Jean Hall, Ph.D.


Jean Hall
  • Director, Institute for Health & Disability Policy Studies

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center, Room 4089
1000 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045-7599

Biography

Jean P. Hall, Ph.D., is the director of the Research and Training Center on Independent Living and the Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies. Dr. Hall received her PhD in Disability Studies and has an extensive background in the evaluation of health care programs, especially for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Dr. Hall's research has included private, state, and federal projects related to health care, employment, and community participation for people with disabilities. She is currently the principal investigator for the Kansas Disability & Health Program, a CDC-funded project that seeks to improve access to health promotion activities and services for Kansans with disabilities. She also leads the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living.

Education

Ph.D. in Disability Studies, The University of Kansas, 2003
M.S. in Geology, The University of Kansas, 1991
B.S. in Geology, University of South Carolina, 1985

Selected Publications

Hall, J. P., Kurth, N. K., & Goddard, K. S. (in press). Assessing factors associated with social connectedness in adults with mobility disabilities. Disability and Health Journal.

Smith, S., Hall, J. P., & Kurth, N. K. (in press). Perspectives on Health Policy from People with Disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

Ravesloot, C., Myers, A., Greiman, L., Ward, B., Shinnick, K., & Hall, J. (2021). Is the presence of home entrance steps associated with community participation of people with mobility impairments? Disability and Health Journal. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101183

Hall, J. P. (2021). The Inter-Relationship of Health Insurance and Employment for People with Disabilities. In Public Health Perspectives on Disability (pp. 301-319). Springer, New York, NY. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0888-3_14

McCormick, S., Kurth, N. K., Chambless, C., Ipsen, C., & Hall, J. P. (2021). Case management strategies to promote employment for transition-age youth with disabilities. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals.

Ipsen, C., Kurth, N. K., & Hall, J. P. (2021). Evaluating MTurk as a recruitment tool for rural people with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 14(1), 100991.

Solenberg, A. K., Hall, J. P., & Brooks, J. V. (2021). Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening for People with Spinal Cord Injuries and/or Disorders: A Qualitative Study. Disability and Health Journal, 14(1), 100950.

Hall, J. P., Ipsen, C., Kurth, N. K., McCormick, S., & Chambless, C. (2020). How Family Crises May Limit Engagement of Youth with Disabilities in Services to Support Successful Transition. Children and Youth Services Review.

Hall, J. P., Batza, K., Streed, C. G., Boyd, B. A., & Kurth, N. K. (2020). Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minorities with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Ipsen, C., Kurth, N. K., McCormick, S., Hall, J. P., & Chambless, C. (2019). Engaging SSI youth and families with ASPIRE services. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 51(2), 211-224. doi:10.3233/JVR-191039

Chambless, C. E., McCormick, S., Ipsen, C., Kurth, N. K., & Hall, J. P. (2019). Teaching self-determination to youth with disabilities: The ASPIRE model. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 51(2), 199-210. doi:10.3233/JVR-191038

Hall, J. P., & Kurth, N. K. (2019). A comparison of health disparities among Americans with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder and Americans with other disabilities. Inclusion, 7(3), 160-168. doi:10.1352/2326-6988-7.3.160

Kurth, N. K., & Hall, J. P. (2019). Feeling Good About Your Smile: Implementation and evaluation of an oral health intervention for people with intellectual disability. Inclusion, 7(3), 169-176. doi:10.1352/2326-6988-7.3.169

Hall, J. P. (2019). Introduction to the special issue on health, health promotion, and health care for people with intellectual disability. Inclusion, 7(3), 158-159. doi:10.1352/2326-6988-7.3.158

Hall, J. P., LaPierre, T. A., & Kurth, N. K. (2019). Medicaid managed care: Issues for enrollees with serious mental illness. American Journal of Managed Care, 25(9), 500-506. PMID: 31518095

Hall, J. P., Kurth, N. K., Gimm, G., & Smith, S. (2019). Perspectives of adults with disabilities on access to health care after the ACA: Qualitative findings. Disability and Health Journal, 12(3), 350-358. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.01.014

Ipsen, C., Kurth, N., McCormick, S., Hall, J., & Chambless, C. (2019). Exploring the PROMISE of transition services for youth with disabilities receiving SSI. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 50(1), 95-108. doi:10.3233/JVR-180991

Hall, J. P., Shartzer A., Kurth N. K., Thomas, K. C. (July 2018). Medicaid expansion as an employment incentive program for people with disabilities American Journal of Public Health. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2018.304536. Read this publication online.

Meucci, M. R., Kurth, N. K., Shireman, T. I., Hall, J. P. (2018). Availability of Medicaid home and community based services for older Americans and people with physical disabilities. Home Health Services Quarterly. doi.org/10.1080/01621424.2018.1425175. Read this publication online.

Thomas, K. C., Shartzer, A., Kurth, N.K., Hall, J. P. (2017). Impact of ACA health reforms for people with mental health conditions. Psychiatric Services. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201700044. Read this publication online

Hall, J. P., Kurth, N. K., LaPierre, T. (2017). Kansas Medicaid: Evaluating Program Satisfaction, Access to Care, and Unmet Needs of Adults with Serious Mental Illness Project Final Report. 2017. 

Hall, J. P., Ipsen, C., Kurth, N.K., Chambless, C., McCormick, S., & Goe, R. (2018). Under-representation of certain disability groups by the American Community Survery (ACS). Disability and Health Journal, 11(3). 447-450. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.06.001. Read this publication online.

LaPierre, T.A., Zimmerman, M.K., & Hall, J. P. (2017). "Paying the price to get there": Motherhood and the dynamics of pregnancy deliberations among women with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 10(3), 419-425. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.011. Read this publication online

Hall, J. P. (2017). High-Risk Pools: An Illusion of Coverage that May Increase Costs for All in the Long Term. Annals of Internal Medicine. doi: 10.7326/M17-1196. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P. (2017). High-Risk Pools for People with Pre-Existing Conditions: A Refresher Course. The Commonwealth Fund Blog, March 29, 2017. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P., Shartzer, A. , Kurth, N.K., & Thomas, K.C. (2016). Effect of Medicaid expansion on workforce participation for people with disabilities. American Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303543. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P. (2015). Why High Risk Pools (Still) Won't Work. The Commonwealth Fund Blog, February 13, 2015. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P. (2015). Health care access for working people with disabilities: Medicaid Buy-in. Reforming Social Security’s disability benefits system (pp. 31-41). Washington, DC: National Council on Disability. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P., Kurth, N.K., Chapman, S.C, & Shireman, T.I. (2015). Medicaid managed care: Issues for beneficiaries with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 8(1), 130-135. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P. (2014, December). Realizing Health Reform’s Potential: Why a National High-Risk Insurance Pool Is Not a Workable Alternative to the Marketplace, The Commonwealth Fund. Read this publication online.
Hall, J. P., Kurth, N.K., & Averett, E.P. (2014). Asset building: One way the Affordable Care Act may improve health and employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies [Online first. DOI: 10.1177/1044207314544370]. Read this publication online.

Thomas, K.C., & Hall, J. P. (2014). The Medicaid Medically Improved Group: Losing disability status and growing earnings. Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, 4(1), E1-E13. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P. (2013). Dually-eligible working-age adults with disabilities: Issues and challenges as health reform is implemented. Disability and Health Journal. [online first] DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.01.004. Read this publication online.

Hall, J. P., Kurth, N.K. & Hunt, S. (2013). Employment as a health determinant for working-age, dually-eligible people with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal. [online first]. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.11.001. Read this publication online.