Pamela C. Hull, M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology)
2525 West End
Nashville, TN 37203-1738
Pamela Hull, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist with expertise in the development, testing, and dissemination of behavioral interventions to promote cancer prevention behaviors in youth. 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 12 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:
“Increasing HPV Vaccination In Community-Based Pediatric Practices” (Hull, PI)
1R01 CA207401, National Cancer Institute, 12/2016-11/2021
Our central goal is to identify the optimal approach to implementing an evidence-based intervention for the uptake and completion of HPV vaccine among adolescents receiving care in the community, guided by implementation science theory.
Aim 1. Determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two modalities for delivering a multi-component intervention to increase HPV vaccination initiation and completion in community-based pediatric practices, namely in-person versus web-based modalities
Aim 2. Understand mechanisms of why the intervention may work better for some pediatric practices than others for improving HPV vaccination.
"Children Eating Well (CHEW) Smartphone Application for WIC Families" (Hull, PI)
2017-68001-26352, U.S. Department of Agriculture / AFRI, 4/2017-4/2022
This project focuses on childhood obesity prevention in low-income preschool children (ages 2-4), in collaboration with Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension and Tennessee's Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The goal is to adapt, disseminate, implement, and evaluate version 2.0 of the CHEW smartphone application designed to increase WIC family benefit redemption and improve diet quality and other obesity risk factors among preschool-aged children, while training the next generation of obesity researchers and professionals.
"Meharry-VICC-TSU Partners in Eliminating Cancer Disparities" (Moses, PI)
U54 CA163072, National Cancer Institute, 9/2016-8/2016
Role: Co-Leader of Cancer Outreach Core
The Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership grant aims to enhance the cancer research capability, training, education and outreach activities at Meharry Medical College (MMC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) and to improve the effectiveness of these activities at VICC for benefiting minority populations. The purpose of the COC is to support the development and implementation of community-engaged research aimed at reducing cancer disparities.
- Selove R, Foster M, Wujcik D, Sanderson M, Hull PC, Shen-Miller D, Wolff S, Friedman D. Psychosocial concerns and needs of cancer survivors treated at a comprehensive cancer center and a community safety net hospital. Support Care Cancer [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar; 25(3): 895-904. PMID: 27822710, PMCID: PMC5269536, PII: 10.1007/s00520-016-3479-5, DOI: 10.1007/s00520-016-3479-5, ISSN: 1433-7339.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27822710.
- Sanderson M, Canedo JR, Khabele D, Fadden MK, Harris C, Beard K, Burress M, Pinkerton H, Jackson C, Mayo-Gamble T, Hargreaves MK, Hull PC. Pragmatic trial of an intervention to increase human papillomavirus vaccination in safety-net clinics. BMC Public Health. 2017 Feb 2/2/2017; 17(1): 158. PMID: 28153042, PMCID: PMC5290601, PII: 10.1186/s12889-017-4094-1, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4094-1, ISSN: 1471-2458.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28153042.
- Selove R, Foster M, Mack R, Sanderson M, Hull PC. Using an Implementation Research Framework to Identify Potential Facilitators and Barriers of an Intervention to Increase HPV Vaccine Uptake. J Public Health Manag Pract [print-electronic]. 2016 Nov 11/28/2016; PMID: 27902559, DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000367, ISSN: 1550-5022.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27902559.
- Hull PC, Buchowski M, Canedo JR, Beech BM, Du L, Koyama T, Zoorob R. Childhood obesity prevention cluster randomized trial for Hispanic families: outcomes of the healthy families study. Pediatr Obes [print-electronic]. 2016 Nov 11/24/2016; PMID: 27884047, DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12197, ISSN: 2047-6310.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27884047.
- Moore KL, Fankhauser MK, Hull PC, et al. Using available data systems to reduce missed opportunities to vaccinate preteens. Biomed Inform Insights. 2016; 8(Suppl 2): 15-21.
- Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. HPV Vaccination in Primary Care Settings in Middle Tennessee: An Environmental Scan. Nashville (United States): [publisher unknown]; 2016.
Available from: http://www.cervicalcancerfreetn.org.
- Vylegzhanina V, Schmidt DC, Emerson JS, Quirk ME, Mulvaney S, Hull PC. CHEW: Helping Children Eat Well via mHealth Technologies. In: Handbook of Research on Revolutionizing Healthcare through Mobile Applications. Forthcoming. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 2016.
- Cunningham J, Wallston KA, Wilkins CH, Hull PC, Miller ST. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the HPV Clinical Trial Survey for Parents (CTSP-HPV) Using Traditional Survey Development Methods and Community Engagement Principles. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec; 8(6): 702-9.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26530324.
- Sanderson M, Khabele D, Brown CL, Harbi K, Alexander LR, Coker AL, Fernandez ME, Brandt HM, Fadden MK, Hull PC. Results of a Health Education Message Intervention on HPV Knowledge and Receipt of Follow-up Care among Latinas Infected with High-risk Human Papillomavirus. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 Nov; 26(4): 1440-55.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26548691?dopt=AbstractPlus&holding=vandylib&tool=cdl&otool=vandylib.
