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Jodi Hall

Assoc Professor

School of Social Work

1911 Bldg 202B

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Bio

Dr. Hall is an Associate Professor of Social Work and a member of the Center for Human Health and the Environment. She was also a Fellow – Institute for Democracy in Augsburg, Germany. 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 $9 million in federal grants for the university to prepare students to address behavioral health. In 2020, Dr. Hall was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty in Extension and Engagement. The same year she received the Alumni Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award.

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. She has two published articles from collaborative mentorship with Dr. Hoyo.

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, child welfare, and staff development at Wake County Human Services. She was a Department Chair at  Wake Technical Community College for 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.

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)

2021-2023 Hall, J.K. (Principal Investigator) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant number T98HP33409 (funded $1,919,598)

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

2020 Halberstadt, A. (PI) Hall, J.K. (Co-PI) et al. Promoting Positive Racial Climate to Reduce Achievement Disparities between Black and White Youth, (funded $12,200).

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)

Research Publications

SCHOLARSHIP

Published Journal Articles, Peer Reviewed

Sharer, C, Norwalk, K., Hall, J.K. (revise & resubmit) Participation and Involvement in the Home-School Partnership for Caregivers of Youth in Out of Home Placement. Children and Youth Services Review. Manuscript Number: CYSR-D-23-00141

Hall, J.K., Averette, P. (2022). “You hope and pray”: A composite counterstory of new mothers’ racism fears, experiences, and plans to address it for their children. Families and Society, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/10443894221142168

Haskett, M. E., Hall, J. K., Finster, H. P., Owens, C., & Buccelli, A. R. (2022). “It brought my family more together”: Mixed-methods study of low-income U.S. mothers during the pandemic. Family Relations, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12684

Ames, N., & Hall, J.K. (2022).  And then there was COVID…  Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 28(1), 75 -82. https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/issue/view/139

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. Traumatology21(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.

Published Book Chapters, Peer-Reviewed

Hall, J.K., Vereen, B. (in press) African Americans and the impact of environmental toxins: A solution-focused approach. Eco-Social Work. NASW Press.

Council on Social Work Education. (2020). J.K. Hall Contributing author. Curricular guide for environmental justice. https://cswe.org/Education-Resources/2015-Curricular-Guides/2015-Environmental-Justice-Guide-Web-Version.aspx

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

Training, Development, and Technology

Hall, J.K. (2021) Training Module – Interviewing clients that have OUD/SUD/AUD. HRSA OWEP Paraprofessionals.

Hall, J.K., Walter, C. (2022) Telehealth in integrated behavioral health: What you need to know. HRSA BHWET Professional and Paraprofessionals. Open access

Presentations

Professional Papers and Forums, Refereed

Stansbury, K., Hall, J.K., Ames, N. & Averett, P. (2022). Insider-outsider and the space between: Researcher identity politics and equity practices. [Panel]. Council of Social Work Education. Anaheim, CA.

Hall, J.K, Ames, N. & Averett, P.  & Stansbury, K(2022, February 8). Mixing the methods for equity. [Roundtable]. NC State Equity Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Stansbury, K., Hall, J., Ames, N., & Averett, P. (2022, February 8). Insider-outsider and the space between: Panel on researcher identity politics and practices [Panel]. NC State Equity Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

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., Averett, P. (November 2021), New Mothers Share Racism Fears, Experiences, and Plans for their Children. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Casstevens, W. J., & Hall, J.K. (October 2019), Engaging Students in Suicide Prevention Efforts on Campus: Lessons Learned. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO.

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.

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.

