Dr. Martin Hall

Associate Professor

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Dr. Hall completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009, after which he was a National Institute on Drug Abuse Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Hall also completed a clinical Post-Masters Interprofessional Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery at the Durham (NC) Veterans' Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Hall’s research is concentrated in two areas. First, he serves as the evaluator for the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START) program in Kentucky. The START program evaluation is funded through two Administration for Children & Families grants (Regional Partnership Grant II; Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver) awarded to the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. Dr. Hall also conducts research on the epidemiology of nonmedical prescription drug use, particularly in understudied populations (e.g., rural Appalachians; institutionalized youth; women on probation and parole). Previous studies have focused on establishing and understanding subtypes of nonmedical prescription drug users, as well as the relationship between health status and nonmedical prescription drug use.

At the University of Louisville, Dr. Hall serves as a Faculty Senator and on the steering committee of the University’s Building Resiliency in Campus Community (BRICC) Coalition, an effort to reduce high-risk drinking and substance use in the campus community. He teaches courses on advanced social work practice and substance use in the M.S.S.W. program.