Peggy Gallaher

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Peggy Gallaher (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin), is a contributing faculty member in Walden’s Ph.D. Psychology program, where she teaches Quantitative Methods/Statistics. Dr. Gallaher trained in personality psychology and biostatistics, and is a specialist in psychological measurement. She has conducted research in the fields of personality psychology, psychiatry, and public health, and is especially interested in population-based, cross-cultural studies of health-related behavior. With over 30 years of experience, she enjoys teaching doctoral level statistics courses and serving as a chair, second committee member, or URR on quantitative dissertation research.


PhD, University of Texas at Austin

MS, Columbia University

BS, University of Washington


Bouton, R., Gallaher, P., Garlinghouse, P., Leal, T., Rosenstein, L., Young, R. (1987). Scales for measuring fear of AIDS and homophobia. Journal of Personality Assessment

Gallaher, P. (1992). Individual differences in nonverbal behavior: Dimensions of style. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Oldham, J., Skodol, A., Kellman, H., Hyler, S., Doidge, N., Rosnick, L., Gallaher, P. (1995). Comorbidity of axis I and axis II disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry

Unger, B., Gallaher, P., Shakib, S., Ritt-Olson, A., Palmer, P., Johnson, C. (2002). The AHIMSA Acculturation Scale: A new measure of acculturation for adolescents in a multicultural society. Journal of Early Adolescence

Unger, J., Shakib, S., Ritt-Olson, A., Moutappa, M., Gallaher, P., Johnson, C. (2006). Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in a multicultural adolescent sample. Journal of Cultural Diversity

Johnson, C. A., Unger, J. B., Ritt-Olson, A., Palmer, P. H., Cen, S. Y., Gallaher, P., Chou, C. (2005). Smoking prevention for ethnically diverse adolescents: 2-year outcomes of a multicultural, school-based smoking prevention curriculum in Southern California. Preventive Medicine

Johnson, C. A., Cen, S., Gallaher, P., Palmer, P. H., Xiao, L., Ritt-Olson, A., Unger, J. B. (2007). Why smoking prevention programs sometimes fail. Does effectiveness depend on sociocultural context and individual characteristics?. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers \& Prevention