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Prof. Brian J. Hall

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

Room: Humanities and Social Sciences Building E21-3040
Telephone: +(853) 8822 8369

E-mail: brianhall@um.edu.mo

Website: http://www.um-gmh.com



Director, Global and Community Mental Health Research Group

Research Group Website: http://www.um-gmh.com


2014 – present





Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


2014 – present




Visiting Professor

Sun Yat-sen Center for Migrant Health Policy

Faculty of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology,

School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University


Academic Qualifications

2013 – 2014




NIH, Fogarty Global Health Fellow (China)

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


2011 – 2013





Postdoctoral Research Fellow
NIMH T32 Training Program in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Department of Mental Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health





Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Kent State University




Clinical Intern and NIMH T32 Predoctoral Research Fellow in Traumatic Stress Charleston Consortium, Medical University of South Carolina


2013 – present


Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Maryland


Honors and Awards

2018 – present





President's International Fellowship for Foreign Talents:


Chinese Academy of Science, Key State Laboratory in Mental Health,

Institute of Psychology, Beijing, China





Global Mental Health Fellowship (inaugural fellow)

World Health Organization – co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association & International Union of Psychological Science





Early Career Award

Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)





Emerging Scholar Award

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau





Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies





Award for Outstanding Contribution to Trauma Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist.

Trauma Psychology, Division 56 of the American Psychological Association





Early Career Psychologist Award

International Psychology, Division 52 of the American Psychological Association





Young Investigator Award: Applied Science

International Union of Psychological Science





Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology

Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association





Best Oral Presentation

World Psychiatric Association Conference, Hong Kong, China




Excellent Paper Submission Prize (for two conference abstracts)

International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Meeting, Hangzhou, China

Current Grant Support

2018– present





Macau SAR Government, R&DAO, The University of Macau
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: An adaptation and randomized control trial of an eMental Health intervention for Chinese adults


2017– present





Macau SAR Government, R&DAO, The University of Macau
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Title: Domestic Violence in Macau: Public perception, community knowledge and the pattern of reported cases


2015– present





Macau SAR Government, R&DAO, The University of Macau
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: A longitudinal mixed-methods study of psychosocial risk factors for mental and physical health among domestic workers in Macau (SAR) and Hong Kong (SAR), People’s Republic of China.


2015 – present





Macau SAR Government, R&DAO, The University of Macau
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: A longitudinal mixed-methods study of mental disorders, health, and psychosocial risk factors in Macau (SAR), People’s Republic of China.


2015 – present






Macau SAR Government, R&DAO, The University of Macau
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: A longitudinal assessment of the dynamic interplay between mental and physical health and social network supports among migrant communities.



2014 – present





Macau SAR Government, R&DAO, The University of Macau
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: The assessment of the health needs and social resources of migrant communities



External Grants:



2016 – present





Oxfam International
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Breaking the cycle of poverty: Focus on employer characteristics for policy change.



2014 – 2016





Hong Kong Research Grant Council, HKIED
Role: Co-Investigator
Title: Resource change, mental health, threat perceptions, and political attitudes during the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, 2014-2015



2013 – 2015






National Institute of Health (USA) Fogarty International
Center and UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Social determinants of mental health, sexual risk-taking, and social network characteristics of African and Internal Migrants in Guangzhou, China



2012 – 2015






Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Role: Co-investigator – Ethiopia
Title: Changing Lives: A Global Learning Initiative to End Violence Against Women and Girls; Randomized impact evaluation of a mental health intervention for children in refugee camps in Thailand and Ethiopia


Editorial Service

2019 – present


Associate Editor, Applied Psychology-Health and Well Being


2017 – present


Associate Editor, Anxiety, Stress, and Coping


2017 – present


Editorial Board Member, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology


2016 – present


Editorial Board Member, The European Journal of Psychotraumatology







Guest Editor, The European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Special Issue: Global Mental Health: Trauma and adversity among populations in transition


Please follow this link for the call for papers:



2015 – present


Consulting Editor, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy (APA Journal)


2013 – present


Editorial Board Member, Journal of Anxiety Disorders.


