Marcella H. Boynton, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina (Affiliate)
As a graduate student, I have been able to blend my interests in biology and medicine with social psychological theories and traditions. The result is a research track primarily devoted to the prediction and change of health behaviors. To date I have conducted meta-analyses on the prevention and cessation of smoking, the efficacy of safer sex interventions, and the psychological antecedents most predictive of condom use and exercise. In addition, I recently defended my master’s thesis, which was a primary-level study examining the structure and function of forty-eight different behaviors, many of which are health-related. The purpose of the study was to determine the necessary components for the formation of habits and intentions.
I also am keenly interested in the development and application of innovative statistical techniques, including the refinement of appropriate methodologies for structural equation modeling of meta-analytic data, longitudinal modeling, multilevel modeling, and linear/logistic regression analyses.
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2009
M.A., University of Connecticut, 2005 (psychology)
B.A., Purdue University, 2003 (psychology and French)
|Mailing Address||Department of Health BehaviorUNC Gillings School of Global Public HealthCB #7440|
309 Rosenau HallChapel Hill, NC 27599Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communication200 N. Greensboro Street, Suite D-15
CB# 7424Carrboro, NC 27510