Jean P. Hall, PhD

PhD, University of Kansas
MS, University of Kansas

Research Focus

Health care policy for people with disabilities/chronic illnesses, Medicaid/Medicare, High-Risk pools, Federal disability programs, Underinsurance and access to care, Program evaluation, integrating quantitative and qualitative methods, and Disability studies as a formal academic field

Curriculum Vitae


Jean P. Hall, PhD is the director of the Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies at the University of Kansas and professor in the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Hall received her PhD in Disability Studies and has an extensive background in the evaluation of health care programs, especially for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Dr. Hall has published numerous scholarly articles in such journals as Inquiry, American Journal of Managed Care, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Disability and Health Journal, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Health Care Financing Review, and American Journal of Health Promotion. Moreover, her research has been cited in numerous national media including the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC News, BusinessWeek and Health Affairs.

Dr. Hall's research has included private, state, and federal projects related to health care and employment for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses in the employment, Medicaid, Medicare and high-risk pool systems. Dr. Hall has recently completed a 10-year evaluation of the Kansas Medicaid Buy-In program and is directing a federal project to examine the nexus of disability, health, and employment. She is also studying the federal Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), a temporary high-risk health insurance program established under the Affordable Care Act. 

She welcomes the opportunity to work with doctoral students in the HP&M program. Her research interests include:

  • Health care policy for people with disabilities/chronic illnesses
  • Medicaid/Medicare
  • High-Risk pools
  • Federal disability programs
  • Underinsurance and access to care
  • Program evaluation integrating quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Disability studies as a formal academic field
Last modified: May 25, 2016

Jean P. Hall, PhD


Jean P. Hall, PhD