Ingrid J. Hall, PhD, MPH
Ingrid J. Hall, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Dr. Hall’s current research focus is in the area of minority health, particularly finding culturally relevant ways to publicize the need for participation in cancer screening and early detection by minority populations.
She led the African American Women and Mass Media (AAMM) study, which used radio and print media to make more women aware of the importance of getting mammograms to find breast cancer early. The campaign also sought to increase use of CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) screening services among African American women aged 40 to 64. More recently she has undertaken work to ensure that prior users of NBCCEDP breast cancer screening services make a smooth transition to Medicare screening upon reaching 65 years of age. Current work seeks to explore whether racial differences in the relationship between mammography screening experience (age at initial mammogram and frequency of repeat screening) and stage of breast cancer at diagnosis explain the higher mortality observed for African American women with breast cancer.
Dr. Hall has a long history of published work in the area of prostate cancer decision making and spearheaded the organization and coordination of the State of the Science Conference on Active Surveillance in the Management of Localized Prostate Cancer convened in 2010. She currently oversees a contract to model potential effects of reclassifying prostate tumors with a Gleason score of 6 (the lowest possible score) as non-cancerous.
The most recent articles Dr. Hall has first-authored include—
- 2022 Preventive care use among Hispanic adults with limited comfort speaking English: An analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data.
- 2019 Perceived risk of colorectal and breast cancers among women who are overweight or with obesity.
- 2018 Patterns and trends in cancer screening in the United States.
- 2017 Prostate-specific antigen screening: An update of physician beliefs and practices.
- 2015 Evolution of a CDC public health research agenda for low-risk prostate cancer.
- 2015 The African American Women and Mass Media (AAMM) campaign in Georgia: quantifying community response to a CDC pilot campaign.
- 2015 Use of the Persuasive Health Message framework in the development of a community-based mammography promotion campaign.
- 2012 The African American Women and Mass Media campaign: a CDC breast cancer screening project.
- 2011 Primary care physician reports of amount of time spent with male patients about prostate cancer screening.
- 2011 Discussions about prostate cancer screening between U.S. primary care physicians and their patients.
- 2010 The potential of black radio to disseminate health messages and reduce disparities.
- 2008 Population prevalence of first-degree family history of breast and ovarian cancer in the United States: implications for genetic testing.
- 2005 Comparative analysis of breast cancer risk factors among African-American women and white women.
- 2001 Population-based estimates of the prevalence of family history of cancer among women.
- 2000 Body size and breast cancer risk among black and white women: the Carolina Breast Cancer Study.