Megan E. Roberts, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Megan E. Roberts, PhD


1841 Neil Avenue
354 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-4647

Dr. Roberts' research focuses on tobacco use among historically marginalized populations--particularly adolescents and young adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals living in rural areas. The ultimate aim is to better understand the factors that contribute to tobacco initiation and tobacco-related disparities, as well as how such factors can be targeted for prevention.

Broadly informed by the socioecological model, her work considers factors at many levels of analysis, including those at the individual, interpersonal, and community/environmental level. Much of her research focuses on tobacco regulatory science at the local, state, and federal level, such as retailer licensing and Tobacco 21. Her research methods include longitudinal surveys, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), focus groups, and community mapping.