Dr Jodi K Hall

Associate Professor

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Biography

Dr. Hall is an Associate Professor of Social Work and a member of the Center for Human Health and the Environment. Dr. Hall is also a faculty partner of the Center for Family and Community Engagement.  She has published research related to health disparities, palliative care, and behavioral health. As a Principal Investigator and Co-investigator, she has generated nearly $7 million in federal grants for the university.

These grants from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), SAMSHA, and HSS address the shortage of behavioral health workers in medically underserved rural and urban areas, opioid workforce expansion, suicide prevention, and child welfare. Dr. Hall is currently the PI of three HRSA Workforce Development Grants. In September 2019, she was awarded two HRSA grants to combat opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD). One award, for $1,350,000 is to enhance community-based experiential training for students preparing to become behavioral health professions in the OUD/SUD field. The other award for $898,762 is to enhance community-based experiential training for students preparing to become peer support specialists and other types of paraprofessionals with a focus on OUD/SUD. These newly awarded grants are in addition to a current award from HRSA of $1,914,951 to expand the behavioral health workforce.

Because many chronic health conditions of underrepresented populations have components that are both biological and social, Dr. Hall has expanded her research agenda to address health disparities by collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. Currently, she is working on a team led by Dr. Cathrine Hoyo, an epidemiologist, to explore the connection between environmental exposures and health outcomes for postpartum women and their children. Dr. Hall leads a sub-study of Dr. Hoyo's NIH funded health research to understand how knowledge and experiences impact health outcomes. This substudy is an interdisciplinary project that includes social work, epidemiology, and psychology.

As a researcher and social worker, Dr. Hall is keenly aware of the intersection between health and poverty. She believes it is essential for social scientists and biological scientists to combine efforts and expertise to have the greatest chance of reducing health disparities and improving health for all people. Dr. Hall has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and newsletters and conducted national and international numerous peer-reviewed research conference presentations. Some of her published work can be found at www.ncsu.edu/library and academia.edu. Dr. Hall is interested in multinational work and worked with educators, community members and researchers in Israel, the UK, and Cuba. She is currently an active member of the University Global Partnership (UGPN) which consists of researchers from the USA, UK, Australia, and Brazil.

Dr. Hall’s direct social work practice experience includes public health and child welfare. She worked for Wake County Human Services and Wake Technical Community College several years before completing her doctorate and joining NC State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from NC State, her master's degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and her Doctorate of Education from NC State University.

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Hall is committed to research that addresses health disparities and inequities. She is a qualitative researcher who collaborates with qualitative researchers to better understand multiple aspects of health and health outcomes. Dr. Hall focuses on the intersectionality of poverty and health.

Dr. Hall has taught in the graduate and undergraduate social work program. She is currently an undergraduate faculty member and relishes the opportunity to help new college students develop critical thinking skills needed to best understand and serve vulnerable populations.

Projects

Healthy disparities continue to plague society. Too often people of color are not included in research studies. Environmental toxins disproportionately impact people of color and poor people across the globe. Dr. Hall is part of an interdisciplinary research team consisting of biological sciences, psychology, and social work. Dr, Hall contributes to a larger NIH funded research project led by Dr. Cathrine Hoyo. The team received internal funding to extend the NIH funded research. Dr. Hall leads the sub-study that examines the role of knowledge and experience in exposure to environmental toxins and outcomes. 

Funded Research

EXTERNAL FUNDING SECURED (Grants and Contracts)

2019-2022 Hall, J.K. (Principal Investigator) Opioid Workforce Expansion - Professional, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant number T98HP33409 (funded $1,343,963)

2019-2020 Hall, J.K. (Principal Investigator) Opioid Workforce Expansion - Paraprofessional, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant number T98HP33409 (funded $898,762)

2017 – 2021 Hall, J.K. (Principal Investigator) & Bullock, K. (Co-Investigator). Behavioral Health Education Scholars Education and Training Initiative, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant number M01HP31322 (funded $1,914,957)