Extension and Community Engagement

EXTENSION AND ENGAGEMENT OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

National Committees

2019-2021 CSWE National Task Force on Environmental Justice

2017 – present UGPN Young Children and Families Research Group

Grant Proposal Reviewer

2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Reviewer (HRSA)

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

2019 Social Work in Health Care

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

2023 Symposium Chair, Innovations in Behavioral Health

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

2023 Park Scholarship Selection Committee

2022-23 Faculty Senate – Committee: Diversity, Enhancement. Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

2020-present Academy of Outstanding Faculty in Extension and Engagement Executive Committee

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 Committee

2023 Search Committee – Psychology Professor

2022 Search Committee – Psychology Assistant Professor

2021-22 Five-Year Review Committee Dr. Birkland

2019 Search Committee – Director Institute for Nonprofits

2018 Search Committee – Director of Center for Family and Community Engagement

2018 Search Committee – Psychology Assistant Professor2018 Search Committee – Prevention Services Coordinator (Counseling Center)

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

2020 – present: CFACE Faculty Scholar

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

2022 – present Child Mental Health Community Task Force

2022 – present Green Blue Project – Research and Engagement

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

2022 Fellow – Institute for Democracy Augsburg, Germany

2021 CHASS Faculty Scholar

2020 Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Engagement Award

2020 CHASS Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award

2020 Induction into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty in Extension and Engagement

October 2009 Dr. Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner Memorial Collaboration Award

Graduate Advising

Graduate Research/Dissertation Committee

Doctoral Dissertation Committee member for:

Erica Hobbs, Psychology Ph.D. candidate Defended April 26, 2023

Dissertation Committee

  1. Heather Finster: Psychology Ph.D. candidate

Research focus: The Effect of Multiple Removal from Home on the Link between Placement Disruptions.

2. Christy Sharer: Psychology Ph.D. candidate

Research focus – Support for NC Foster Parents

3. Tabitha Padgett, Psychology Ph.D. candidate

Research focus: Black adolescents in foster care are negatively affected by placement instability.

4. Erica Hobbs, Psychology Ph.D. candidate Defended April 26, 2023

Research focus: Moderation by income and relationships: Exploring the links between the racial-ethnic identities of preschoolers and teacher-perceived behavior problems.

5. Erica Ross: Doctor of Education defended October 2017.

Research focus – An Examination of the Individual and Work Environment Factors Impacting Transfer of Training among North Carolina Probation Officers

6. Carol Warren: Doctor of Education defended October 2014.

Research focus – Crisis Intervention and Management: Are North Carolina Community Colleges Prepared to Prevent a Crisis on Campus?

Education

Ed.D. Adult and Higher Education NC State University

MSW Social Work Administration and Policy UNC-Chapel Hill

BSW Generalist Practice NC State University

Area(s) of Expertise

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.

Grants

Date: 09/01/21 - 6/30/23
Amount: $958,272.00
Funding Agencies: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

North Carolina State University (NC State) School of Social Work is applying for continuation funding and requesting $1,919,598. NC State University’s experienced grant staff have successfully recruited and trained 197 BHWET trainees, including 30 that will graduate this year. Grant staff will establish inter-professional relationships with community agencies, provide evidence-based trauma-informed training to agency staff, faculty and trainees, recruit and train a diverse workforce, and utilize an evidence-based method of program evaluation. Our MSW BHWET graduates enter the social work field well prepared to address behavioral health needs with cultural humility, practice experience, and knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities. Since 2014, as a HRSA funded site, NC State has risen as a leader in behavioral health engagement and training both statewide and locally. Funds for this proposal will provide high-quality inter-professional training to agency staff, faculty, and MSW students to increase knowledge and access to high quality behavioral services in the state. Our grant staff will administer a training program that focuses on health center collaboration, community engagement, and violence prevention to address the behavioral health needs of the target population, children, adolescents, and transition age youth in NC. Over four years, we will enhance and establish interdisciplinary relationships with community-based partners, recruit 60 new training sites, provide training and support to 116 MSW students, agency staff, and faculty. NC is a state with rural and urban population center where 94 out of 100 counties are flagged for mental health care shortages.

