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Rashelle Hayes, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


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

Awards and honors

Faculty Scholar Award, 2012, University of Massachusetts

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.

Disease focus of research

Head & neck, Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

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

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information


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