Marla Hall, PhD, MCHES

Marla Hall Associate Professor, MPH Program Director, and Online MPH Program Coordinator


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

Dr. Marla Hall Curriculum Vitae (PDF)