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Hahn, Samantha

Ph.D., MPH, RD

Assistant Professor
Instructor

Biography

Dr. Hahn is an Assistant Professor whose research program utilizes a variety of epidemiological methods, including advanced statistical approaches, cross-sectional, longitudinal, experimental, and qualitative research, to study how practices recommended at the public health or clinical level affect risk of problematic eating and weight-related behaviors (e.g. disordered eating, dietary intake, physical activity), particularly among the vulnerable populations of adolescents and emerging adults. The long-term goal of Dr. Hahn’s research is to better inform public health recommendations and clinical practices to simultaneously prevent eating disorders and promote healthy weight-related behaviors among young people to prevent a broad range of negative health outcomes. Currently, Dr. Hahn’s research focuses on weight-related self-monitoring, weight perception, and weight stigma as risk factors.

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Generoso RA, Bauer KW, Sonneville KR, Hahn SL (2024). Identifying methods used to manage weight and shape by first year university students: A qualitative analysis. Eating behaviors.

Moufawad M, Hoque A, Kells M, Sonneville KR, Hahn SL (2024). Social media use and weight bias internalization: association moderated by age and weight perception. Journal of eating disorders.

Davis HA, Patarinski AGG, Hahn SL, Kesselring-Dacey D, Smith GT (2023). A longitudinal test of problematic alcohol use and binge eating among college women: The moderating role of shame. Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.).

Blumberg J, Hahn SL, Bakke J (2023). Intermittent fasting: consider the risks of disordered eating for your patient. Clinical diabetes and endocrinology.

Berge JM, Hazzard VM, Arlinghaus K, Larson N, Hahn SL, Neumark-Sztainer D (2024). Do Parents Engage in Weight- and Health-Focused Conversations with their Emerging Young Adult Children and are there Associations with Weight and Well-Being Outcomes? Preventive Medicine.

Hazzard VM, Hahn SL, Bauer KW, Sonneville KR (2019). Binge eating-related concerns and depressive symptoms in young adulthood: Seven-year longitudinal associations and differences by race/ethnicity. Eating behaviors.

Hahn SL, Hazzard VM, Loth KA, Larson N, Klein L, Neumark-Sztainer D (2022). Using apps to self-monitor diet and physical activity is linked to greater use of disordered eating behaviors among emerging adults. Preventive medicine.

Falvey SE, Hahn SL, Anderson OS, Lipson SK, Sonneville KR (2021). Diagnosis of Eating Disorders Among College Students: A Comparison of Military and Civilian Students. Military medicine.

Berge JM, Hazzard VM, Larson N, Hahn SL, Emery RL, Neumark-Sztainer D (2021). Are there protective associations between family/shared meal routines during COVID-19 and dietary health and emotional well-being in diverse young adults? Preventive medicine reports.

Hahn SL, Hazzard VM, Larson N, Klein L, Loth KA, Neumark-Sztainer D (2022). Correlates of weight-related self-monitoring application use during emerging adulthood in a population-based sample. Eating and weight disorders : EWD.

Hahn SL, Linxwiler AN, Huynh T, Rose KL, Bauer KW, Sonneville KR (2021). Impacts of dietary self-monitoring via MyFitnessPal to undergraduate women: A qualitative study. Body image.

Hazzard VM, Hahn SL, Sonneville KR (2017). Weight misperception and disordered weight control behaviors among U.S. high school students with overweight and obesity: Associations and trends, 1999-2013. Eating behaviors.

Burnette CB, Hazzard VM, Hahn SL, Larson N, Neumark-Sztainer D (2022). Like parent, like child? Intuitive eating among emerging adults and their parents. Appetite.

Folk AL, Wagner BE, Hahn SL, Larson N, Barr-Anderson DJ, Neumark-Sztainer D (2021). Changes to Physical Activity during a Global Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Analysis among a Diverse Population-Based Sample of Emerging Adults in the U.S. International journal of environmental research and public health.

Wagner BE, Folk AL, Hahn SL, Barr-Anderson DJ, Larson N, Neumark-Sztainer D (2021). Recreational Screen Time Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S.: A Mixed-Methods Study among a Diverse Population-Based Sample of Emerging Adults. International journal of environmental research and public health.

Hahn SL, Sonneville KR, Kaciroti N, Eisenberg D, Bauer KW (2021). Relationships between patterns of technology-based weight-related self-monitoring and eating disorder behaviors among first year university students. Eating behaviors.

Hahn SL, Kaciroti N, Eisenberg D, Weeks HM, Bauer KW, Sonneville KR (2021). Introducing Dietary Self-Monitoring to Undergraduate Women via a Calorie Counting App Has No Effect on Mental Health or Health Behaviors: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Arlinghaus KR, Hahn SL, Larson N, Eisenberg ME, Berge JM, Neumark-Sztainer D (2023). Helicopter Parenting Among Socio-Economically and Ethnically/Racially Diverse Emerging Adults: Associations with Weight-Related Behaviors. Emerging adulthood (Print).

