Megan Roberts, PhD
College of Public Health
Wounds and Injuries, Cancer, Breast Cancer
Dr. Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health at OSU. 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.
Education and Background
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