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Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Plenary Session - Panelist

Brian J. Hall

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Global and Community Mental Health Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Macau

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Professor Brian J. Hall, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Global and Community Mental Health Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Macau, and Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Professor Hall is the inaugural APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellow of the World Health Organization. In 2019, he was appointed as a Visiting Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and in the Key State Laboratory in Mental Health, in Beijing, China. He has been involved in over 15 years of intervention and population-level research among vulnerable and at-risk communities globally. 

Professor Hall is a licensed clinical psychologist, and he received his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Kent State University in the Department of Psychological Sciences, and completed his internship as a NIMH T32 predoctoral fellow in traumatic stress at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Consortium clinical training program. He trained in epidemiology on a two-year NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He then accepted a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship with the UJMT consortium and the UNC Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease with a placement in China to investigate social networks, HIV, and mental health among migrant communities in China.

 

Professor Hall has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of stress, trauma, behavioral addiction, and global mental health. He received 7 early career awards for his work, three from American Psychological Association Divisions (12, 56, 52), and the Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He serves or has served as a consultant for the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and local government offices and NGOs in China. He is an Associate Editor for the journals Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, and Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, and serves on 4 other journal editorial boards, including Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. He is currently an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the founding co-chair of the migrant working group of the Association for Pacific Rim Universities in Global Health.