Will Hall, MSW, PhD

Academic Interests

My area of interest centers of the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, particularly regarding internalizing psychological problems and the promotion of empowerment and resilience.  Specifically, I am interested in understanding the mental health disparities facing LGBTQ youth, identifying multilevel risk and protective factors for mental health problems among LGBTQ youth, improving the cultural sensitivity and competency of mental health service providers regarding LGBTQ issues, improving access to mental health services among LGBTQ clients/patients, and evaluating policy and programmatic interventions that promote the mental well-being of LGBTQ youth.

 

Education

2015 PhD, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2012 MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2004 BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Publications

Rounds, K. A., Hall, W. J., & Huitron, G. V.  (2015).  Health policy for children and youth.  In J. M. Jenson & M. W. Fraser (Eds.) Social policy for children and families: A risk and resilience perspective (3rd ed., pp. 167-200).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hall, W. J., Kresica, A. M., & McDougald, A. M.  (2014).  School counselors’ education and training, competency, and supportive behaviors concerning gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.  Professional School Counseling, 17, 130-141.

Chapman, M. V., & Hall, W. J.  (2014).  Outcome results from Yo Veo: A visual intervention for school teachers concerning immigrant Latino/Latina students and families.  Research on Social Work Practice.  doi:10.1177/1049731514545655

Chapman, M. V., Hall, W. J., Colby, R., & Sisler, L. A. G.  (2014).  How images work: An analysis of a visual intervention used to facilitate a difficult conversation and promote understanding.  Qualitative Social Work, 13, 456-476.  doi:10.1177/147332501349659

Chapman, M. V., Hall, W. J., & Sisler, L. A. G.  (2014).  Adapting an empirically supported intervention for a new population and setting: Methodological issues and lessons learned from Proyecto Puentes.  Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 11, 30-42.  doi:10.1080/15433714.2013.837340

Hall, W. J., Schneider, M., Thompson, D., Volpe, S. L., Steckler, A., Hall, J. M., & Fisher, M. R.  (2014).  School factors as barriers to and facilitators of a preventive intervention for pediatric type 2 diabetes.  Translational Behavioral Medicine, 4, 131-140. doi:10.1007/s13142-013-0226-z

Hall, W. J., & Rounds, K. A.  (2013).  Adolescent health.  In the Public Health Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association, R. H. Keefe, & E. T. Jurkowski (Eds.), Handbook for public health social work (pp. 59-80). New York, NY: Springer.

Volpe, S. L., Hall, W. J., Steckler, A., Schneider, M., Thompson, D., Mobley, C., Pham, T., & El ghormli, L.  (2013).  Process evaluation results from the HEALTHY nutrition intervention to modify the total school food environment.  Health Education Research, 28, 970-978.  doi:10.1093/her/cyt096

Schneider, M., DeBar, L., Calingo, A., Hall, W., Hindes, K., Sleigh, A., Thompson, D., Volpe, S. L., Zeveloff, A., Pham, T., & Steckler, A.  (2013).  The effect of a communications campaign on middle school students’ nutrition and physical activity: Results of the HEALTHY study.  Journal of Health Communication, 18, 649-667.  doi:10.1080/10810730.2012.743627

Hall, W. J., Zeveloff, A., Steckler, A., Schneider, M., Thompson, D., Pham, T., Volpe, S. L., Hindes, K., Sleigh, A., & McMurray, R.  (2012).  Process evaluation results for the HEALTHY physical education intervention.  Health Education Research, 27, 307-318.  doi: 10.1093/her/cyr107

Schneider, M., Hall, W. J., Hernandez, A. E., Hindes, K., Montez, G., Pham, T., Rosen, L., Sleigh, A., Thompson, D., Volpe, S. L., Zeveloff, A., & Steckler, A.  (2009).  Rationale, design and methods for process evaluation in the HEALTHY study.  International Journal of Obesity, 33, S60-S67.  doi:10.1038/ijo.2009.118

Hall, W. J.  (2007).  Harassment, bullying, and discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students: Legal issues for North Carolina schools.  Chapel Hill, NC: Safe Schools NC.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED498254).

Kemp, J. M., Chan, A. W., Hall, W. J., Phoenix, T. L., & Weiss, M. M.  (2006).  “Homo” hallways: The prevalence of homophobic language in North Carolina secondary schools.  Explorations: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity for the State of North Carolina, 1, 1-7.

Phoenix, T. L., Hall, W. J., Weiss, M. M., Kemp, J. M., Wells, R. E., & Chan, A. W.  (2006).  Homophobic language and verbal harassment in North Carolina high schools.  Chapel Hill, NC: Safe Schools NC.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED491454).

 

Presentations

Hall, W. J., Chapman, M. V., Colby, R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Day, S.,Eng, E., Lee, K., Lightfoot, A., McGowan, J., Merino, Y., Payne, B. K., Siman, F. M., Thatcher, K., & Thomas, T. (2015).  A systematic review to understand what we know about implicit racial/ethnic bias and healthcare outcomes.  Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

Thatcher, K., Mendez, A., Chapman, M. V., Colby, R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Day, S.,Eng, E., Hall, W. J., Lee, K., Lightfoot, A., McGowan, J., Merino, Y., Payne, B. K., Siman, F. M., & Thomas, T. (2015).  Co-creating change through PhotoVoice: Latino/a teens and physicians-in-training combat inequity together.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

Thatcher, K., Lightfoot, A., Siman, F. M., Eng, E., Merino, Y., Thomas, T., Colby, R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Day, S., Hall, W., Lee, K., McGowan, J., Payne, K., & Chapman, M.  (2015).  “What I wish the doctor knew about my life”: Latino and Latina adolescents use Photovoice to explore barriers to health.  Poster presented at the annual Minority Health Conference, Chapel Hill, NC.

Hall, W. J.  (2015).  Initial development and validation of the BullyHARM: The Bullying, Harassment, and Aggression Receipt Measure.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

Chapman, M. V., Hall, W. J., Colby, R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Eng, E., Day, S.,Siman, F. M., Lee, K., Payne, B. K., & Lightfoot, A.  (2014).  Envisioning Health: A trans-disciplinary, community-engaged visual intervention for healthcare providers on implicit bias toward Latino/a immigrant youth.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

Payne, B. K., Lee, K., Chapman, M. V., Hall, W. J., Day, S., Colby, R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Eng, E., Lightfoot, A., & Siman, F. M.  (2014).  Measuring implicit bias among health care providers toward Latino adolescents.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

Lightfoot, A., Siman, F. M., Eng, E., Chapman, M. V., Colby, R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Day, S., Hall, W. J., Lee, K., Payne, B. K., & Thatcher, K.  (2014).  Latino youth speak health: Using Photovoice to improve patient-provider relationships and reduce health disparities.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

Chapman, M. V., Hall, W. J., Wu, S., & Swanberg, J. E.  (2013).  Visual methods as a social work research and intervention methodology.  Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.

Kemp, J. M., Chan, A. W., & Hall, W. J.  (2005).  Homophobic language and verbal harassment in North Carolina high schools.  Poster presented at the annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Hall, W. J., Stein, G. L., & Walker-Barnes, C. J.  (2004).  Self-esteem: Mediator or moderator between parental rejection and adolescent delinquency?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Quebec City, Canada.