Prof. Brian J. Hall

Office: E21 – Rm 3040
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Assistant Professor and Director,
Global and Community Mental Health Research Group

Associate, Department of Health, Behvaior and Society
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
APA-IUPSys Global Mental Health Fellow
World Health Organization
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Department of psychological Sciences 
Kent State University
Clinical Internship: Charleston Consortium, Medical University of South Carolina,
National Crime Victims Center, and Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital
NIMH Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology
Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Fogarty Global Health Fellowship: UMJT Consortium, University of North Carolina Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Country: China)

Prof. Hall is a licensed clinical psychologist and epidemiologist. His specialty area is Global Health and the sub-field of Global Mental Health. His primary goal is to engage in research to improve the public's health. He accomplishes this utilizing mixed methods research (integrating qualitative and quantitative methodologies). Prof. Hall is particularly interested in understanding the social determinants of population health, the consequences of adversity and traumatic stress, and developing and evaluating scalable intervention programs for marginalized populations. Currently his research program is focused on improving the health of local Macau Chinese people, migrants (Chinese, Southeast Asian), and conducting psychiatric epidemiologic studies across the Pearl River Delta region of China, and Asia. Prof. Hall serves or has served as a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNAIDS, and local government offices and NGOs in China.

Prof. Hall is an Associate Editor for the journal Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Psychological Trauma: Theory Research Practice and Policy, and, the European Journal of Psychotraumatology.


Representative Publications


* Indicates a student/trainee co-author (undergraduate, postgraduate or fellow)



Emerging Scholar Award, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Macau, Macau (SAR), People’s Republic of China


Early Career Award
Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) 


Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


Award for Outstanding Contribution to Trauma Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist
Trauma Psychology, Division 56 of the American Psychological Association


Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology
Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association


Young Investigator Award: Applied Science
International Union of Psychological Science


Early Career Psychologist Award
International Psychology, Division 52 of the American Psychological Association


Summer Study Program for Macau Tertiary Academics
Cambridge University, United Kingdom


Best Oral Presentation
World Psychiatric Association Conference, Hong Kong (SAR), People’s Republic of China


Excellent Paper Submission Prize (for two conference abstracts)
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Meeting, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China


Full tuition scholarship to attend CBT workshop
Depression and Anxiety
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia, PA


Lillian Friedman Award
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


Student Development Award
Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)


Distinguished Student Award
Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association