Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. 2012.
I have background and training in interdisciplinary perspectives (medicine, public health, nursing, social science) and research methods (clinical and population-based methods) in women's health. My research interests lie at the intersection of mental health and reproductive health and I am particularly interested in understanding and addressing psychosocial determinants of family planning outcomes among young women. Specifically, three major areas of focus are: 1) Influence of mental health status (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, etc) on contraceptive behavior, unintended pregnancy and abortion outcomes; 2) the role of women's perceived/actual experiences of discrimination, stigma (around adolescent sexuality and mental health) and mistrust (of health systems/government) in their reproductive health care provision, their family planning behaviors and outcomes, and ultimately their reproductive rights; 3) how cognitive processes around general risk perceptions/knowledge may help shape reproductive health misperceptions and family planning outcomes. My research draws upon issues, concepts and methodologies across health and social science disciplines including medicine, public health, sociology, psychology, and nursing.
Hall K, Moreau C, & Trussell J. Determinants of and disparities in reproductive health service use among adolescent and young adult women in the United States: An analysis of data from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2002 to 2008. Am J Pub Health 2011;102:359-367
Hall K, Moreau C, & Trussell J. Young women’s perceived health and lifetime sexual experience: Results from the National Survey of Family Growth. J Sex Med. Published online ahead of print March 22, 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02686.x.
Hall K, Reame N, O’Connell K, Rickert V, & Weshoff C. Influence of depressed mood and psychological stress symptoms on perceived oral contraceptive side effects and discontinuation in young minority women. Contraception 2012, In press.
Hall K, Castano P, Stone P, & Westhoff C. The state of oral contraceptive knowledge measurement. Pat Ed Couns 2010;81:388-94.
Hall K, Moreau C, & Trussell J. Associations between informal and formal sex communication and reproductive health service use among adolescent women in the United States. Persp Sex Repro Health 2011;44:6-12