Marla Hall, PhD, MCHES

Marla Hall

Assistant Professor

office: ECHI 2237
phone: 252-744-5072

Dr. Marla Hall earned an MA and BS in Health Education from East Carolina University and a PhD in the same discipline from Texas A&M University. Her dissertation research identified cultural competence knowledge and programmatic skill sets of individuals employed within public health departments. Following the completion of her PhD, she acted as a joint-appointed Postdoctoral Research Scientist within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and North Carolina Central University’s Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute. Beyond academia, as a North Carolina native, she served in various capacities as a Public Health Educator in rural health organizations. Her current work is focused on chronic disease prevention program planning, with emphasis placed on underrepresented and at-risk population engagement.


  • BS, Health Education and Promotion (Community Health concentration), East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
  • MA, Health Education, East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
  • PhD, Health Education, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

Areas of Interest

  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Cultural Competence (academic preparation and continuing education)
  • Health Disparities and Disproportionality
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Courses Taught

  • MPH 6013 Behavioral Sciences and Health Education*
  • MPH 7031 Grant Writing in Public Health *
  • MPH 6050 Independent Studies *
  • MPH 6991 Professional Paper I *
  • MPH 6992 Professional Paper II *
* currently teaching