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Marissa G. Hall, PhD

Dr. Marissa Hall

Marissa G. Hall, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior
Member
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 312 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7440
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Marissa Hall uses behavioral science to inform policies to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. Much of her research focuses on the impact of pictorial tobacco product warnings on both intended and unintended outcomes. She is also leading several experiments to examine the impact of obesity prevention policies such as sugar-sweetened beverage health warnings and taxes, with a focus on preventing childhood obesity among Latinx populations. Her research is currently supported by a K01 Career Development Award from NIH and grants from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Service Award

2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award

2015

Public Policy Network Award, Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco

2015

Harry A. Guess Scholarship

2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gillings Merit Award

2011, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

2008, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Representative Courses

HBEH 752: Health Survey Research Methods

Key Publications

Negative affect, message reactance, and perceived risk: How do pictorial cigarette pack warnings change quit intentions? Hall MG, Sheeran P, Noar SM, Boynton MH, Ribisl, KM, Parada H, Johnson TO, Brewer NT. (2018). Tobacco Control, 27(e2), e136-e142.

Reactance to health warnings scale: Development and validation. Hall MG, Sheeran P, Noar SM, Ribisl KM, Bach LE, Brewer NT.  (2016). Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(5), 736-750.
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Smokers' and nonsmokers' beliefs about harmful tobacco constituents: Implications for FDA communication efforts. Hall MG, Ribisl KM, Brewer NT.  (2014). Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(3), 343-350.
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Education

PhD, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017

MSPH, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

BA, International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

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