Date: 09/01/19 - 8/31/22
Amount: $1,343,963.00
Funding Agencies: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

North Carolina (NC) a state with rural and urban areas has been severely harmed by the opioid epidemic. Four areas of the state are in the top 25 of overdose deaths in the country (CDC, 2018). We are partnering with 3 sites in these hard hit counties.The purpose of this proposal is to request $1,337,219 over three years to increase the number of clinical social workers equipped to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high need/high demand areas. Master of social work (MSW) students will train in community-based experiential sites, alongside paraprofessionals, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists and others, in the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and substance use disorders (SUD). The proposed OWEP staff will work collaboratively with community-based training sites to place students in high-quality integrated or interprofessional team-based care settings. Measurable objectives include: 1) Recruit 84 students over three years to train in integrated interdisciplinary OUD/SUD sites with at least two other disciplines. 2) Increase the number of OUD/SUD field placements in high demand areas. 3) Develop, increase, and enhance behavioral health training that focuses on field supervisors, faculty, community-based agency staff, family support members, and faculty from collaborating programs by engaging experts in the addiction field. 4) Collect post-graduate employment data, including the National Provider Identifier (NPI), for at least 3 years after program completion. The PI/Program Director has 5 years of experience successfully administering similar HRSA-funded projects and will provide overall grant management, including staff, budgets, reports, and compliance. The Program Coordinator will manage training activities, program tasks, and community relationships and recruit community-based training sites. The Program Evaluator, who also has 5 years of experience on related HRSA grants, will monitor the evaluation plan, collect and analyze data, and disseminate results. The Program Recruiter will recruit applicants from underserved communities to fill the pipeline of students committed to an OUD/SUD career in high-need areas and will also recruit non-traditional partners. OWEP staff will work with key stakeholders, including the NC Harm Reduction Coalition, UNC Center for Health Equity and the Center for Families and Community Engagement to build OUD/SUD prevention, education, and treatment capacity around the state. NC State has submitted for Funding Priority for demonstrated ability to place social work professionals in integrated care settings and Funding Preference for our high rate of placing graduates in medically underserved practice settings. In addition NC State is partnering with site that have HPSA score 16+ and OD rate above 21.7.

Date: 09/01/19 - 8/31/22
Amount: $898,762.00
Funding Agencies: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

North Carolina (NC) urgently requires more paraprofessionals to respond to the prevention, treatment, and recovery needs of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth and families affected by Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUD). The opioid epidemic has significantly harmed NC’s rural and urban areas. Four areas of the state are in the top 25 in the United States for overdose deaths (CDC, 2018). This Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) proposal requests $899,791.00 over three years, to increase the number of peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals (referred to as OWEP trainees throughout this proposal) prepared to provide OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high-need and high-demand areas. These additional paraprofessionals will expand capacity, will improve access to quality treatment, and will foster an integrated and/or inter-professional approach to the OUD/SUD crisis. NC State University (NC State) OWEP staff will collaborate with community-based training sites to accomplish this goal. We will place trainees in high-quality integrated or inter-professional team-based agencies that serve children, youth, and families experiencing OUD/SUD. Our specific, measurable objectives include: (1) Recruit additional OUD/SUD community-based training sites in high-need and high-demand areas; (2) Recruit OWEP trainees to enroll in established certification-linked courses; (3) Place OWEP trainees in integrated interdisciplinary OUD/SUD training sites that incorporate at least two disciplines; and (4) Assist OWEP trainees with job placement in high-need and high-demand areas, and collect post-training data for program evaluation and lessons learned. The PI/Program Director has five years’ experience administering similar HRSA projects and will be responsible for overall grant management including budgets, reports, and compliance. The Program Coordinator will manage student training activities and program tasks, develop and maintain community relationships, and work with community-based training sites. The Program Evaluator also has five years’ experience on related HRSA grants. She will monitor the evaluation plan and will collect, analyze, and disseminate data. The Outreach Coordinator will recruit applicants from underserved communities to increase the number of trainees committed to treating OUD/SUD in high-need, high demand areas. Key stakeholders include the NC Harm Reduction Coalition, NC Department of Health and Human Services, and the Governor’s Institute. They will guide and support capacity building in overdose prevention and OUD/SUD education and treatment throughout the state. NC State is requesting consideration for Funding Priority and Funding Preference for demonstrated ability to place trainees in integrated care settings and with medically underserved populations.