2017 – 2021 Hall, J.K. (Co-Investigator) & Bullock, K. (Principal Investigator). Behavioral Health Education Scholars Education and Training Initiative, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant number M01HP312740100 (funded $1,191,882)

2014 – 2017 Hall, J.K. (Principal Investigator) & Bullock, K. (Co-Investigator). Behavioral Health Education Scholars Education and Training Initiative, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant number GO2HP27948 (funded $1,086,448)

2012 – 2014 Casstevens, W. J. (Principal Investigator) & Hall, J. K. (Co-Investigator).  North Carolina State University Suicide Prevention Program, Department of Health and Human Services, funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), Campus Suicide Prevention Grants, No. SM-11-002, CFDA No. 93.234 (funded $253,200)

2011 – 2012 Pennell, J. (Principal Investigator) & Hall, J.K. (Co-Investigator). Fostering Youth Educational Success, a grant under Child Welfare—Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau (funded $248,988)


INTERNAL FUNDING SECURED

            2019 Hall, J.K. NC State University NSRP to conduct collaborative research to address health disparities, specifically how knowledge of environmental toxins impact health outcomes and decisions. (funded $10,800)

            2018 Hall, J.K. NC State University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) to participate in a collaborative research conference in Guildford, UK (funded $2,500)

            2012 Hall, J.K., North Carolina State University International Travel Abroad Research, NC State University Office of International Affairs Grant to understand the social welfare system in Havana, Cuba (funded $3,000; $3,000 CHASS match)

2011 Casstevens, W. J., Principal Investigator, & Hall, J. K., Co-Investigator, North Carolina State Suicide Prevention Proposal, North Carolina State University Office of Extension, Engagement and Economic Development Grant (funded $10,000)

Extension and Community Engagement

EXTENSION AND ENGAGEMENT OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

Grant Proposal Reviewer

2019 Health Resources and Services Administration Reviewer (HRSA)

2018 Health Resources and Services Administration Reviewer (HRSA)

2018 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Reviewer

2017 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reviewer

2017 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Conference Abstract Reviewer

2014 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Reviewer

2013 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR Abstract Reviewer

2011 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) APM Abstract Reviewer

Journal/Abstract/Manuscript Reviewer

2018 Social Work in Health Care on (Special Edition) Social Workers in Integrated Healthcare: Improving Care throughout the Life Course Reviewer

2017 Palliative Care and Medicine International Reviewer

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 Departmental Committees

2019 Symposium Co-chair, Medically Underserved Populations

2018 Symposium Chair, Pursuit of Justice: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

2017 Symposium Chair, Policy and Advocacy Spring Symposium

2016 Chair, Integrated Behavioral Health Care Spring Symposium

2015 Search Committee – MSW Field Coordinator

2013 Search Committee - Post Doc Position

2010 – Present Student Affairs Committee

2009 – Present Social Work Department Curriculum Committee

2008-2010 Diversity, Recruitment and Retention Committee

University Committees

2019-2022 University Commencement Committee

2017 Caldwell Fellows Selection Committee

2015 Athletic Council Compliance Committee Chair

2014-2015 University Council on Athletics

2013 Strategic Planning Committee College of HSS

2010 – 2012 Harrelson Fund Committee

University Search Committees

2019 Search Committee – Director Institute for Nonprofits

2018 Search Committee - Director of Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE)

2018 Search Committee – Psychology Assistant Professor

2018 Search Committee – Prevention Services Coordinator (Counseling Center)


Professional Associations

2018 – Present: NC Center on Human Health and the Environment (CHHE)

2017 – Present: Universities Global Partnership Network (UGPN)

2017 – Present: Scholars Strategy Network

2015 – Present: Black Administrators, Researchers and Scholars

2014 - Present: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

2014 – Present: Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)

2009 – Present:  Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

2011 – Present CSWE Accreditation Site Visitor

2011 – 2017: Association of Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW)

