• I am a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and I teach health policy to graduate students. In August 2018 I became program director for our graduate programs in health care quality and safety. I also serve as a Co-Director for UAB's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education

    My research focuses on health care access and utilization among vulnerable populations, including individuals living with a disability. A recent emphasis of my work is in improving the transition of care from hospital to home and reducing care fragmentation. I am also engaged in several projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    I have a long-standing interest in Medicaid. For over 10 years I have evaluated changes and reforms to Florida’s Medicaid program. I received my PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health and I have an MHA and MBA from the University of Florida.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 COVID-19 Vaccine Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Alabama: The Case for Primary Health Care ProvidersJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  28:631-638. 2022
    2022 Multiple Electronic Health Record-Based Measures of Social Determinants of Health to Predict Return to the Emergency Department Following Discharge.Population Health Management2022
    2022 Competency analysis and educational strategies to meet the demand for a learning health system workforceLearning Health Systems.  6. 2022
    2022 Moving Beyond Describing Disparities: The Urgent Need to Understand Multilevel Determinants and Evaluate Programs Promoting Health EquityJournal for Healthcare Quality.  44:253-254. 2022
    2022 Achieving Consensus Among Stakeholders Using the Nominal Group Technique: A Perinatal Quality Collaborative Approach.Quality Management in Health Care: an information service2022
    2022 Exploring a Need for a Cardiometabolic Disease Staging System as a Computerized Clinical Decision Support Tool: Qualitative StudyJmir Formative Research.  6. 2022
    2022 Critical Success Factors for Addressing Discharge Inefficiency at a Large Academic Medical Center: A Lean Six Sigma ApproachJournal of Nursing Care Quality.  37:135-141. 2022
    2022 Modeling Patient Risk for Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries during COVID-19: A Retrospective StudyJournal of Nursing Care Quality.  37:162-167. 2022
    2022 Mapping 2 Decades of Research in Health Services Research, Health Policy, and Health Economics JournalsMedical Care.  60:264-272. 2022
    2022 Organizational context and the learning and change readiness climate for implementing an evidence-based shared decision-making aid in US rheumatology clinicsJournal of Health, Organization and Management.  36:121-140. 2022
    2022 Exploring COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Stakeholders in African American and Latinx Communities in the Deep South Through the Lens of the Health Belief ModelAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  36:288-295. 2022
    2022 Physician, Nurse, and Advanced Practice Provider Perspectives on the Rapid Transition to Inpatient and Outpatient Telemedicine. 2022
    2022 Telemedicine including Video-Based Visits in Rheumatology in COVID-19 Pandemic: Not Yet IdealJournal of Clinical Rheumatology: practical reports on rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.  28:E292-E293. 2022
    2022 Using Accountable Care Teams to Improve Timely Discharge: A Pilot StudyQuality Management in Health Care: an information service.  31:22-27. 2022
    2021 Accrediting Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality and SafetyAmerican Journal of Medical Quality.  36:441-448. 2021
    2021 Disability-inclusive diabetes self-management telehealth program: Protocol for a pilot and feasibility studyJMIR Research Protocols.  10. 2021
    2021 Telehealth behavioral intervention for diabetes management in adults with physical disabilities: Intervention fidelity protocol for a randomized controlled trialJMIR Research Protocols.  10. 2021
    2021 Perspectives on life following a traumatic spinal cord injuryDisability and Health Journal.  14. 2021
    2021 Disability-Inclusive Diabetes Self-management Telehealth Program: Protocol for a Pilot and Feasibility Study (Preprint) 2021
    2021 Telehealth Behavioral Intervention for Diabetes Management in Adults With Physical Disabilities: Intervention Fidelity Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint) 2021
    2021 Inpatient Telehealth and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outcomes: Experiences in Alabama 2021
    2021 Intention to use behavioral health data from a health information exchange: Mixed methods studyJMIR Mental Health.  8. 2021
    2021 Learning During Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury IncidenceJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:137-144. 2021
    2021 Implementing the DEcision-Aid for Lupus (IDEAL): study protocol of a multi-site implementation trial with observational, case study design : Implementing the DEcision-Aid for Lupus. 2021
    2021 Impact of an emergency department-to-home transitional care intervention on health service use in medicare beneficiaries: A mixed methods studyMedical Care.  59:29-37. 2021
    2020 Toward understanding the value of missing social determinants of health data in care transition planningApplied Clinical Informatics.  11:556-563. 2020
    2020 Enhancing Transitions From Rehabilitation Patient to Wellness Participant for People With Disabilities: An Opportunity for Hospital Community BenefitFrontiers in Public Health.  8. 2020
    2019 Driving health behavior: The roles of personal health information use and attitudes towards health in women’s cancer screeningsJournal of Hospital Administration2019
    2019 The Future State of Patient Engagement? Personal Health Information Use, Attitudes Towards Health, and Health BehaviorHealth Services Management Research2019
    2019 The adoption and spread of hospital care coordination activities under value-based programsAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  25:397-404. 2019
    2018 Health System Affiliation and 30-Day Readmission After Heart Attack in Black MenAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  55:S22-S30. 2018
    2018 A Framework Illustrating Care-Seeking among Older Adults in a Hospital Emergency DepartmentGerontologist.  58:942-952. 2018
    2018 Association between race/ethnicity and disability status and receipt of vaccines among older adults in FloridaDisability and Health Journal.  11:339-344. 2018
    2018 Key attributes of patient centered medical homes associated with patient activation of diabetes patientsBMC Family Practice.  19:4. 2018
    2017 Health-related quality of life among older patients following an emergency department visit and emergency department-to-home coaching intervention: A randomized controlled trialInternational Journal of Care Coordination.  20:162-170. 2017
    2017 Impacts of initial transformation to a patient-centered medical home on diabetes outcomes in federally qualified health centers in FloridaJournal of Primary Care and Community Health.  8:192-197. 2017
    2017 Socioeconomic Status and Differential Lifetime Costs of Overweight and Obesity: An Application of MicrosimulationsObesity.  25:1470. 2017
    2017 Feasibility of an ED-to-Home Intervention to Engage Patients: A Mixed-Methods InvestigationWestern Journal of Emergency Medicine : Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health.  18:743-751. 2017
    2017 Engaging patients as partners in research: Factors associated with awareness, interest, and engagement as research partners.SAGE Open Medicine.  5:2050312116686709. 2017
