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Marissa G. Hall

Assistant Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Marissa Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Marissa is a behavioral scientist working on experiments to inform the design of nutrition policies and health communications interventions, with a focus on preventing obesity among Latinx populations. At the Global Food Research Program, Marissa is currently consulting on global nutrition research in Colombia and Brazil. Marissa has expertise in experimental design and analysis, qualitative research, questionnaire design and psychometric testing, and meta-analysis. She teaches Health Behavior Survey Methods in the MPH program.   

When I’m in a time crunch, I love to make… rice and beans with a fried egg and hot sauce on top. Easy and delicious, and can spice it up with guac, sour cream, and cheese. 

My most interesting food habit is… snacking a lot. I don’t like to go more than 2-3 hours without some sort of food and almost never leave the house without a snack on hand. I’ve been this way my whole life! 

The first thing I learned to cook was… probably instant Top Ramen. (I used to make this after school and dip saltines in the broth because apparently it wasn’t salty enough!)


Taillie LS, Chauvenet C, Grummon AH, Hall MG, Waterlander W, Prestemon CE, Jaacks LM. Testing front-of-package warnings to discourage red meat consumption: a randomized experiment with US meat consumers. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2021 Sep;18(1):1-3. view full text

Hall MG, Higgins IC, Grummon AH, Lazard AJ, Prestemon CE, Sheldon JM, Taillie LS. Using a Naturalistic Store Laboratory for Clinical Trials of Point-of-Sale Nutrition Policies and Interventions: A Feasibility and Validation Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Aug;18(16):8764. view full text

Richter AP, Duffy EW, Taillie LS, Harris JL, Pomeranz JL, Hall MG. The impact of toddler milk claims on beliefs and misperceptions: A randomized experiment with parents of young children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021 Aug 13. view full text

Reimold AE, Grummon AH, Taillie LS, Brewer NT, Rimm EB, Hall MG. Barriers and facilitators to achieving food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2021 Jul 17:101500. view full text

Duffy E, Ng SW, Hall M, Bercholz M, Rebolledo N, Musicus A, Taillie LS. Examining Sociodemographic Disparities in Household Purchases of Fruit Drinks with Policy-Relevant Nutrition Claims. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2021 Jun;5(Supplement_2):551-. view full text

Duffy EW, Taillie LS, Richter AP, Higgins IC, Harris JL, Hall MG. Toddler milk perceptions and purchases: the role of Latino ethnicity. Public Health Nutrition. 2021 Jan 21:1-9. view full text

Duffy EW, Taillie LS, Richter AP, Higgins IC, Harris JL, Hall MG. Parental Perceptions and Exposure to Advertising of Toddler Milk: A Pilot Study with Latino Parents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Jan;18(2):528. view full text

Duffy EW, Hall MG, Carpentier FR, Musicus AA, Meyer ML, Rimm E, Taillie LS. Nutrition claims on fruit drinks are inconsistent indicators of nutritional profile: A content analysis of fruit drinks purchased by households with young children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021 Jan 1;121(1):36-46. view full text

Taillie LS, Hall MG, Gómez LF, Higgins I, Bercholz M, Murukutla N, Mora-Plazas M. Designing an Effective Front-of-Package Warning Label for Food and Drinks High in Added Sugar, Sodium, or Saturated Fat in Colombia: An Online Experiment. Nutrients. 2020 Oct 13;12(10):E3124. doi: 10.3390/nu12103124. view full text

Hall MG, Grummon AH, Lazard AJ, Maynard OM, Taillie LS. Reactions to graphic and text health warnings for cigarettes, sugar-sweetened beverages, and alcohol: An online randomized experiment of US adults. Preventive Medicine. 2020 Aug 1;137:106120. view full text

Grummon AH, Hall MG. Sugary drink warnings: A meta-analysis of experimental studies. PLOS Medicine. 2020 May 20;17(5):e1003120. view full text

Taillie LS, Hall MG, Popkin BM, Ng SW, Murukutla N. Experimental Studies of Front-of-Package Nutrient Warning Labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Ultra-Processed Foods: A Scoping Review. Nutrients. 2020 Feb 22;12(2). pii: E569. doi: 10.3390/nu12020569. view full text

Hall MG, Grummon AH, Maynard OM, Kameny MR, Jenson D, Popkin BMCausal Language in Health Warning Labels and US Adults’ Perception: A Randomized Experiment. Am J Public Health. 2019 Oct;109(10):1429-33. view full text