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Pamela Hull, PhD

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  • About

    Pamela C. Hull, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact in the University of Kentucky (UK) Markey Cancer Center (MCC), and an Associate Professor of Behavioral Science in the UK College of Medicine. As Associate Director, she leads the MCC Community Impact Office to oversee MCC’s community outreach and engagement (COE) functions, and she oversees MCC’s population science research agenda and infrastructure. The goal of the MCC Community Impact Office is to accelerate science-to-practice translation across the cancer care continuum through accomplishing three aims: a) characterize cancer burden and disparities in the MCC catchment area, b) increase the dissemination and implementation of EBIs, and c) facilitate bidirectional research and outreach initiatives that respond to our catchment area needs and community-identified priorities.

    Dr. Hull is a medical sociologist with expertise in the development, dissemination and implementation of behavioral and health service interventions to promote cancer prevention behaviors in youth. Her research focuses on HPV vaccination, healthy eating, and physical activity, using implementation science and new technology applications. She has over 15 years of experience as an investigator conducting community-engaged research, and much of her work addresses health disparities among African American, Hispanic, and low-income populations, in collaboration with community partners.  She currently leads a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded R01 implementation science study aiming to compare the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two strategies for delivering a multi-level, multi-component intervention with community-based pediatric primary care practices to increase HPV vaccination among adolescents. She also leads the USDA-funded Children Eating Well (CHEW) grant, which focuses on early childhood obesity prevention through dissemination and implementation of a mobile phone application within a federal public health nutrition program, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Health.

    Dr. Hull earned her undergraduate degree in sociology from Duke University and completed both a master’s degree and doctorate in sociology from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining UK, Hull was an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Department of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, and she served as Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville.

    Faculty Rank

    Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
    William Stamps Farish Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
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  • Publications

    1. Providers’ perceptions of parental HPV vaccine hesitancy: A cross-sectional study. Cunningham-Erves J, Koyama T, Huang Y, Jones J, Wilkins CH, Harnack L, McAfee C, Hull PC. JMIR Cancer. 2019. 5(2):e13832.
    2. A review of smartphone applications for low-income participants in a public health program for women infants and children (WIC). Weber SJ, Dawson D, Greene H, Hull PC. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2018; 6(11):e12261.
    3. Childhood obesity prevention trial for Hispanic families: Outcomes of the Healthy Families Study. Hull PC, Buchowski M, Canedo JR, Beech BM, Du L, Koyama T, Zoorob R. Ped Obes. 2018; 13(11):686-696.
    4. A Smartphone app for families with preschool-aged children in a public nutrition program: Prototype development and beta-testing. Hull PC, Emerson JS, Quirk ME, Canedo JR, Jones JL, Vylegzhanina V, Schmidt DC, Mulvaney SA, Beech BM, Briley C, Harris C, Husaini BA. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2017; 5(8):e102.
    5. Pragmatic trial of an intervention to increase human papillomavirus vaccination in safety-net clinics. Sanderson M, Canedo JR, Khabele D, Fadden MK, Harris C, Beard K, Burress M, Pinkerton H, Jackson C, Mayo-Gamble T, Hargreaves M, Hull PC. BMC Public Health. 2017; 17(1)158.
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