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Rashelle Hayes, Ph.D.

Research program member: Cancer Prevention and Control

Box 980308
501 N. 2nd St.
Richmond, VA 23298




Associate Professor, Psychiatry, School of Medicine


MS, Virginia Commonwealth University (2004)
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University (2007)

Research description

My research focuses on: 1) Tobacco treatment development and implementation in cancer settings, 2) Smoking cessation in medical populations, specifically lung cancer prevention and pulmonology, 3) Use of technology and social media to leverage smoking cessation and other behavioral health interventions, 4) Behavioral weight management to treat obesity, 5) Prevention of weight regain post bariatric surgery, 6) Physician training/health care provider training in behavioral health interventions, and 7) Disparities in behavioral/health in tobacco control and obesity.

Research keywords

Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Obesity,Prevention/population health,Screening,Tobacco

Published research

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Awards and honors

Faculty Scholar Award, 2012, University of Massachusetts