Jeff Hallam is Associate Dean and Professor in the College of Public Health and the Director of the Healthy Communities Research Institute (HCRI) at Kent State University. Dr. Hallam oversees research activities and global affairs for the College of Public Health in his current position. As HCRI Director, he is responsible for all activities of the Research Institute. He previously served as Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department in the College of Public Health. Before coming to Kent State, Dr. Hallam held academic and leadership positions at the University of Mississippi, Baylor University, and The Ohio State University. His scholarship focuses on the 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 magazines and newspapers. Hallam holds a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Education from The Ohio State University. He is a past president of the American Academy of Health Behavior and served as an elected member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. Hallam has received several prestigious awards for his research and teaching, including from the American Academy of Health Behavior, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences, and the Oberteuffer Award from The Ohio State University. Hallam is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Public Health.
Director, Healthy Communities Research Institute
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
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
Lee J, Hoornbeek J, Oh N, Hallam JS. Can students be motivated to exercise through physical education class learning strategies? A multilevel analysis. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 2019; 6(3), 264-275.
Nolan R, Agley J, Umstattd Meyer MR, Spicer P, Hallam JS. Continued development of the Rural Active Living Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS): preliminary evidence for validity among American Indians. Rural Remote Health. 2019;19: doi:10.