- Gittner LS, Husaini BA, Hull PC, Emerson JS, Tropez-Sims S, Reece MC, Zoorob R, Levine RS. Use of Six Sigma for eliminating missed opportunities for prevention services. J Nurs Care Qual. 2015 Jul; 30(3): 254-60.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25629453.
- Emerson, JS, Towns, DR, Jones, JL, Cain, VA, Hul,l PC. Racial/ethnic and weight status differences in food preparation among WIC participants. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May; 26(2): 335-44.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Racial%2Fethnic+and+weight+status+differences+in+food+preparation+among+WIC+participants.
- Emerson JS, Hull PC. Community Care. International Innovation. 2015; 182: 44-6.
Available from: http://www.internationalinnovation.com/community-care.
- Zhou, Y, Emerson, JS, Husaini, BA, Hull, PC. Association of infant feeding with adiposity in early childhood in a WIC sample. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Nov; 25(4): 1542-51.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Association+of+infant+feeding+with+adiposity+in+early+childhood+in+a+WIC+sample.
- Hull PC, Williams EA, Khabele D, Dean C, Bond B, Sanderson M. HPV vaccine use among African American girls: qualitative formative research using a participatory social marketing approach. Gynecol. Oncol. 2014 Mar; 132 Suppl 1: S13-20. PMCID: PMC3966189.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24491412.
- Zhou, Y, Emerson, JS, Levine, RS, Kihlberg, CJ, Hull, PC. Childhood obesity prevention interventions in childcare settings: Systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled trials. Am J Health Promot. 2014 Mar; 28(4):
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Childhood+obesity+prevention+interventions+in+childcare+settings%3A+Systematic+review+of+randomized+and+non-randomized+controlled+trials.
- Hull PC, Reece MC, Patton M, Williams J, Beech BM, Canedo JR, Zoorob R. A community-based oral health self-care intervention for Hispanic families. Int J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 59(1): 61-6. PMCID: PMC3884052.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23612890.
- Husaini, BA, Levine, RS, Cain, VA, Novotny, M, Emerson, JS, Orum, G, Bazargan, M, Hull, PC, Khan, M, Moonis, M. Stroke burden and risk factors during 1997-2008: Examining the effect of ethnicity and gender. Astrocyte. 2014; 1(1): 9-16.
- Southeastern Health Equity Report Card. [place unknown]: Southeastern Health Equity Council; 2014.
Available from: http://region4.npa-rhec.org.
- Zoorob R, Buchowski MS, Beech BM, Canedo JR, Chandrasekhar R, Akohoue S, Hull PC. Healthy families study: design of a childhood obesity prevention trial for Hispanic families. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Jul; 35(2): 108-21. PMCID: PMC3749297.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23624172.
- Husaini B, Levine R, Sharp L, Cain V, Novotny M, Hull P, Orum G, Samad Z, Sampson U, Moonis M. Depression increases stroke hospitalization cost: an analysis of 17,010 stroke patients in 2008 by race and gender. Stroke Res Treat. 2013; 2013: 846732. PMCID: PMC3608101.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23555070.
- Reed MB, Sanderson M, Williams EA, Hull PC. Perceived barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccination in African American girls ages 11-18. Young Scientist. 2013; 3: 12-4.
- Emerson JS, Hull PC, Cain VA, Novotny ML, Larson CO, Levine RS. Challenges and strategies in serving the uninsured in Nashville, Tennessee. J Ambul Care Manage. 2012 Oct; 35(4): 323-34.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22955092.
- Emerson JS, Hull PC, Cain VA, Novotny M, Stanley RE, Levine RS. TennCare disenrollment and avoidable hospital visits in Davidson County, Tennessee. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Feb; 23(1): 425-45.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22643488.
- Husaini, BA, Mensah, GA, Sawyer, D, Cain, VA, Samad, Z, Hull, PC, Levine, RS, Sampson, UK. Race, sex, and age differences in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a southern state: implications for prevention. Circ Heart Fail. 2011 Mar; 4(2): 161-9. PMCID: PMC3070602.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&amp;db=PubMed&amp;list_uids=21178017&amp;dopt=Abstract.
- Levine, RS, Rust, GS, Pisu, M, Agboto, V, Baltrus, PA, Briggs, NC, Zoorob, R, Juarez, P, Hull, PC, Goldzweig, I, Hennekens, CH. Increased Black-White disparities in mortality after the introduction of lifesaving innovations: a possible consequence of US federal laws. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov; 100(11): 2176-84. PMCID: PMC2951928.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=20864727&dopt=Abstract.
- Hull, PC, Canedo, JR, Reece, MC, Lira, I, Reyes, F, Garcia, E, Juarez, P, Williams, E, Husaini, BA. Using a participatory research process to address disproportionate Hispanic cancer burden. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Feb; 21(1 Suppl): 95-113. PMCID: PMC3831608.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=20173287&dopt=Abstract.
- Hull PC, Emerson JS, Schlundt D, Reece MC, Cain VA, Levine RS. Nashville Safety Net Assessment. Nashville (United States): Tennessee State University; 2010.