    2017 The impact of provider service networks in Florida Medicaid Managed Care on Enrollees' Satisfaction 2017
    2016 Do physician-based or hospital-based provider service networks better control medicaid expenditures?Journal of health care finance.  42. 2016
    2016 Disability and physical and communication-related barriers to health care related services among Florida residents: A brief reportDisability and Health Journal.  9:552-556. 2016
    2016 Primary care experiences of emergency department patients with limited health literacyJournal of Ambulatory Care Management.  39:32-41. 2016
    2015 A public health nursing model assists women receiving temporary assistance for needy families benefits to identify a usual source of primary careCare management journals : Journal of case management ; The journal of long term home health care.  16:203-207. 2015
    2015 Perspectives of Linkage to Care Among People Diagnosed With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  26:110-126. 2015
    2015 The Comparative Impact of Different Patient-Centered Medical Home domains on Satisfaction among Individuals Living with Type II Diabetes 2015
    2015 Visitability surveillance, prevalence, and correlates in FloridaDisability and Health Journal.  8:140-145. 2015
    2014 Association between living alone and physical inactivity among people with and without disability, Florida behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2009Preventing Chronic Diseases: Public health research, practice, and policy.  11. 2014
    2014 Determinants of hospital fall rate trajectory groups: A longitudinal assessment of nurse staffing and organizational characteristicsHealth Care Management Review.  39:352-360. 2014
    2014 Differences in patient ratings of medical home domains among adults with diabetes: Comparisons across primary care sitesJournal of Primary Care and Community Health.  5:247-252. 2014
    2014 Do provider service networks result in lower expenditures compared with HMOs or primary care case management in Florida's Medicaid program?Health Services Research.  49:858-877. 2014
    2014 Reported experiences with medicaid managed care models among parents of childrenMaternal and Child Health Journal.  18:544-553. 2014
    2014 What's inside a medical home? providers and staff give insightJournal of Ambulatory Care Management.  37:106-119. 2014
    2013 Potentially preventable use of emergency services: The role of low health literacyMedical Care.  51:654-658. 2013
    2013 Tobacco use in Florida: Comparisons between adults living with and without disabilitiesDisability and Health Journal.  6:213-219. 2013
    2013 Incentives for healthy behaviors: Experience from florida medicaid's enhanced benefit rewards programJournal of Primary Care and Community Health.  4:112-118. 2013
    2013 The association between chronic disease and physical disability among female Medicaid beneficiaries 18-64 years of ageDisability and Health Journal.  6:141-148. 2013
    2013 Medicaid consumers' views on health and control of healthJournal of behavioral health.  2:206. 2013
    2012 Maintaining Employment Among Caregivers of Individuals on a Medicaid Waitlist for ServicesJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  23:121-128. 2012
    2012 The relationship between perceived discrimination and patient experiences with health careMedical Care.  50. 2012
    2012 Obesity and postpartum depression: Does prenatal care utilization make a difference?Maternal and Child Health Journal.  16:656-667. 2012
    2012 Can hospital cultural competency reduce disparities in patient experiences with care?Medical Care.  50 Suppl. 2012
    2011 Public health nursing case management for women receiving temporary assistance for needy families: A randomized controlled trial using community-based participatory researchAmerican Journal of Public Health.  101:1759-1768. 2011
    2011 Barriers to evaluation and wait listing for kidney transplantationClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  6:1760-1767. 2011
    2011 Changes in per member per month expenditures after implementation of florida's medicaid reform demonstrationHealth Services Research.  46:787-804. 2011
    2011 Successful implementation in the public sector: Lessons learned from Florida's medicaid reform programJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  17:154-163. 2011
    2011 Impact of Medicaid/ SCHIP Disenrollment on Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Among Children: A Longitudinal AnalysisMedical Care Research and Review.  68:56-74. 2011
    2010 Outsourcing administrative functions: Service organization demonstrations and Florida medicaid PCCM program costsJournal of health care finance.  37:1-12. 2010
    2010 Patient assessments of care and utilization in medicaid managed care: PCCMs vs. PSOsJournal of health care finance.  36:13-23. 2010
    2009 Screening Mammography. A Cross-Sectional Study to Compare Characteristics of Women Aged 40 and Older From the Deep South Who Are Current, Overdue, and Never ScreenersWomen's Health Issues.  19:434-445. 2009
    2008 Estimating a weighted average of stratum-specific parametersStatistics in Medicine.  27:4972-4991. 2008
    2008 Breast cancer fatalism: The role of women's perceptions of the health care systemJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  19:1321-1335. 2008
    2008 Florida's medicaid reform: Informed consumer choice?Health Affairs.  27. 2008
    2008 Predictors of injury among younger and older adults in fatal motor vehicle crashesAccident Analysis and Prevention.  40:1804-1810. 2008
    2008 The financial burden of overweight and obesity among elderly Americans: The dynamics of weight, longevity, and health care costHealth Services Research.  43:849-868. 2008
    2008 Expanding the definition of access: It isn't just about health insuranceJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  19:625-638. 2008
    2008 Evaluating Florida's medicaid provider services network demonstrationHealth Services Research.  43:384-400. 2008
    2008 Lapses in medicaid coverage: Impact on cost and utilization among individuals with diabetes enrolled in medicaidMedical Care.  46:1219-1225. 2008
    2007 Continuity of Care to Prevent Emergency Room Use Among Persons With Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesJournal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.  4:219-228. 2007
    2007 Patterns in primary health care utilization among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in FloridaIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities: journal of policy, practice, and perspectives.  45:310-322. 2007
    2007 Changes in health care use and costs after a break in Medicaid coverage among persons with depressionPsychiatric Services.  58:49-54. 2007
    2006 Variations in health insurance coverage for rural and urban nonelderly adult residents of Florida, Indiana, and KansasJournal of Rural Health.  22:147-150. 2006
    2004 What matters to low-income patients in ambulatory care facilities?Medical Care Research and Review.  61:352-375. 2004
    2002 Relationship between patients' perceptions of disadvantage and discrimination and listing for kidney transplantationAmerican Journal of Public Health.  92:811-817. 2002
    2000 Improving cervical cancer screening in hospital settingsPreventive Medicine.  31:538-546. 2000
    1999 Organizational characteristics of solid-organ donor hospitals and nondonor hospitalsProgress in Transplantation: the journal for procurement and clinical transplant professionals.  9:87-96. 1999
    1998 Medicaid's impact on access to and utilization of health care services among racial and ethnic minority childrenJournal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.  75:677-692. 1998


