Pamela Hull
Faculty Member
Last active: 1/31/2018


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.


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Featured publications are shown below:

  1. Providers' Perceptions of Parental Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Hesitancy: Cross-Sectional Study. Cunningham-Erves J, Koyama T, Huang Y, Jones J, Wilkins CH, Harnack L, McAfee C, Hull PC (2019) JMIR Cancer 5(2): e13832
    › Primary publication · 31267976 (PubMed) · PMC6632100 (PubMed Central)
  2. Human papillomavirus vaccination completion rates among gynecological providers: an institutional retrospective review. Elsamadicy EA, Schneiter MK, Hull PC, Khabele D (2019) Hum Vaccin Immunother 15(7-8): 1851-1855
    › Primary publication · 31091165 (PubMed) · PMC6746496 (PubMed Central)
  3. Trends in anogenital wart incidence among Tennessee Medicaid enrollees, 2006-2014: The impact of human papillomavirus vaccination. Shing JZ, Hull PC, Zhu Y, Gargano JW, Markowitz LE, Cleveland AA, Pemmaraju M, Park IU, Whitney E, Mitchel EF, Griffin MR (2019) Papillomavirus Res : 141-149
    › Primary publication · 30980966 (PubMed) · PMC6468146 (PubMed Central)
  4. Mobile Phone Apps for Low-Income Participants in a Public Health Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Review and Analysis of Features. Weber SJ, Dawson D, Greene H, Hull PC (2018) JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 6(11): e12261
    › Primary publication · 30455172 (PubMed) · PMC6277824 (PubMed Central)
  5. Operationalizing outcome measures of human papillomavirus vaccination among adolescents. Odoh C, Sanderson M, Williams EA, Hull PC (2018) Public Health : 129-132
    › Primary publication · 29609838 (PubMed) · PMC5984163 (PubMed Central)
  6. Re: Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation in Asian Indians and Asian subpopulations: a case for examining disaggregated data in public health research. Shing JZ, Harris CR, Hull PC (2018) Public Health : 162-163
    › Primary publication · 29510864 (PubMed) · PMC6208128 (PubMed Central)
  7. Availability of Low-Fat Milk and Produce in Small and Mid-Sized Grocery Stores After 2014 WIC Final Rule Changes, Tennessee. Schlundt D, Briley C, Canada B, Jones JL, Husaini BA, Emerson JS, Hull PC (2017) Prev Chronic Dis : E70
    › Primary publication · 28840823 (PubMed) · PMC5573198 (PubMed Central)
  8. A Smartphone App for Families With Preschool-Aged Children in a Public Nutrition Program: Prototype Development and Beta-Testing. Hull P, Emerson JS, Quirk ME, Canedo JR, Jones JL, Vylegzhanina V, Schmidt DC, Mulvaney SA, Beech BM, Briley C, Harris C, Husaini BA (2017) JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 5(8): e102
    › Primary publication · 28768611 (PubMed) · PMC5559651 (PubMed Central)
  9. Adolescent Participation in HPV Vaccine Clinical Trials: Are Parents Willing? Erves JC, Mayo-Gamble TL, Hull PC, Duke L, Miller ST (2017) J Community Health 42(5): 894-901
    › Primary publication · 28321649 (PubMed) · PMC5594038 (PubMed Central)
  10. A Community-Driven Intervention for Improving Biospecimen Donation in African American Communities. Patel K, Inman W, Gishe J, Johnson O, Brown E, Kanu M, Theriot R, Sanderson M, Hull P, Hargreaves M (2018) J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 5(1): 15-23
    › Primary publication · 28181200 (PubMed) · PMC5548654 (PubMed Central)
  11. Pragmatic trial of an intervention to increase human papillomavirus vaccination in safety-net clinics. 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 (2017) BMC Public Health 17(1): 158
    › Primary publication · 28153042 (PubMed) · PMC5290601 (PubMed Central)