Date: 09/30/17 - 8/31/21
Amount: $1,911,952.00
Funding Agencies: US Dept. of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

The Department of Social Work at North Carolina State University submits this proposal to fund a BHWET Professional Workforce Development Program. We are requesting Funding Priority as indicated in Attachment #12 because of our demonstrated ability to place social work interns in integrated care settings and our experience successfully administering a previous HRSA Behavioral Health Program from 2014-2017. This current funding opportunity allows us to impact workforce development by developing and expanding training site and training opportunities in behavioral health care across the lifespan to meet the growing behavioral health needs of people including those in rural and medically underserved areas. We will accomplish this using an interdisciplinary and inter-professional approach to include psychology, pharmacology, gerontology, obstetrics, public health, addiction specialist and others. Funding from this grant will prepare 130 advanced year MSW students to become licensed clinical social workers with the skills and knowledge to improve the conditions of medically underserved populations in the state. We will we provide workshops and clinical training to students, faculty across disciplines, agency staff, community members, and consumers and family members of those diagnosed with or at-risk for developing a behavioral health disorder. We will provide treatment modality training that brings consumers and families to the table as decisions-makers to address behavioral health needs and disparities. Graduates of our HRSA behavioral health program will be well-prepared clinicians that have the skills and cultural humility to address the behavioral health needs of a large diverse state that is experiencing significant health disparities, growing substance use disorders, untreated behavioral health disorders, poverty, homelessness, and unemployment. We are located in a state with shrinking mental health budgets, significant unmet behavioral health needs, and a behavioral health workforce shortage. North Carolina has a large rural population and large urban tracts of medically underserved. We are particularly suited to successfully carry out the objectives of this funding opportunity, as it is consistent our mission to prepare students for practice that is responsive to the social, economic, cultural, demographic and political contexts that shape our state, within a framework that emphasizes professional ethics, social justice, diversity, dignity, strengths and community engagement.

Date: 09/30/14 - 9/29/17
Amount: $1,041,483.00
Funding Agencies: US Dept. of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

North Carolina is a state with significant unmet behavioral health needs among its population, including the transition age (16- 25) group. Among this age group, a significant number of consumers rely on primary care providers for behavioral health prevention and are poor and culturally diverse populations that live in rural areas. The shortage of behavioral health providers influences the high utilization of primary care providers for such services. Furthermore, intervention. Moreover, published reports show that less than half of the people that need these services receive them. Of particular concern the lack of qualified clinicians puts a strain on the healthcare system and results in ineffective and insufficient care for all groups. The proposed educational intervention seeks HRSA funding to develop and expand the number of clinically trained and licensed professionals to meet the growing behavioral health needs of the underserved at-risk population between the ages of 16-25 in North Carolina. The proposed Behavioral Health Scholars Education and Training (BHSET) Initiative seeks to recruit and enroll Master’s level social work students in training practicums that provide stipends, interdisciplinary education and training curricular in integrated primary care and behavioral health agencies to improve overall population health. Because of the increase in the number of consumers seeking behavioral health intervention in primary care systems, a well-prepared labor force of social workers that are uniquely qualified, with knowledge and skills, can improve the integration of primary care and public health providers. The goal of the proposed partnership is to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce providing services to children, and transitional age consumers of services who are at risk or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder. The objectives are as follows. 1. Expand the number of master's level social work students in integrated behavioral health and primary care practicum agencies 2. Improve existing models of care for the target population by integrating best practices 3. To develop and sustain a Consortium of Integrated Public Health and Primary Care (PHPC) agencies with a commitment to serve at-risk populations