Non-Campus Committees, Associations, and Collaborations

2018 – Present Board Member, NC Center on Actual Innocence

2019 – Present Advisory Committee, Passage Home

2017 - 2018 National Association of Field Education Directors (NANFED) Regional Representative

2008 – 2018 NC Field Educators Consortium

2013-2015 Domestic Violence Task Force and Fatality Review Team

2012 – 2014 Triangle Family Services Program Committee

2011 – Present CSWE Accreditation Site Visitor

2011 – 2012 NC Department of Corrections Research Review Committee

Awards

2014 CHASS New Faculty Award (Nominee)

October 2009 Dr. Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner Memorial Collaboration Award

Publications

SCHOLARSHIP

Published Journal Articles, Peer Reviewed

Hall, J.K. (2018) End-of-Life Resource for African American Caregivers: Reflections on a Field Education Model. Journal of Social Work and End-Of-Life & Palliative Care. doi:10.1080/15524256.2018.1487901

Stansbury, K.L., Marshall, G.L., Hall, J.K., Simpson, G.M., & Bullock, K. (2017). Community engagement with African American clergy: Faith-based model for culturally competent practice. Journal of Aging & Mental Health, 17, 1-6.

Hall, J.K. (2017). African American doctoral students at for-profit universities: A narrative explanation. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 7(3), 1-9.

Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K. (2015). A practicum partnership approach to addressing barriers to mental health among racially diverse older adults. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(8), 10-19.

Rikard, R.V., Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K. (2015). Health literacy as a barrier to trauma-informed care across diverse groups. Traumatology, 21(3), 227-236.

Fisher-Borne, M., Hall, J. K., & Casstevens, W. J., (2014).  MSW student perception of evaluation research as a capstone project: A pilot study.  Field Educator, 4(2), 1-11.

Hall, J.K., Casstevens, W.J., & Fisher-Borne, M. (2013). The graduate field program and the capstone evaluation project. Field Educator, 3(2), 1-2.

Fitzpatrick, D. C., Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K. (Revise and Resubmit). Disparities in alcohol recovery outcomes in homeless populations: An application of critical race theory. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

Published Book Chapters, Peer-Reviewed

Bullock, K., Hall, J.K., & Fitzpatrick, D.C. (2017). Health Care. In Maschi, T., & Leibowitz, G. (Eds.), Forensic social work: Psychological and legal issues with diverse populations and settings (pp. 97-109). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.                                                                                    

Fitzpatrick, D.C., Hall, J.K., Bullock, K. (2017). Intersectoral Collaboration: Mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness among vulnerable populations. In Maschi, T., & Leibowitz, G. (Eds.), Forensic social work: Psychological and legal issues with diverse populations and settings (pp. 293-304). New York, NY: Springer Publishing. 

Bullock, K., & Hall, J.K. (2016). A Case Study: African American women as caregivers for the elderly. In Ramanathan, R. & Juvva, S. (Eds.), Social commitment to advancing women in India and globally (pp. 91-95). Boulder, CO: Lexington Books.

Hall, J., Pennell, J., & Rikard, R. V. (2015). Child and family team meetings and restorative justice for foster youth. In T. Gal & B. Faedi Duramy (Eds.), International perspectives and empirical findings on child participation: From social exclusion to child-inclusive policies. Oxford University Press.

Hall, J.K., & Leach, M.T. (2014). Older adults and consumer fraud. In T.P. Gullotta and M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (2nd ed.), Volume 4 (1924 – 1932) New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Leach, M.T., & Hall, J.K. (2014). Health disparities among older adults. In T.P. Gullotta and M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (2nd ed.), Volume 4 (1962-1974). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Bullock, K., Hall, J.K., & Leach, M.T. (2013). End-of-life care. In K.E. Whitfield & T.A. Baker (Eds.). Handbook on minority aging (pp. 265-276). Springer Publisher.

