Dr. Jeff Hallam is Associate Dean and Professor at Kent State University College of Public Health. In his current position, he oversee graduate studies and research activities for the College of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at the University of Mississippi, Baylor University and The Ohio State University. Hallam’s scholarship has been at the intersection of health behavior theory and physical activity, with a focus on construct validity of health behavior interventions. He is published in the leading public health journals and his research has received national attention from being featured in national media outlets. Hallam holds a PhD in Health Promotion and Education from The Ohio State University. He is a past president of the American Academy of Health Behavior and recently served a four-year term as an elected member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. Hallam has received several prestigious awards for his research, including from the American Academy of Health Behavior, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Oberteuffer Award from The Ohio State University College of Education.
Co-Director, Healthy Communities Research Initiative
PhD, Health Promotion & Education, The Ohio State University, 1995, MA, Sport Management, emphasis in Fitness Management, The Ohio State University, 1991, BS, Recreation Education, The Ohio State University, 1988
Construct validation of health behavior interventions, specifically physical activity behavior, Community Based Participatory Research, Examination of how the built environment and policy influence physical activity, Development and testing tools to measure theoretical variables, Physical activity, Community-Based Participatory Research, Built Environment
Chatfield SL, Nolan RD, Crawford H, Hallam JS. Acute care nurses’ responses and recommendations for improvement of hand hygiene compliance: a cross sectional factorial survey research study. American Journal of Infection Control, 2017, doi.org/10.10
Kingsbury DM, Bhatta M, Castellani B, Khanal A, Jefferis E, Hallam, JS. The personal social networks of resettled Bhutanese refugees during pregnancy in the United States: A social network analysis. Journal of Community Health, 2018, 1-9.
Kingsbury DM, Bhatta MP, Castellani B, Khanal A, Jefferis E, Hallam JS. Factors associated with the presence of strong social supports in Bhutanese refugee women during pregnancy. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2018, doi.org/10.1007/s10903
Nolan R, Kirkland C, Johnson A, Reilly O, & Hallam JS. International systematic review on high utilizers diagnosed with severe mental illness. Health Behavior & Policy Review, 30, e1-e17.
Nolan R, Hallam JS. Construct validation of the Grief Recovery Method Instrument (GRM-I): A new measure of grief and grief recovery. Journal of Health Education. In Press.
Nolan R. & Hallam JS. Validation of the exercise self-efficacy scale (ESE-S) for increased adherence to physical activity. Ohio Journal of Public Health, 2018, 1, e1-e6. https://ohiopha.org/?wpdmdl=3559&ind=1542741314603