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


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


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

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