Jim Hall serves as Epidemiologist with Nova Southeastern University's Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities. His work at NSU is a community partnership with the United Way of Broward County, Florida’s Commission on Substance Abuse, The Miami Coalitions, and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Hall compiles local drug abuse data including hospitalizations, deaths, addiction treatment, prevalence, and drug pricing, strength and abuse trends, and works closely with local drug abuse coalitions, law enforcement, and other community organizations. For the past 29 years, Hall has tracked patterns and trends of substance abuse in Florida as the state’s representative on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Community Epidemiology Work Group.
Hall's work focuses on converting research about emerging drug abuse problems into community-based solutions. He has represented the United States at several Organization of American States conferences over the past several years and is assisting a U.S. government project in the development of a substance abuse epidemiology work group in Iraq.
He served as the executive director of Up Front Drug Information and Education Center in Miami from 1982-2012, and was the recipient of the 2010 Path of Public Health Award for Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Services from Florida International University. He was recently named to the Technical Expert Panel on the Community Early Warning and Monitoring System by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Hall has extensive experience working with media - print and broadcast - and is comfortable providing interviews.