Stephanie Hall, MPH

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) PhD Student


Stephanie Hall is a PhD student in the Health Infrastructure and Learning Systems (HILS) program.  Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, Biology, and Zoology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Public Health from the University of British Columbia.  Prior to becoming a HILS student, Stephanie worked in program evaluation and project management for almost a decade.  Her experiences in health behavior research fostered a deep interest in the intersection between health, culture, policy, and technology.  Stephanie’s research interests include navigating social determinants of health in healthcare settings and devising strategies to mitigate perinatal health disparities related to both access to care and health outcomes.

What attracted you to the HILS Program?

I wanted to study in a department that teaches both how to generate research and how to integrate new evidence into future practice.  At HILS, I can pursue my interests while also learning dissemination and implementation.  This emphasis on pragmatic application will allow my work to have a real-world impact and improve lives.  The Department of Learning Health Sciences has developed an innovative, interdisciplinary approach which places this department at the forefront of health systems research

Areas of Interest

Social determinants of health and health disparities in health care settings; Perinatal health; Access to care; Evidence-based de-implementation

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Duffy, SA, Ignacio RV, Kim HM, Geraci MC, Essenmacher CA, Hall SV, Chow, A, Pfeiffer, PN, Sherman, SE, Bohnert, KM, Zivin, K, Barnett PG. Effectiveness of Tobacco Cessation Pharmacotherapy in the Veterans Health Administration. Tobacco Control.  DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054473 
  • Duffy S, Hall SV, Tan A, Waltje AH, Cooper S, Heckman C. The Sun Solutions Intervention for Operating Engineers: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-1023
  • Ignacio RV, Barnett PG, Kim HM, Geraci MC, Essenmacher CA, Hall SV, et al. Trends and Patient Characteristics Associated with Tobacco Pharmacotherapy Dispensed in the Veterans Health Administration. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2017. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx229
  • Duffy SA, Ronis DL, Ewing LA, Waltje AH, Hall SV, Thomas PL, et al. Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics intervention versus usual care in Trinity Health community hospitals. Implement Sci. 2016;11(1):147.  DOI: 10.1186/s13012-016-0511-6
  • Duffy SA, Ronis DL, Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Ewing LA, Hall SV, Yang JJ, et al. Effectiveness of the Tobacco Tactics Program in the Trinity Health System. Am J Prev Med. 2016;51(4):551-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.012
  • Teodorescu M, Polomis DA, Hall SV, Teodorescu MC, Gangnon RE, Peterson AG, et al. Association of obstructive sleep apnea risk with asthma control in adults. Chest. 2010;138(3):543-50. DOI: 10.1378/chest.09-3066

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