Hahn SL, Pacanowski CR, Loth KA, Miller J, Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D (2021). Self-weighing among young adults: who weighs themselves and for whom does weighing affect mood? A cross-sectional study of a population-based sample. Journal of eating disorders.

Barr-Anderson DJ, Hazzard VM, Hahn SL, Folk AL, Wagner BE, Neumark-Sztainer D (2021). Stay-at-Home Orders during COVID-19: The Influence on Physical Activity and Recreational Screen Time Change among Diverse Emerging Adults and Future Implications for Health Promotion and the Prevention of Widening Health Disparities. International journal of environmental research and public health.

Burnette CB, Hazzard VM, Larson N, Hahn SL, Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D (2023). Is intuitive eating a privileged approach? Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between food insecurity and intuitive eating - CORRIGENDUM. Public health nutrition.

Hahn SL, Kramer-Kostecka EN, Hazzard VM, Barr-Anderson DJ, Larson N, Neumark-Sztainer D (2023). Weight-related Self-monitoring App Use Among Emerging Adults is Cross-sectionally Associated With Amount and Type of Physical Activity and Screen Time. Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing.

Hahn SL, Barry MR, Weeks HM, Miller AL, Lumeng JC, Sonneville KR (2021). Parental perceptions of actual and ideal body weight in early childhood prospectively predict adolescent perceptions of actual and ideal body weight among a low-income population. Eating and weight disorders : EWD.

Jumbe T, Comstock SS, Hahn SL, Harris WS, Kinabo J, Fenton JI (2016). Whole Blood Levels of the n-6 Essential Fatty Acid Linoleic Acid Are Inversely Associated with Stunting in 2-to-6 Year Old Tanzanian Children: A Cross-Sectional Study. PloS one.

Hahn SL, Lipson SK, Sonneville KR (2022). Dietary self-monitoring is associated with increased likelihood of problematic alcohol use among college students. Journal of American college health : J of ACH.

Hahn SL, Burnette CB, Hooper L, Wall M, Loth KA, Neumark-Sztainer D (2023). Do Weight Perception Transitions in Adolescence Predict Concurrent and Long-Term Disordered Eating Behaviors? The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

Burnette CB, Hazzard VM, Larson N, Hahn SA, Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D (2023). Is intuitive eating a privileged approach? Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between food insecurity and intuitive eating. Public health nutrition.

Hahn SL, Burnette CB, Borton KA, Mitchell Carpenter L, Sonneville KR, Bailey B (2023). Eating disorder risk in rural US adolescents: What do we know and where do we go? The International journal of eating disorders.

Nagata JM, Hazzard VM, Ganson KT, Hahn SL, Neumark-Sztainer D, Eisenberg ME (2022). Digital technology use and muscle-building behaviors in young adults. The International journal of eating disorders.

Hahn SL, Borton KA, Sonneville KR (2018). Cross-sectional associations between weight-related health behaviors and weight misperception among U.S. adolescents with overweight/obesity. BMC public health.

Hahn SL, Bauer KW, Kaciroti N, Eisenberg D, Lipson SK, Sonneville KR (2021). Relationships between patterns of weight-related self-monitoring and eating disorder symptomology among undergraduate and graduate students. The International journal of eating disorders.
Selected for funded Momentum Center Summer Internship Program
Department of Nutritional Sciences Travel Award
Rackham Graduate School Travel Award
Walter Block Scholarship
Rackham Graduate School International Travel Award
Deans Tuition Award
Jeffrey Cole Excellence Scholarship
American Business Women's Association Student Scholarship
MSU Federal Credit Union Endowed Scholarship
Minnie E. Newman Memorial Scholarship
Frederic B. Dutton Scholarship
Most Innovative Hack-a-Thon Research Study Proposal
Nominated for the Emerging Leaders in Nutritional Sciences Poster Competition
Nominated for George E. and Mona Kikano Leadership in Medical Education Award
Recipient of 2024 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity
Nominated for and indicted into international Eating Disorder Research Society, which is only for the most productive and innovative eating disorder researchers in the entire world.
Our poster, "Helpful or harmful? A qualitative analysis of the impact of social media body positivity on young adults" won the Best Poster Award at the Weight Stigma Conference held in Ontario, Canada and is an International Conference and Organization
“Introducing Dietary Self-Monitoring to Undergraduate Women via a Calorie Counting App Has No Effect on Mental Health or Health Behaviors: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial” was been nominated as a finalist for the 2022 Huddleson Award. This prestigious award, bestowed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, honors a registered dietitian nutritionist, who is an Academy member, and was the lead author of a peer-reviewed article. Eligible articles made an important contribution to the dietetics profession and were published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during the previous calendar year (2021).
Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (MI)
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI)
Masters of Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI)
Eating Disorder Research Society
Academy for Eating Disorders
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Commission on Dietetic Registration
American Society for Nutrition
Rural Health Interest Group, University of Minnesota
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
American Heart Association