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Alexandra Marshall, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

C O P H Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education Sarah " Alexandra " Marshall, P h D, M P H, C P H, C H E SAssistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

Contact Information

Office: COPH 3256
Phone: 501-526-6623
Email: smarshall@uams.edu 

Education

2012, PhD, Health Behavior, Indiana University
2008, MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education, UAMS COPH
2005, BA, Biology and Broadcast Journalism, University of Arkansas

Research Interest

  • Adolescent sexual health and development
  • Health disparities among sexual and gender minorities (particularly HIV and bullying/discrimination among LGBT youth)
  • Young women’s health issues (particularly unplanned pregnancy prevention)
  • Incorporating technologies into behavioral research and interventions
  • Qualitative research methods

Current Research Projects

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Co-Investigator: June 2015-Present
Principal Investigator: Sofia Jawed-Wessel, PhD; University of Nebraska, Omaha
Project Director: Danial Hoffman-Zinnel; Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Engagement of the Arkansas Transgender Community to Identify Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Priorities
Research Working Group Member: May 2015-Present
Principal Investigator: Andrea Zekis; Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition
Tier 1 PCORI funded project ($15,000)

The Prevalence of Bullying in Pregnant Teens
Co-Investigator: Jan 2015-Present
Principal Investigator: Zachary Stowe, MD; Co-Investigator: Bettina Knight
Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology; Women’s Mental Health Program
University Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Courses Taught

PBHL/HPPR 9023: Advanced Health Behavior Theories
PBHL 5543: Advanced Concepts of Human Sexuality

Publications

Marshall, A., Yarber, W.L., Sherwood-Laughlin, C.M., Gray, M.L. & Estell, D. (2015).
Coping and Survival Skills: The Role School Personnel Play Regarding Support for Bullied Sexual Minority Oriented Youth. Journal of School Health, 85, 334-340.

Marshall, A., Morris, D. & Rainey, J. (2014) Linking exercise and sexual satisfaction among healthy adults. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 17. Retrieved from http://www.ejhs.org/volume17/exercise.html

Emetu, R. E., Marshall, A., Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W. L., Milhausen, R. R., Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A. (2014). A novel, self-guided, home-based intervention to improve condom Use. Journal of American College Health, 63(2), 118-124.

Marshall, A., Rosenberger, J. & Yarber, W. (2011). Rural young MSM’s views of HIV prevention: A case study. The Health Education Monograph Series, 28(2), 39-45