investigate, and ensuring quality control over the radiography process.

2007

Skeletal data collection. Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología, e Historia del Peru. Collected data from skeletal remains from the Incan period site of Armatambo. Tasks include thorough examination of skeletons for indicators of sex, age, and disease processes, in addition to improving existing data collection forms.

2004

Archaeological excavation at Buena Vista, Peru.  University of Missouri, Columbia.  Expanded tasks from the previous field season include the education of a new crew of field students, acting as crew chief for a unit, and helping the students acculturate to Peruvian culture.

2003

Archaeological excavation at Buena Vista, Peru.  University of Missouri, Columbia.  Tasks include the preparation and excavation of units, collecting and organizing artifacts, and the production of plans, profiles, and artifact drawings.