Date: 05/24/16 - 5/01/17
Amount: $9,975.00
Funding Agencies: Council on Social Work Education

This project is intended to seed innovation and to develop new models for an integrated approach to heighten the policy skill set of all undergraduate and graduate level social work students. Social workers can greatly improve the effectiveness of policy and service efforts designed to ameliorate persistent poverty and growing inequality when they are better prepared to understand and act on the policy implications of their work on a daily basis. This project will provide opportunities for social work student to engage policy advocacy alongside lawmakers and community leaders. This project will culminate into a public policy and advocacy symposium for students, faculty, agencies and consumers of services.

Date: 08/01/12 - 7/31/15
Amount: $253,200.00
Funding Agencies: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

North Carolina State University's Suicide Prevention Program will focus on the needs of the following special populations: students in sororities and fraternities, military family members and veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth at NC State. NC State undergraduates also comprise an age group that is at high-risk of suicide. Provision of a comprehensive array of suicide education and prevention programs will address suicidal behavior, risk and protective factors of students from at-risk groups. Educational material emphasizes how to reach out to students in distress and where to refer them either on campus or in the local community. Programs shall include: Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training; the Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence Kit; and At-Risk for University Students. The first two programs target gatekeepers, including student leaders, student members of at-risk groups, and faculty and staff that work directly with students. QPR training will be offered to approximately 300 students per semester each academic year. The SPMC Kit presentation targets the over 2,000 full-time faculty members of the 64 departments in the university over the first 2 years of funding, and then all incoming faculty and staff working with students. The third program targets those almost 5,000 students incoming to NC State annually for the last 2 years of funding (and thereafter), although the avatar-based online program will be available to all students. NC State will partner with a variety of community and campus collaborators in support of this program, including the DHHS- Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (DHHS-IVPB), which was the 2008 State/Tribal Garrett Lee Smith grant recipient. The well-established University Counseling Center, Risk Management Case Manager, and Department of Social Work play central roles in support of this endeavor. The overall goal of the proposed project is a university culture and climate that encourages outreach and help-seeking behaviors and discourages prejudice and stigma, in order to achieve a long-term reduction in completed suicides and suicide attempts.

Date: 07/01/07 - 6/30/08
Amount: $190,323.00
Funding Agencies: NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

The Child Welfare Education Collaborative Program at NC State University will maintain and/or enhance the programs and initiatives from earlier years of the program. We will provide the Child Welfare Scholars Program and the Educational Program (Waiver Program) at the university. The NC Child Welfare Education Collaborative at North Carolina State University is one of three BSW programs in the State of North Carolina to offer educational processes to educate students for practice with families and children. Selected social work students who participate receive specialized educational opportunities emphasizing best practice in public child welfare, receive financial support through the Collaborative while they earn their degrees, and commit to work in a North Carolina County Department of Social Services in child welfare for a designated number of years following graduation. At NC State University, the Project Coordinator and child welfare faculty develop and refine the NC Child Welfare Education Collaborative program. The program includes the Child Welfare course, where the majority of the competencies of the 72-hour pre-service training are taught and a seminar where a series of curriculum modules developed around best practice topics identified by field instructors, faculty, and alumni and/or the pre-service training competencies are discussed. Ongoing formative evaluation of the effectiveness of the modules leads to changes that strengthen and enhance the Scholars program. NC State University provides field internships with supervisors at a variety of county departments of social services, provides consultation on pre-service training competencies, and monitors field preparation of students who have completed the university-based pre-service training. During the internships, scholars complete Transfer of Learning Activities. Our interns are placed in child welfare settings for a semester-long, 480-hour field experience. At the conclusion of the internship, the interns are given a knowledge assessment to help them with professional development as they enter the work force.


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