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 informatician and researcher focused on improving perinatal health outcomes in high-risk populations. His research expertise includes geospatial and cost analyses, as well as the development of risk models to identify patients at highest risk for adverse outcomes. Dr. Hall's principal focus is preterm birth and infant mortality reduction, although his interests extend to other high-risk maternal and child populations including those affected by withdrawal following in-utero exposure to opioids.

Dr. Hall currently leads data management and integration supporting research and quality improvement within the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Perinatal Institute. 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. Additionally, Dr. Hall leads the implementation of a population-based maternal and infant “data hub” which integrates regional maternal and child health data originating from hospital electronic health records, vital records, geospatially-based measures from the American Communities Survey and other public data resources, as well as measures collected by community-based programs to facilitate analyses of high-risk perinatal populations.

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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Hall ES, Wexelblatt SL, Greenberg JM. Self-reported and laboratory evaluation of late pregnancy nicotine exposure and drugs of abuse. J Perinatol. 2016 Jul 7.

DeFranco EA, Hall ES, Muglia LJ. Racial disparity in previable birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;214(3):394.e1-7.

Hall ES, Isemann BT, Wexelblatt SL, Meinzen-Derr J, Wiles JR, Harvey S, Akinbi HT. A cohort comparison of buprenorphine versus methadone treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170:39-44.e1.

Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr J, Wexelblatt SL. Cohort analysis of a pharmacokinetic-modeled methadone weaning optimization for neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec;167(6):1221-1225.e1.

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.

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.