Researchers' Profiles

Elizabeth A. Hall, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Hall, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Elizabeth A. Hall, Ph.D. is a researcher in UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs’ Criminal Justice Research Group. She currently serves as Co-Investigator for “Evaluation of the Integrated Services for Mentally Ill Parolees (ISMIP) and Case Management Reentry Pilot (CMRP) Programs,” an evaluation funded by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (PI: Farabee), for “From Behind Bars to Between the Cracks: What Happens to Paroled Offenders with Serious Mental Illness?” (Koch Foundation, PI: Farabee), and for “Homeless Female Offenders Returning to the Community: Improving Hopeful Futures” (NIDA, PI: Nyamathi). Dr. Hall is Principal Investigator on “Revising the ‘Staying in Touch’ Manual” (Center for Social Innovation; SAMHSA). Dr. Hall also serves as a mentor for Fogarty Scholars.

Dr. Hall is the first author of the just-revised Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures for Locating Participants in Follow-up Studies, 3rd Edition and provides training throughout the U.S. on follow-up techniques with substance abusing populations. Dr. Hall is an instructor at Loyola Marymount University Extension. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at IOX Assessment Associates, where she provided technical assistance in evaluation of HIV-prevention education to school districts and state boards of education throughout the nation. In addition, she conducted large-scale evaluations of prevention programs for the Centers for Disease Control Division of Adolescent and School Health, the California Department of Health Services, and the California Wellness Foundation. Over more than 15 years of substance abuse research, Dr. Hall has been involved in a variety of research and evaluation projects examining substance abuse treatment outcomes. Dr. Hall’s research interests include improving long-term outcomes for women offenders and their children, improving drug treatment services and effectiveness for criminal justice and child welfare populations, and qualitative and longitudinal study methodology.

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1979, Anthropology
  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., 1982, Anthropology
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1991, Anthropology, Psychocultural studies & cross-cultural child development
  • Longitudinal follow-up methodology
  • Outcome evaluation of treatment for individuals in the criminal justice system
  • Gender issues in substance abuse treatment
  • Youth risk and protective factors
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Hall, E. A., Baldwin, D. M., & Prendergast, M. L. (2001). Women on Parole: Barriers to Success after Substance Abuse Treatment. Human Organization, 60(3), 225-233.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E.A., & Wexler, H. K. (2003). Multiple Measures of Outcomes in Assessing a Prison-Based Drug Treatment Program. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 37(3/4), 65-94.
  • Hall, E. A, Zuniga, R., Cartier, J., Anglin, M. D., Danila, B., Ryan, R.& Mantius, K. (2003). Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures for Locating Substance Abusers in Follow-up Studies, 2nd Edition. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.
  • Hall, E. A., Prendergast, M. L., Wellisch, J., Patten, M. & Cao, Y. (2004). Treating Drug-Abusing Women Prisoners: An Outcomes Evaluation of the Forever Free Program. Prison Journal, 84(1), 81-105.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E. A., Wexler, H. K., Melnick, G. & Cao, Y. (2004). A Prison-Based Therapeutic Community: Five-Year Outcomes. Prison Journal, 84(1), 36-60.
  • McCollister, K. E., French, M. T., Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E. & Sacks, S. (2004). Long-Term Cost-Effectiveness of Addiction Treatment for Criminal Offenders. Justice Quarterly, 21(3), 659-679.
  • Grella, C., Greenwell, L., Farabee, D., Prendergast, M., Hall, E., Cartier, J., & Burdon, W. (2007). Organizational Characteristics of Community and Correctional Treatment Providers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 32(3), 291-300.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E. A., Roll, J., & Warda, U. (2008). Use of Vouchers to Reinforce Abstinence and Positive Behaviors among Clients in a Drug Court Treatment Program. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 35(2), 125-136.
  • Hall, E. A., Prendergast, M. L., Roll, J., & Warda, U. (2009). Reinforcing abstinence and treatment participation among offenders in a drug diversion program: Are vouchers effective? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(9), 935-953.
  • Grella, C. E., & Hall, E. (2010). Dependency Drug Courts: Evaluation of Cost Avoidance and Child Welfare Outcomes. Offender Programs Report, 14(4), 50-63.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Messina, N. P., Hall, E. A., & Warda, U. S. (2011). The relative effectiveness of women-only and mixed-gender treatment for substance-abusing women. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40, 336-348.
  • Joe, G. W., Knight, K., Simpson, D. D., Flynn, P. M., Morey, J. T., Bartholomew, N. G., Staton-Tindall, M., Burdon, W. M. Hall, E. A., Martin S. S., & O'Connell, D. J. (2012). An Evaluation of Six Brief Interventions That Target Drug-Related Problems in Correctional Populations, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(1-2), 9-33.
  • Friedmann, P. D., Hoskinson, R., Gordon, M., Schwartz, R., Kinlock, T., Knight, K., Flynn, P. M., Welsh, W. N., Stein, L. A. R., Sacks, S., O’Connell, D. J., Knudsen, H. K., Shafer, M. S., Hall, E., Frisman, L. K., & for the MAT Working Group of CJ-DATS (2012). Medication-Assisted Treatment in Criminal Justice Agencies Affiliated with the Criminal Justice-Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS): Availability, Barriers, and Intentions. Substance Abuse, 33(1), 9-18.
  • Nyamathi, A., Salem, B., Farabee, D., Hall, E., Zhang, S., Khalilifard, F., ... & Leake, B. (2014). Predictors of high level of hostility among homeless men on Parole. Journal of offender rehabilitation, 53(2), 95-115.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E. A., Grossman, J., Veliz, R., Gregorio, L., Warda, U., Van Unen, K., & Knight, C. (2015). Effectiveness of using incentives to improve parolee admission and attendance in community addiction treatment. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42(10), 1008-1031.