2010 – 2015



Contributing Editor: Research Methodology, Traumatic Stress Points: A publication of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.


Ad hoc Reviewer (selected): Lancet Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Review; American Journal of Public Health; Social Science and Medicine; Depression and Anxiety; Journal of Traumatic Stress; PlosOne; Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease; American Journal of Community Psychology; BMC Public Health; Sexual Health; Transcultural Psychiatry; Global mental Health

Professional Affiliations

Member, APA Division 12: Society for Clinical Psychology
Member, APA Division 27: Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)
Member, APA Division 38: Division of Health Psychology  
Member, APA Division 45: Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, & Race  
Member, APA Division 52: Division of International Psychology  
Member, APA Division 56: Division of Trauma Psychology  
Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
Member, European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)
Member, Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
Member, American Public Health Association (APHA)
Founding Member, Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health


Professional Service

2016 – present




Member, Board of Directors
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

Elected to 3-year term (2016 – 2019) by ISTSS membership.


2011 - present



Co-Chair, Research Methods Special Interest Group
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies


2012 - 2013




Conference Deputy: Culture/Diversity/Global track
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
2013 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


2012 - 2013




Central Programming Group
Appointed member: Committee on Early Career Psychologists
American Psychological Association



12/2014 – present




Member, Undergraduate Committee

Department of Psychology
University of Macau, Macau (SAR), People’s Republic of China



10/2015 – present




Member: Sexual harassment investigator

University Committee on Gender Equity

University of Macau, Macau (SAR), People’s Republic of China


4/2015 – present





University Research Ethics Committee

University of Macau, Macau (SAR), People’s Republic of China


9/2014 – present



Faculty of Social Sciences Representative,

University Library Committee


9/2014 – 2017



Member, Faculty of Social Sciences,

AC - Undergraduate Studies Committee


8/2014 – present



College Fellow

Stanley Ho East Asia College




Research Areas
  • Global Mental Health
  • Migrant Health
  • Psychiatric and Social Epidemiology 
  • Social resources (capital, networks, supports) 
  • Psychological trauma and Adversity
  • Interventions
  • Culture and mental health
  • Global Health
  • Cyberpsychology, technology use/misuse, addiction


Peer Reviewed Publications

Citation Record:

Google Scholar My Citations: 2546 (N = 107; h-index = 26; i10-index = 53; accessed January 15, 2019). Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fhzpGugAAAAJ&hl=en


Underline indicates senior/corresponding authorship
* Indicates mentored co-author
Indicates non-peer reviewed comments
IF = Impact factor; WOS: Q = Web of Science journal ranking


Peer-reviewed articles

In press


107. Hall, B. J., *Yip, P. S. Y., *Garabiles, M. R., *Lao, K. C. K., Chan, E. W.W., & Marx, B. P. (in press). Validation of the PTSD Checklist-5 for Filipino Domestic Workers. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. IF: 4.209. WOS: Q1 (20/121)


106. Hall, B. J., *Yang, X., *Huang, L., *Chan, E. W. W., *Yi, Grace, Tucker, J. D., & Latkin, C. (in press). Barriers and facilitators of rapid HIV and syphilis testing uptake among Filipino transnational migrants in China. AIDS and Behavior. IF: 3.017. WOS: Q1 (4/42)


105. Gureje, O., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Hall, B. J., Reed, G. M. (in press). Systematic inclusion of culture- related information in ICD-11. World Psychiatry. IF: 30.00. WOS: Q1 (1/142).


104. Elhai, J.D., Levine, J.C, & Hall, B. J. (in press). The relationship between anxiety severity and problematic smartphone use: a review of the literature and conceptual frameworks. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. IF: 3.481. WOS: Q1 (18/127).


103. Hirota, T., Guerrero, A. Sartorius, N. Fung, D., Leventhal, B., Ong, S.H., Kaneko, H., Apinuntavech, S., Bennett, A., