Jeffrey Hallam, PhD

Elected  Member

Jeffrey Hallam

Elected November 2014
Term Ending:  November 2018
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Jeff Hallam is Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Public Health at Kent State University. As an active member of APHA for over 24 years, he has served the Public Health Education and Health Promotion section as Chair of the Worksite Working Group, Governing Councilor, Program Planner, Chair of the Section’s Nominations Committee and as the Section Chair. He also served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health.  He is also a member of the APHA Physical Activity section.  In addition to APHA, Dr. Hallam currently holds or has held leadership positions with other national, state, and local organizations including the Ohio Public Health Association.

Dr. Hallam advances a practice-based approach to understanding and solving public health issues.  His research focuses on construct validation of theory-based health behavior interventions and includes the role of the built environment and policy influences on physical activity.  Other research interests include community based participatory research, alcohol behavior, and hand hygiene behavior.  Dr. Hallam has served as principal investigator on several federally funded and foundation funded projects focused on active living including physical activity in rural environments, safe routes to school, and in-school physical activity.  Much of his recent work is focused on the role of physical activity in preventing and reducing childhood obesity.  Furthermore, he has consulted on federally funded projects focused on physical activity and preventing and managing chronic disease in rural communities.  Prior to coming to Kent State University, Dr. Hallam was on the faculty at The University of Mississippi where he was Professor of Health Behavior and Founding Director of the Center for Health Behavior Research.  He has also served on the faculty at The Ohio State University and Baylor University.