Executive Leadership and Expert Bios

Diane M. Hall, PhD, MSED

Lead Behavioral Scientist, Prevention Practice and Translation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention


Diane Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Teen dating violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Youth violence prevention

Diane M. Hall, PhD, MSED, is a lead behavioral scientist with the Prevention Practice and Translation Branch in the Division of Violence Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Dr. Hall′s research interests include teen dating violence and intimate partner violence. In addition, she has worked with two of the Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention. As a lead behavioral scientist, Dr. Hall directs program evaluation, dissemination and implementation research, and synthesis and translation activities.

Before joining CDC in January 2007, Dr. Hall served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, where she trained school and mental health counselors. She is also trained as a school, community, and child clinical psychologist.

Dr. Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Hollins University. She received a Master of Science in counseling psychology and a PhD in school, community, and child clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is licensed as a clinical psychologist.

Dr. Hall served as an on-camera subject matter expert for Dating Matters, a free online, interactive training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.