Jennifer N. Hall

Dr. Hall is a clinician and researcher whose work focuses on the social implications of substance use and the war on drugs for people across the developmental life course, particularly within contexts marked by social injustice and inequality. In her dissertation research, she explored the psychosocial experiences of parents caring for adolescent boys within a poor racially segregated Chicago neighborhood heavily burdened by the effects of hyper-incarceration. Prior to coming to SIG, Dr. Hall led the social work arm of the Drug Intelligence and Intervention Group (DIG) at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. In this role, she coordinated the team's efforts to support families who lost loved ones to fatal overdose, as well as collected qualitative data regarding social determinants of overdose. Previously, Dr. Hall worked as a Correctional Counselor at the New York City Department of Correction where she provided individual and group services to men awaiting trial in New York City jails. Dr. Hall received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Department of Comparative Human Development and a Master's in Social Work from the Crown School of Social Work at the University of Chicago. She is licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in Illinois and New York.