Bullock, K. & Hall, J.K. (2012). End-of-Life care: A personal narrative of a direct practice case. In E. Hoffler, & E.J. Clark (Eds.), Social Work Matters: The Power of Linking Policy and Practice (pp. 40-62). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Published Newsletter Articles, Peer-Reviewed

Oretade, D., Hall, J. K., & Johnson, J., (2014) Educating social workers and improving practice with military personnel and families. NASW Specialty Practice Sessions Newsletter, Spring/Summer, pp. 2-4.

Published Book Reviews

Hall, J.K. (2010) The Creative Community College: Leading Change Through Innovation. Washington, DC: Community College Press. DOI: 10.1177/0091552109351927.

Dissertation

Hall, J. K. 2010. African-American doctoral students at for-profit colleges and universities: A critical race theory exploration. Doctoral Dissertation, North Carolina State University. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/6211

Presentations

Professional Papers and Forums, Refereed

Hall, J.K. (2019) Environmental toxins and environmental justice: The role of social work. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO.

Hall, J.K., (accepted 2018). Disrupting declining college acceptance rates for African Americans at highly selective schools: Examining the efficacy of standardized test scores. 5th World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Equality. Vitori, Espiritu Santo, Brazil.

Hall, J.K., Bullock, K., Ellis, A., (November 2018).  Inter-Professional Education in a non-medical center affiliated MSW Program: Challenges and Successes. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Brigham, R., Hall, J.K., Selz-Campbell, L., Ross, T. (November 2018). Navigating Racism in Social Work Field Education. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Stansbury, K., Hall, J.K., Bullock, K. (November 2018). Problem gambling among older adults: Increasing skills and awareness in field education. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Bullock, K., Hall, J.K., & Fitzpatrick, D. (August 2017). Addressing behavioral health and substance abuse: An innovative forensic social work model and lesson learned. Conference on Forensic Social Work's Role in Human Rights and Social Justice: A Local, Global Celebration. Fordham University, New York, NY.

Bullock, K., Hall, J.K., Marshall, G., & Stansbury, K. (March 22, 2017). Community engagement with African American clergy: Faith-based model for culturally competent practices. Aging in America Conference, Chicago, IL.

Stansbury, K.L, Marshall, J., Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K. (November 2016). African American Clergy: Shifting perspectives on mental health interventions with older adults.  The Gerontological Society of American 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Hall, J.K., Ellis, A. Bullock, K. (November 2016). Preparing Social Work Students for Integrated Care: A Behavioral Health Model. Conference workshop in mental health practice area. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K. (November 2015). Designing qualitative and mixed methods research for public awareness and action on elder, intergenerational and community health and justice. Preconference Workshop on Designing Qualitative Research to Capture Biological & Social Factors that Impact the Health and Well-being of Underrepresented and Underserved Older Adults. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Orlando, FL.

Bullock, K., & Hall, J.K., (November 2015). Identifying Trauma in the Planning of Hospice and Palliative Care among Families and Consumers of Dementia Care Services. Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K., (October 2015). Cancer, Culture, and End-of-Life Decision Making. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO.

Hall, J. K., Fisher­Borne, M., & Casstevens, W. J. (October 2014). Increasing community research capacity through MSW field placements. Paper accepted for the Field Education Track of the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Bullock, K., & Hall, J.K. (November 2014). An educational model for improving end-of-life care for diverse older adults diagnosed with dementia. Preconference Workshop on Designing Qualitative Research to Capture Biological & Social Factors that Impact the Health and Well-Being of Underrepresented and Underserved Older Adults. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington, DC.

Hall, J.K., (July 2014). Addressing the needs of older African Americans. Courage, Hope, Leadership: A Social Justice Practice Symposium. NASW National Conference. Washington, DC.

Hall, J.K., & Pennell, J. (2013). Child and family team meetings and restorative justice for foster youth. In T. Gal & B. Faedi Duramy (Chairs), Promoting the participation right of children across the globe: From social exclusion to child-inclusive policies. International retreat conducted at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Science, School of Criminology, Israel.

Wiessner, C.A. Easley, T., Edwards, M., Hall, J.K., Henderson, M., Gibson-Senegal, P., Storberg-Walker, J. (May, 2009). Dialogue groups as a means for enhancing knowledge construction in professional conference experiences. Transformative Learning Conference Proceedings. Hamilton, Bermuda.

