Marshae McNeal

Core Faculty
Marshae McNeal
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Marshae A. McNeal received her PhD in Adult Education at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in May 2015. She obtained her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at USM in May 2008. Dr. McNeal currently serves as Core Faculty for the Master of Public Health program in the College of Health Sciences and Public Policy at Walden University and has served in this role since August 2022. She is the faculty liaison for the MPH and DrPH Advisory Councils. Dr. McNeal holds a CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) certification. She has served as faculty at other universities and worked professionally in substance abuse prevention for several years. Dr. McNeal’s research interests include, but are not limited to, mental health literacy, health disparities, and substance abuse.


PhD, The University of Southern Mississippi

MPH, The University of Southern Mississippi

BS, The University of Southern Mississippi


McNeal, M. A. (2022). A Survey on Behaviors Related to Use of Vapor-Emitting Devices and Oral Nicotine Pouches Among Students Enrolled in Freshman Seminar at LSU Shreveport (LSUS).. Journal of the Louisiana Public Health Association

McNeal, M. A. (2020). An Evaluation of the Attitudes, Beliefs, and Mental Health Literacy of Young African American College Graduates..


McNeal, M. A. (2020). A Measure of Food Safety Knowledge, Practices, Attitudes, and Risk Perception of Foodborne Illness among Adult Consumers in Louisiana, Region VII..

McNeal, M. A. (2018). Addressing Mental Health Disparities in the Delta: How Can Public Health Practitioners Help..