Megan Roberts, PhD

Megan Roberts


College of Public Health

Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Wounds and Injuries ● Cancer ● Breast Cancer

Megan Roberts, PhD, is an assistant professor in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University and a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James. As a social scientist, her work is grounded in health behavior theory, and she uses this basis to examine how intrapersonal and interpersonal factors (e.g. risk cognitions, peer influence) come to affect young people’s subsequent health behaviors.

Dr. Roberts has served as the lead author on several papers focused on improving the knowledge surrounding tobacco use among adolescents and young adults. Much of this work has involved better understanding the predictors of cigarette smoking milestones, such as first puff, first cigarette, and cessation lapses. Her work also addresses the need for a greater understanding of the factors that contribute to health disparities, including urban/rural and racial/ethnic differences in tobacco use.


  • Doctorate, Dartmouth College

    Hanover, NH (USA)

  • Doctorate, Dartmouth College

    Hanover, NH (USA)

  • Post-doctoral, The Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH (USA)

  • Post-doctoral, Brown University

    Providence, RI (USA)

Office Location

200A Cunz Hall

1835 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210


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