  12. Using an Implementation Research Framework to Identify Potential Facilitators and Barriers of an Intervention to Increase HPV Vaccine Uptake. Selove R, Foster M, Mack R, Sanderson M, Hull PC (2017) J Public Health Manag Pract 23(3): e1-e9
    › Primary publication · 27902559 (PubMed) · PMC5373968 (PubMed Central)
  13. Childhood obesity prevention cluster randomized trial for Hispanic families: outcomes of the healthy families study. Hull PC, Buchowski M, Canedo JR, Beech BM, Du L, Koyama T, Zoorob R (2018) Pediatr Obes 13(11): 686-696
    › Primary publication · 27884047 (PubMed) · PMC5443700 (PubMed Central)
  14. Psychosocial concerns and needs of cancer survivors treated at a comprehensive cancer center and a community safety net hospital. Selove R, Foster M, Wujcik D, Sanderson M, Hull PC, Shen-Miller D, Wolff S, Friedman D (2017) Support Care Cancer 25(3): 895-904
    › Primary publication · 27822710 (PubMed) · PMC5269536 (PubMed Central)
  15. Results of a Health Education Message Intervention on HPV Knowledge and Receipt of Follow-up Care among Latinas Infected with High-risk Human Papillomavirus. Sanderson M, Khabele D, Brown CL, Harbi K, Alexander LR, Coker AL, Fernandez ME, Brandt HM, Fadden MK, Hull PC (2015) J Health Care Poor Underserved 26(4): 1440-55
    › Primary publication · 26548691 (PubMed) · PMC5512158 (PubMed Central)
  16. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the HPV Clinical Trial Survey for Parents (CTSP-HPV) Using Traditional Survey Development Methods and Community Engagement Principles. Cunningham J, Wallston KA, Wilkins CH, Hull PC, Miller ST (2015) Clin Transl Sci 8(6): 702-9
    › Primary publication · 26530324 (PubMed) · PMC5351134 (PubMed Central)
  17. Racial/ethnic and Weight Status Differences in Food Preparation among WIC Participants. Emerson JS, Towns DR, Jones JL, Cain VA, Hull PC (2015) J Health Care Poor Underserved 26(2): 335-44
    › Primary publication · 25913333 (PubMed)
  18. Use of Six Sigma for eliminating missed opportunities for prevention services. Gittner LS, Husaini BA, Hull PC, Emerson JS, Tropez-Sims S, Reece MC, Zoorob R, Levine RS (2015) J Nurs Care Qual 30(3): 254-60
    › Primary publication · 25629453 (PubMed)
  19. HPV vaccine use among African American girls: qualitative formative research using a participatory social marketing approach. Hull PC, Williams EA, Khabele D, Dean C, Bond B, Sanderson M (2014) Gynecol Oncol : S13-20
    › Primary publication · 24491412 (PubMed) · PMC3966189 (PubMed Central)
  20. Childhood obesity prevention interventions in childcare settings: systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized controlled trials. Zhou YE, Emerson JS, Levine RS, Kihlberg CJ, Hull PC (2014) Am J Health Promot 28(4): e92-103
    › Primary publication · 24200332 (PubMed)
  21. Depression increases stroke hospitalization cost: an analysis of 17,010 stroke patients in 2008 by race and gender. Husaini B, Levine R, Sharp L, Cain V, Novotny M, Hull P, Orum G, Samad Z, Sampson U, Moonis M (2013) Stroke Res Treat : 846732
    › Primary publication · 23555070 (PubMed) · PMC3608101 (PubMed Central)
  22. Challenges and strategies in serving the uninsured in Nashville, Tennessee. Emerson JS, Hull PC, Cain VA, Novotny ML, Larson CO, Levine RS (2012) J Ambul Care Manage 35(4): 323-34
    › Primary publication · 22955092 (PubMed)
  23. TennCare disenrollment and avoidable hospital visits in Davidson County, Tennessee. Emerson JS, Hull PC, Cain VA, Novotny M, Stanley RE, Levine RS (2012) J Health Care Poor Underserved 23(1): 425-45
    › Primary publication · 22643488 (PubMed)