June 21, 2017

Alexandra Marshall, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

Sarah Alexandra Marshall
Assistant Professor


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

C.V. Available

Research Interest

  • Adolescent/emerging adult sexuality, sexual health and development;
  • Health disparities among sexual and gender minorities (particularly HIV and bullying/discrimination among LGBT youth);
  • Prevention of HIV/STIs and unplanned pregnancy;
  • Qualitative research methods

Current Research Projects

July 2017-June 2018, Principal Investigator, “HIV Testing among Minority College Students”, co-I: Zaller, UAMS COPH
Jan – Dec 2017, Principal Investigator, ”IPE Activity Development for Trans-competent Healthcare Delivery”, co-I’s: Archie, Stewart, Anders, Allison & Moretz, UAMS
Feb – Dec 2017, Evaluator, ”Assessing the Curriculum on Relationships in Arkansas High Schools”, PI: Kathleen Courtney, Arkansas Department of Education

Apr 2016-May 2017, Research Working Group Member, “Transform Health Arkansas Initiative” – Tier II PCORI funded project, Project Lead: Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC); co-PI: Kate Stewart, MD, UAMS COPH

May 2015-Mar 2016, Research Working Group Member, “Engagement of the Arkansas Transgender Community to Identify Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Priorities” – Tier 1 PCORI funded project, PI: Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC); co-PI: Kate Stewart, MD, UAMS COPH

Oct 2015-present, Evaluator, ”Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Project”, Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program/SAMHSA, PI: Joe Martin, Injury & Violence Prevention Section, AR Department of Health

Courses Taught

  • HBHE 6021: Advanced Health Behavior Theories
  • HBHE 5214: Advanced Concepts of Human Sexuality
  • COPH 6000: Learning to Teach Advanced Concepts of Human Sexuality
  • COPH 6700: Techniques for Interviewing Adolescents
  • COPH 6100: Directed Study of Social Determinants of Health

Recent Publications

Marshall, S.A., Neher, T., Sockwell, L., Brown, L. & Zaller, N. (2020). Current HIV Testing & Risk Behaviors among Students at Historically Black Colleges & Universities in a Southern State. Journal of the National Medical Association. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnma.2020.04.008

Zaller, N., Neher, T., Presley, M., Marshall, S.A., Zielinski, M. & Brinkley-Rubenstein, L. (2020). Barriers to Linking High-Risk Jail Detainees to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PLOS ONE,15 (4): e0231951. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231951

Marshall, S.A., Hudson, H. & Stigar, L. (2020, Spring). Perceptions of a school-based sexuality education curriculum: Findings from focus groups with parents and teens in a southern state. The Health Educator, 51 (1), 35-47.

Marshall, S.A., Driver, N. & Allison, M.K. (2020). Attitudes towards contraception: Focus Groups with Arkansas Teens and Parents. Sex Education. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681811.2020.1759526

Allison, M.K., Marshall, S.A., Archie, D.S., Neher, T., Stewart, G., Anders, M.E. & Stewart, M.K. (2019). Community-engaged development, implementation, and evaluation of an interprofessional education workshop on gender-affirming care, Transgender Health,4(1), 280–286, DOI: 10.1089/trgh.2019.0036.

Marshall, S.A., Allison, M.K., Stewart, M.K., Thompson, N. & Archie, D. (2018). Highest priority health and health care concerns of transgender and gender nonbinary individuals in a southern state. Transgender Health, 3 (1). Retrieved from https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/trgh.2018.0003