Marcia Tan, PhD, MPH


Dr. Tan is a health psychologist and epidemiologist who focuses on reducing health disparities among underserved populations through health behavior change. Her research interests are 1) examining biopsychosocial and behavioral factors that contribute to disparities in chronic disease, primarily cancer, and 2) conducting community-based health behavior interventions to reduce risk factors among disparity populations. A majority of her work has focused on tobacco cessation and weight management among low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations.


Postdoctoral Fellowship (Cancer Prevention and Control), 2016-2018, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ph.D. (Clinical Health Psychology), 2016, University of Miami

M.P.H. (Epidemiology), 2010, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

B.S. (Psychology), 2007, University of Alabama


Journal Articles:

Bush, T., Lovejoy, J., Javitz, H., Torres, A. J., Wassum, K., Tan, M. M., & Spring, B. (2018). Simultaneous vs. sequential treatment for smoking and weight management in tobacco quitlines: 6 and 12 month outcomes from a randomized trial. BMC Public Health, 18, 678-691.

Tan, M. M., Okuyemi, K., Resnicow, K., Dietz, N., Antoni, M., & Webb Hooper, M. (2018). Association between smoking status and weight gain in treatment-seeking African Americans. Addictive Behaviors, 81, 84-90.
Webb Hooper, M., McNutt, M. D., & Baker, E. A. (2015). Psychosocial correlates of perceived stress and depressive symptoms among help-seeking Hispanic smokers. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 8(2), 106-117.  

Rodríguez Esquivel, D., Webb Hooper, M., Baker, E. A., & McNutt, M. D. (2015). Culturally specific versus standard smoking cessation messages targeting Hispanics: An experiment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(2), 283-289.

Musselman, D. L., Ziemer, D. C., McNutt, M. D., Seay J., Royster, E. B., Larsen, B., Barham, T., Brown, A. R., Vogel, O. L., Phillips, L. S., & Harvey, P. D. (2014). Depression, deficits in functional capacity, and impaired glycemic control in urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 52, 21-27.

Webb Hooper, M., Baker, E. A., & McNutt, M. D. (2014). Racial/ethnic differences among smokers: Revisited and expanded to help seekers.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16(5), 621-625.

Webb Hooper, M., Baker, E. A., & McNutt, M. D. (2013). Associations between affect, social support, and coping among low-income African American smokers.  Addictive Behaviors, 38(11), 2736-2740.

Musselman, D., Royster, E. B., Wang, M., Long, Q., Trimble, L. M., Mann, T. K., Graciaa, D. S., McNutt, M. D., Auyeung, N. S., Oliver, L., Lawson, D. H., & Miller, A.H. (2013). The impact of escitalopram on IL-2-induced neuroendocrine, immune, and behavioral changes in patients with malignant melanoma: Preliminary findings. Neuropsychopharmacology, 38, 1921-1928.

Webb Hooper, M., Baker, E. A., Rodriguez de Ybarra, D., McNutt, M., & Ahluwalia, J. S. (2012). Acculturation predicts 7-day smoking cessation among treatment-seeking African -Americans in a group intervention. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43(1), 74-83.

McNutt, M. D., Liu, S., Manatunga, A., Royster, E. B., Raison, C. L., Woolwine, B. J., Demetrashvili, M. F., Miller, A. H., & Musselman, D. L. (2012). Neurobehavioral effects of interferon-alpha in patients with hepatitis C: Symptom dimensions and responsiveness to paroxetine. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(6), 1444-1454. 
Larsen, H. H., Ritchie, J. C., McNutt, M. D., & Musselman, D.L. (2011). Pulmonary embolism in a patient with catatonia: An old disease, changing times. Psychosomatics, 52(4), 387-91.

Auyeung, S. F., Long, Q., Royster, E. B., Murthy, S., McNutt, M. D., Lawson, D. H., Miller, A., Manatunga, A., & Musselman, D. L. (2009). Sequential multiple-assignment randomized trial design of neurobehavioral treatment for patients with metastatic malignant melanoma undergoing high-dose interferon-alpha therapy. Clinical Trials, 6(5), 480-90.

Book Chapters/Entries:

McNutt, M. D., & Webb Hooper, M. (2012). Ex-Smokers. In M. Gellman and J. R. Turner (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (pp. 741-42). New York, NY: Springer. 

Musselman, D. L, Miller, A. H, Royster, E. B, & McNutt, M. D. (2011). Biology of depression and cytokines in cancer. In D.W. Kissane, M. Maj, and N. Sartorius (Eds.). Depression and Cancer (pp.51-80). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.