Naomi M. Hall-Byers, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

Department of Psychological Sciences

Phone (336) 750-8800
Office 117 West Modular

Dr. Hall-Byers is a social psychologist, with an advanced degree in public health, whose teaching and research has always focused on factors associated with high-risk health behaviors in underserved and underrepresented communities. Her work has focused on sexual decision making and sexual behavior (particularly HIV-related risk behaviors) among underrepresented groups with a focus on cultural influences and prevention. She has independently and collaboratively conducted both quantitative and qualitative studies with African American women and men—both adolescents and adults.

Dr. Hall-Byers is an alumna of the NIMH/APA Minority Mentoring Program (HIV/AIDS Research Fellow), and the APA Cyber Mentors program. She is currently a visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, an institution recognized worldwide for its work in STI/HIV prevention and intervention. Her diverse background includes research and training experience in health education, program development and management, organizational development consulting, grant writing, and evaluation.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Hall-Byers' Vitae.
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  • MA, PhD in Applied Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • MPH in Maternal and Child Health, San Diego State University

Research Interests

  • Health disparities
  • High-risk health behaviors
  • HIV prevention and intervention
  • Sexual decision making
  • Media influence on sexual behavior