Dr. Keith Chan’s Professional Links & Curriculum Vitae

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Updated April 22, 2021

Keith Chan

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Areas of Interest

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




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

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

Advisers: Robert A. Benfer and Deborah M. Pearsall


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


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




Honors Faculty of the Year, MiraCosta College.


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


Professional Work


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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, Peru” (slideshare).


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, Peru: How Bioarchaeology Contributes to the Study of Social Complexity,” (slideshare).


Curso Taller: Arqueometria y Bioarqueologi­a en el Peru. 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 Arqueologi­a, Antropologi­a e Historia del Peru. Download (2.5MB, PowerPoint)


Information Technology



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


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


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


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


Skeletal data collection. Museo Nacional de Arqueologi­a, Antropologi­a, 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.


Skeletal data collection. Museo Nacional de Arqueologi­a, Antropologi­a, 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.


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.


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.