Jeffrey E. Hall, Ph.D., MA, MSPH serves as Deputy Associate Director for Science for the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) and Lead Health Scientist for the Minority Health and Health Equity Team. In this capacity, he assists the Chief Science Officer and Associate Director for Science with the provision of leadership and consultation across a broad range of science, research, evaluation, and practice issues to promote the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity. As Science Team Lead, Dr. Hall provides supervision and leadership to the MHHE Science Team. In addition, he conducts research to develop or enhance local, state, and national systems or capacities for measuring and monitoring progress towards health equity.
Dr. Hall was previously a Lead Behavioral Scientist in the Surveillance Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. His professional interests include applications of developmental epidemiology and social psychology within violence prevention, structural and environmental methods for reducing violence-related health disparities, and community-based models for violence surveillance, research, and prevention. His work has focused on topics across the life span, including infant homicide, youth and young adult violence, and elder abuse. Lastly, Dr. Hall is a medical sociologist by training. He also holds degrees in epidemiology, general sociology, and psychology—all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.