Available from: http://sncmt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/TSU-Report-2.pdf.
- Emerson, JS, Reece, MC, Levine, RS, Hull, PC, Husaini, BA. Predictors of new screening for African American men participating in a prostate cancer educational program. J Cancer Educ. 2009; 24(4): 341-5.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=19838896&dopt=Abstract.
- Hull, PC, Husaini, BA, Tropez-Sims, S, Reece, M, Emerson, J, Levine, R. EPSDT preventive services in a low-income pediatric population: impact of a nursing protocol. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Mar; 47(2): 137-42.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=17873239&dopt=Abstract.
- Hull, PC, Canedo, J, Aquilera, J, Garcia, E, Lira, I, Reyes, F. Assessing community readiness for change in the Nashville Hispanic community through participatory research. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2008; 2(3): 185-94.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=20208197&dopt=Abstract.
- Hull, PC, Kilbourne, B, Reece, M, Husaini, BA. Community involvement and adolescent mental health: Moderating effects of race/ethnicity and neighborhood disadvantage. J Community Psychol. 2008; 36(4): 534-51.
- Husaini, BA, Reece, MC, Emerson, JS, Scales, S, Hull, PC, Levine, RS. A church-based program on prostate cancer screening for African American men: reducing health disparities. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2): 179-84.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=18646345&dopt=Abstract.
- Ark, PD, Hull, PC, Husaini, BA, Craun, C. Religiosity, religious coping styles, and health service use: racial differences among elderly women. J Gerontol Nurs. 2006 Aug; 32(8): 20-9.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16915743&dopt=Abstract.
- Sherkat, D, Kilbourne, B, Cain, V, Hull, PC, Levine, R, Husaini, BA. The impact of health service use on racial differences in mortality among the elderly. Res Aging. 2006; 29(3): 207-24.
- Husaini, BA, Emerson, JS, Hull, PC, Sherkat, DE, Levine, RS, Cain, VA. Rural-urban differences in breast cancer screening among African American women. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Nov; 16(4 Suppl A): 1-10.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16327092&dopt=Abstract.
- Levine, RS, Briggs, NC, Husaini, BA, Foster, I, Hull, PC, Pamies, RJ, Tropez-Sims, S, Emerson, JS. HEDIS prevention performance indicators, prevention quality assessment and Healthy People 2010. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Nov; 16(4 Suppl A): 64-82.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16327097&dopt=Abstract.
- Powell, ME, Carter, V, Bonsi, E, Johnson, G, Williams, L, Taylor-Smith, L, Hayes, Q, Hull, PC, Cain, VA, Husaini, BA. Increasing mammography screening among African American women in rural areas. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Nov; 16(4 Suppl A): 11-21.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Increasing+mammography+screening+among+African+American+women+in+rural+areas.
- Sherkat, DE, Kilbourne, BS, Cain, VA, Hull, PC, Levine, RS, Husaini, BA. Explaining race differences in mortality among the Tennessee Medicare elderly: the role of physician services. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Nov; 16(4 Suppl A): 50-63.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Explaining+race+differences+in+mortality+among+the+Tennessee+Medicare+elderly%3A+the+role+of+physician+services.
- Husaini, BA, Hull, PC, Sherkat, DE, Emerson, JS, Overton, MT, Craun, C, Cain, VA, Levine, RS. Diabetes, depression, and healthcare utilization among African Americans in primary care. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 Apr; 96(4): 476-84. PMCID: PMC2595010.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15101668.
- Husaini, BA, Sherkat, DE, Levine, RS, Hull, PC, Cain, VA, Kilbourne, K. Age differences in the influence of race, socioeconomic status, and psychiatric morbidity on healthcare utilization and expenditures. Research in Healthcare Financial Management. 2004; 9(1): 29-48.
- Levine, RS, Husaini, BA, Emerson, JS, Hull, PC, Briggs, NC, Moriarty, CJ, Cain, VA. Using a nursing protocol to assure equitable delivery of cancer-related prevention services. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2003 Dec; 49(8): 1229-32.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Using+a+nursing+protocol+to+assure+equitable+delivery+of+cancer-related+prevention+services.
- Husaini, BA, Sherkat, DE, Levine, R, Holzer, C, Cain VA, Craun C, Hull, PC. The influence of race, gender, and mental disorder on healthcare service utilization and costs among the Medicare elderly. Research in Healthcare Financial Management. 2003; 8(1): 19-29.
- Levine, RS, Foster, JE, Fullilove, RE, Fullilove, MT, Briggs, NC, Hull, PC, Husaini, BA, Hennekens, CH. Black-white inequalities in mortality and life expectancy, 1933-1999: implications for healthy people 2010. Public Health Rep. 2001 Sep; 116(5): 474-83. PMCID: PMC1497364.
Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12042611?dopt=AbstractPlus&holding=vandylib&tool=cdl&otool=vandylib.
- Selove R, Foster M, Mack R, Saderson M, Hull PC. Using an implementation research framework to identify potential facilitators and barriers of an intervention to increase HPV vaccine uptake. . Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. In Press.