Eric S. Hall, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-2083

Fax 513-803-0968


Biomedical informatics; clinical informatics; data linkage; infant mortality; maternal child health; neonatal abstinence syndrome; preterm birth; public health informatics

Eric S. Hall, PhD, is a biomedical informaticist and researcher focused on improving perinatal health outcomes in at-risk populations. Dr. Hall currently leads data management and integration supporting research and quality improvement within the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Perinatal Institute.

Dr. Hall's primary interests involve the linkage and integration of disparate data sets to facilitate the analysis of high-risk populations. These maternal and child health data include hospital electronic health records, vital records, geospatially-based measures from the American Communities Survey and other public data resources, and measures collected by community-based programs. While his principal focus has been on preterm birth and infant mortality reduction, Dr. Hall's interests extend to other high-risk maternal and child populations including those affected by withdrawal following in utero exposure to narcotics.

Dr. Hall has participated as a key member of many interdisciplinary teams within the Perinatal Institute and as part of multi-institutional collaborations. He is also the director of data analysis and management for Cradle Cincinnati, a collective impact collaborative to reduce infant mortality in Hamilton County, Ohio.

PhD: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008.

MS: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2003.

BS: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2001.

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Li Q, Kirkendall ES, Hall ES, Ni Y, Lingren T, Kaiser M, Lingren N, Zhai H, Solti I, Melton K. Automated Detection of Medication Administration Errors in Neonatal Intensive Care. J Biomed Inform. 2015 Jul 16.

Hall ES, Wexelblatt SL, Crowley M, Grow JL, Jasin LR, Klebanoff MA, McClead RE, Meinzen-Derr J, Mohan VK, Stein H, Walsh MC. A multicenter cohort study of treatments and hospital outcomes in neonatal abstinence syndrome. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):e527-34.

Hall ES, Folger AT, Kelly EA, Kamath-Rayne BD. Evaluation of gestational age estimate method on the calculation of preterm birth rates. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Apr;18(3):755-62.

Goyal NK, Hall ES, Ammerman RT, Meinzen-Derr JK, Jones DE, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB. Association of maternal and community factors with enrollment in home visiting among at-risk, first time mothers. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb;104 Suppl 1:S144-51.

Hall ES, Goyal NK, Ammerman RT, Miller M, Jones DE, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB. Development of a linked perinatal data resource from state administrative and community-based program data. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan;18(1):316-25.

Goyal NK, Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr JK, Kahn RS, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2:S118-25.

South AP, Jones DE, Hall ES, Huo S, Meinzen-Derr J, Liu L, Greenberg JM. Spatial analysis of preterm birth demonstrates opportunities for targeted intervention. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Feb;16(2):470-8.

Hall ES, Poynton MR, Narus SP, Jones SS, Evans RS, Varner MW, Thornton SN. Patient-level analysis of outcomes using structured labor and delivery data. J Biomed Inform. 2009 Aug;42(4):702-9.

Hall ES, Poynton MR, Narus SP, Thornton SN. Modeling the distribution of Nursing Effort using structured Labor and Delivery documentation. J Biomed Inform. 2008 Dec;41(6):1001-8.

Hall ES, Vawdrey DK, Knutson CD, Archibald JK. Enabling remote access to personal electronic medical records. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2003 May-Jun;22(3):133-9.