Lynne A. Hall, RN, DrPH to lead nursing research at UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lynne A. Hall, RN, DrPH, has been named associate dean of research at the University of Louisville School of Nursing, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. She will join the UofL faculty in November.

    &#8220Lynne brings tremendous experience as a nurse scientist,” said Marcia Hern, EdD, CNS, RN, dean and professor, UofL School of Nursing. “We are confident in her ability to cultivate the interests of faculty and students, as we strive to boost our level of research funding.”

    “The search committee was extremely pleased to recommend Lynne for this position,” said Carla Hermann, PhD, RN, faculty search committee member, UofL School of Nursing. “Dr. Hall played an important role in mentoring me while I was a PhD student in the nursing program at the University of Kentucky. She has the ability to motivate and challenge, while also showing incredible support. I look forward to working with her as we further the research mission at the UofL School of Nursing.”

    Hall has served as associate dean for research and scholarship at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing since 2007. From 1996 until 2007, she directed both research and the PhD program. She began teaching at UK in 1985 with joint appointments in the UK College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science, and the UK College of Public Health. She became an endowed professor of nursing science at UK in 2002.

    Hall’s clinical and research efforts focus on women’s mental health and its effects on children’s behavior. She has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles and has made numerous national and international presentations.

    She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Center for Occupational Safety and Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research – now known as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

    Hall earned her doctorate in public health with a major in maternal and child health and a minor in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; she went on to complete a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UNC. Both her predoctoral and postdoctoral work were supported by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the NIH.

    Julie Heflin
    Julie oversees digital content for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She began her UofL career on the Health Sciences Center campus in 2007. Prior to this, Julie was a journalist with WFPL (Louisville Public Media), and occasionally filed reports for National Public Radio.