• 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. 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. In addition, 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
    2020 Enhancing Transitions From Rehabilitation Patient to Wellness Participant for People With Disabilities: An Opportunity for Hospital Community Benefit 2020
    2019 Driving health behavior: The roles of personal health information use and attitudes towards health in women’s cancer screenings 2019
    2019 The Future State of Patient Engagement? Personal Health Information Use, Attitudes Towards Health, and Health Behavior 2019
    2019 The adoption and spread of hospital care coordination activities under value-based programs 2019
    2018 Health System Affiliation and 30-Day Readmission After Heart Attack in Black Men 2018
    2018 A Framework Illustrating Care-Seeking among Older Adults in a Hospital Emergency Department 2018
    2018 Association between race/ethnicity and disability status and receipt of vaccines among older adults in Florida 2018
    2018 Key attributes of patient centered medical homes associated with patient activation of diabetes patients 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 trial 2017
    2017 Impacts of initial transformation to a patient-centered medical home on diabetes outcomes in federally qualified health centers in Florida 2017
    2017 Socioeconomic Status and Differential Lifetime Costs of Overweight and Obesity: An Application of Microsimulations 2017
    2017 Feasibility of an ED-to-Home Intervention to Engage Patients: A Mixed-Methods Investigation 2017
    2017 Engaging patients as partners in research: Factors associated with awareness, interest, and engagement as research partners. 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? 2016
    2016 Disability and physical and communication-related barriers to health care related services among Florida residents: A brief report 2016
    2016 Primary care experiences of emergency department patients with limited health literacy 2016
    2015 A public health nursing model assists women receiving temporary assistance for needy families benefits to identify a usual source of primary care 2015
    2015 Perspectives of Linkage to Care Among People Diagnosed With HIV 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 Florida 2015
    2014 Association between living alone and physical inactivity among people with and without disability, Florida behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2009 2014
    2014 Determinants of hospital fall rate trajectory groups: A longitudinal assessment of nurse staffing and organizational characteristics 2014
    2014 Differences in patient ratings of medical home domains among adults with diabetes: Comparisons across primary care sites 2014
    2014 Do provider service networks result in lower expenditures compared with HMOs or primary care case management in Florida's Medicaid program? 2014
    2014 Reported experiences with medicaid managed care models among parents of children 2014
    2014 What's inside a medical home? providers and staff give insight 2014
    2013 Potentially preventable use of emergency services: The role of low health literacy 2013
    2013 Tobacco use in Florida: Comparisons between adults living with and without disabilities 2013
    2013 The association between chronic disease and physical disability among female Medicaid beneficiaries 18-64 years of age 2013
    2013 Incentives for healthy behaviors: Experience from florida medicaid's enhanced benefit rewards program 2013
    2013 Medicaid consumers' views on health and control of health 2013
    2012 The relationship between perceived discrimination and patient experiences with health care 2012
    2012 Maintaining Employment Among Caregivers of Individuals on a Medicaid Waitlist for Services 2012
    2012 Obesity and postpartum depression: Does prenatal care utilization make a difference? 2012
    2012 Can hospital cultural competency reduce disparities in patient experiences with care? 2012
    2011 Public health nursing case management for women receiving temporary assistance for needy families: A randomized controlled trial using community-based participatory research 2011
    2011 Barriers to evaluation and wait listing for kidney transplantation 2011
    2011 Changes in per member per month expenditures after implementation of florida's medicaid reform demonstration 2011
    2011 Successful implementation in the public sector: Lessons learned from Florida's medicaid reform program 2011
    2011 Impact of Medicaid/ SCHIP Disenrollment on Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Among Children: A Longitudinal Analysis 2011
    2010 Outsourcing administrative functions: Service organization demonstrations and Florida medicaid PCCM program costs 2010
    2010 Patient assessments of care and utilization in medicaid managed care: PCCMs vs. PSOs 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 Screeners 2009
    2008 Estimating a weighted average of stratum-specific parameters 2008
    2008 Breast cancer fatalism: The role of women's perceptions of the health care system 2008
    2008 Florida's medicaid reform: Informed consumer choice? 2008
    2008 Predictors of injury among younger and older adults in fatal motor vehicle crashes 2008
    2008 The financial burden of overweight and obesity among elderly Americans: The dynamics of weight, longevity, and health care cost 2008
    2008 Expanding the definition of access: It isn't just about health insurance 2008
    2008 Evaluating Florida's medicaid provider services network demonstration 2008
    2008 Lapses in medicaid coverage: Impact on cost and utilization among individuals with diabetes enrolled in medicaid 2008
    2007 Continuity of Care to Prevent Emergency Room Use Among Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2007
    2007 Patterns in primary health care utilization among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Florida 2007
    2007 Changes in health care use and costs after a break in Medicaid coverage among persons with depression 2007
    2006 Variations in health insurance coverage for rural and urban nonelderly adult residents of Florida, Indiana, and Kansas 2006
    2004 What matters to low-income patients in ambulatory care facilities? 2004
    2002 Relationship between patients' perceptions of disadvantage and discrimination and listing for kidney transplantation 2002
    2000 Improving cervical cancer screening in hospital settings 2000
    1999 Organizational characteristics of solid-organ donor hospitals and nondonor hospitals 1999
    1998 Medicaid's impact on access to and utilization of health care services among racial and ethnic minority children 1998


    Year Title Altmetric
    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

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

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

  • Allyson Hall