    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Enhancing Transitions from Rehabilitation Patient to Wellness Participant for People with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Hospital Community Benefit 2020
    2019 Coordinating Care for Special Populations: Facilitating Care Coordination and Care Transition for People with Mobility Limitations 2019
    2012 Medicaid program flexibility.  368-388. 2012
    2010 Health Disparities, Chapter 16 2010
    2000 2000 Technical Appendix, 2000
    2000 A Look to the Future 2000

    Research Overview

  • I am generally interested in access to care among some of the most vulnerable populations including people on Medicaid, those with chronic health conditions, and individuals living with disabilities.
  • Teaching Overview

  • My teaching focuses mostly in the area of health policy including international health system comparisons. I teach in our Masters and Doctoral programs.
  • Teaching Activities

  • AH710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2016)
  • AH710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2017)
  • AH710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2018)
  • AH710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2019)
  • AH710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2020)
  • AH710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2021)
  • AH710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2022)
  • AH788 - Independent Studies (Spring Term 2018)
  • AH788 - Independent Studies (Spring Term 2019)
  • AH788 - Independent Studies (Spring Term 2020)
  • AH788 - Independent Studies (Spring Term 2021)
  • AH788 - Independent Studies (Spring Term 2022)
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2021)
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2019)
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2020)
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2021)
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2022)
  • AHD710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2016)
  • AHD710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2018)
  • AHD710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2020)
  • AHD710 - Comparative Health Systems (Spring Term 2022)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2014)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2015)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2016)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2017)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2018)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2019)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2020)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Fall Term 2021)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Spring Term 2016)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Spring Term 2017)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Spring Term 2018)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Spring Term 2019)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Spring Term 2020)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Spring Term 2021)
  • HA605 - U.S. Health Policy/Politics (Spring Term 2022)
  • HAI650 - Shaping Policy in Intl HC Sys (Fall Term 2016)
  • HCM480 - Health Care Policy and Reform (Fall Term 2017)
  • HCM480 - Health Care Policy and Reform (Fall Term 2017)
  • HQS635 - HC Policy and Regulation (Fall Term 2020)
  • HQS635 - HC Policy and Regulation (Fall Term 2021)
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2019)
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2020)
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2020)
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2021)
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2022)
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Summer Term 2017)
  • HRP410 - Honors Research Project (Fall Term 2017)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy Analysis, Johns Hopkins University 1998
  • Full Name

  • Allyson Hall