Vanessa Marshall, Ph.D.

Dr. Vanessa Marshall

Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)
Division of Community Health and Population Science

Dr. Vanessa Marshall is a Social Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) in the Division of Community Health and Population Science at NIMHD. She manages and conducts research to advance public health prevention science. Her research focuses on improving health outcomes and promoting research to understand and address the multilevel determinants of factors that play a role in health disparities. She provides expertise in key research areas including minority health, health disparities, health services research, community engaged research, clinical trials, public health, quality improvement, implementation, dissemination and evaluation. She has fostered innovative collaborations and partnerships to promote and support evidence-based research to inform clinical practice and policy. Dr. Marshall’s experiences have allowed her to work at local, regional, national and international levels to investigate differences in health status and risk factors among populations to address health disparities.

Prior to joining NIMHD, she worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Howard University School of Medicine. Dr. Marshall has held federal, academic, clinical instructor, research scientist, and training coordinator positions providing leadership and subject matter expertise. She has organized and conducted numerous public health initiatives designed to promote and advance prevention including those that engage patients through various screening programs and improve access to care. She has conducted research and evaluation projects across the life span of various populations and in the fields of infectious diseases and chronic diseases. She has served and volunteered on many community advisory boards, committees, professional organizations, and agencies. Dr. Marshall received her Ph.D. in public health from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Selected Publications

  • Webb Hooper, M., Marshall, V., Pérez-Stable, E.J. (2022 Apr-Jun). COVID-19 Health Disparities and Adverse Social Determinants of Health. Behav Med, 48(2):133-140. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2021.1990007. Epub 2022 Mar 23.
  • Marshall, V., Jewett-Tennant, J., Shell-Boyd, J., Stevenson, L., Hearns, R., Gee, J., Schaub, K., LaForest, S., Taveira, T.H., Cohen, L., Parent, M., Dev, S., Barrette, A., Oliver, K., Wu, W.C., & Ball, S.L. (2022 Feb 7). Healthcare providers experiences with shared medical appointments for heart failure. PLoS One,17(2):e0263498. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263498.
  • Webb Hooper, M., Mitchell, C., Marshall, V.J., Cheatham, C., Austin, K., Sanders, K., & Grafton, L.L. (2022 Jan). Responding to healthcare distrust among underserved communities: Phase II. Psychooncology, 31(1):3-8. doi: 10.1002/pon.5841.
  • Herren, O.M., Gillman, A.S., Marshall, V.J., & Das, R. (2022). Understanding the Changing Landscape of Health Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Liver Cancer. Gastro Hep Advances ISSN 2772-5723.
  • Marshall, V., Stryczek, K.C., Haverhals, L., Young, J., Au, D.H., Ho, P.M., Kaboli, P.J., Kirsh, S., & Sayre, G. (2021 Jul-Aug). The Focus They Deserve: Improving Women Veterans' Health Care Access. Womens Health Issues;31(4):399-407. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.12.011. Epub 2021 Feb 10.
  • McLaurin-Jones, T.L., Anderson, A.S., Marshall, V.J., Lashley, M.B., & Carter-Nolan, P.L. (2021, Feb). Superwomen and Sleep: an Assessment of Black College Women Across the African Diaspora. Int J Behav Med, 28(1):130-139. doi: 10.1007/s12529-020-09930-4. Epub 2020 Sep 21.
  • Webb Hooper, M., Mitchell, C., Marshall, V.J., Cheatham, C., Austin, K., Sanders, K., Krishnamurthi, S., & Grafton, L.L. (2019, Sep 6). Understanding Multilevel Factors Related to Urban Community Trust in Healthcare and Research. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 16(18):3280. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16183280.
  • Wu, W.C., Parent, M., Dev, S., Hearns, R., Taveira, T.H., Cohen, L., Shell-Boyd, J., Jewett-Tennant, J., Marshall, V., Gee, J., Schaub, K., LaForest, S., & Ball, S. (2018, Aug). Group medical visits after heart failure hospitalization: Study protocol for a randomized-controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 71:140-145. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.06.015. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

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