Hall, J.K., Henderson, M., Senegal, P. (2007) Use of Dialogue Groups at Professional Conferences. International Transformative Learning Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hall, J.K., Easley, T. Senegal, P. (2008) NCSU Poster session: Use of Dialogue Groups at Professional Conferences. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Poster, Peer Reviewed

Hall, J.K., Ames, N.R., Stansbury, K.L. & Bullock, K.  (October 2017). Policy and advocacy: The Intersection of poverty, race, and gender. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Dallas, TX.

Bullock, K., Hall, J.K., Marshall, G., & Stansbury, K. (March 22, 2017). Community engagement with African American clergy: Faith-based model for culturally competent practices. Aging in America Conference, Chicago, IL.

Hall, J.K. (June 1, 2016). African American Doctoral Students at For-Profit Universities: A Critical Race Theory Approach. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. San Francisco, CA.

Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K. (February 23, 2015) Planning for hospice and palliative care among families and consumers of dementia and Alzheimer’s care: What matters? The Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network. Philadelphia, PA.

Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K., (October 25, 2014). Improving end-of-life care for diverse older adults with dementia: A field education model. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Tampa, FL. 

Hall, J.K., & Bullock, K., (March 10, 2014). Improving end-of-life care for diverse older adults with dementia: An educational intervention. Social Work in Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) General Assembly. San Diego, CA.

Hall, J.K. & Bullock, K. (2014). End-of-life care for diverse older adults with dementia. San Diego, CA. (peer-reviewed poster)

Bullock, K., & Hall, J.K. (November 2, 2013). HPPAE: A field education model for increasing diversity in social work. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Dallas, TX. 

Bullock, K., Hall, J.K., & Leach, M.T. (November 10, 2012). Mental health outreach with older adults in senior housing communities. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Washington, DC.

Bullock, K., Hall, J. K., Leach, M. (2012). Mental Health Outreach with Older Adults in Senior Housing Communities. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Washington, DC.

Bullock, K., Hall, J. K., Leach, M. (2011). Diversity: Field education component in preparing students to work effectively with elders. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia.

Bullock, K., Leach, M.T., & Hall, J.K. (October 28, 2011). Diversity: Field education component in preparing students to work effectively with elders. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Leach, M.T., & Hall, J.K(2010) Social Justice Education in Social Work Education. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Portland, Oregon.

Invited Presentations

Hall, J.K., (April 2018) Competition vs Collaboration: Findings of a responsive, community-engaged HRSA funded behavioral health program. Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD.

Hall, J.K., (March 2018) Health effects of trauma, stress, and abuse. NC State Center for Human Health and the Environment, Raleigh, NC.

Casstevens, W. J., & Hall, J. K. (November 2012; December 2012; January 2013;

February, 2013; April, 2013; August, 2013; April, 2014; November, 2014; February, 2015). Multiculturalism, Diversity & Suicide Prevention. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (invited).


Graduate Advising

Graduate Research/Dissertation Committee

Doctoral Dissertation Committee member for:

Erica Ross: Candidate Doctor of education defended October 2017: An Examination of the Individual and Work Environment Factors Impacting Transfer of Training among North Carolina Probation Officers

Carol Warren: Doctor of Education defended October 2014: Crisis Intervention and Management: Are North Carolina Community Colleges Prepared to Prevent a Crisis on Campus?

Supervisor: Graduate and Undergraduate Research

Advisor & Faculty Sponsor for: Rembert,L.. (2016-2017)

Advisor & Faculty Sponsor for: Williams, T. (2015)

Advisor & Faculty Sponsor for: Premo, K. (2014).  Suicide Prevention Focus Groups with Students. Poster session at the NC State 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; served as Faculty Advisor with Dr. J. K. Hall

Education

  • Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education from NC State University
  • M.S.W in Social Work Administration and Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill
  • B.S.W. in Generalist Practice from NC State University