Behavioral intervention research, HPV vaccine use, obesity prevention, community-based participatory research, racial and ethnic health disparities
Pamela Hull, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, as well as the Associate Director of Community Outreach & Engagement for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. She has also served as the Vanderbilt Co-Leader for the Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership since 2012. Dr Hull is a medical sociologist with expertise in the development, testing, and dissemination of behavioral interventions to promote cancer prevention behaviors. Her research specifically focuses on increasing HPV vaccine use, healthy eating, and physical activity, using implementation science and technology-based applications. Much of her work addresses health disparities among African American, Hispanic, and low-income populations, in collaboration with community partners. Dr. Hull has over 14 years of experience as an investigator conducting community-engaged research. She earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Duke University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. Current funded research includes: (1) “Increasing HPV Vaccination In Community-Based Pediatric Practices” (Hull, PI), 1R01 CA207401, National Cancer Institute, 12/2016-11/2021; (2) "Children Eating Well (CHEW) Smartphone Application for WIC Families" (Hull, PI), 2017-68001-26352, U.S. Department of Agriculture / AFRI, 4/2017-4/2022; (3) "Implementation of School-Entry Policies for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination" (Cólon-López, PI; Hull, Co-Investigator), R01 CA232743, National Cancer Institute, 12/2018 - 11/2023.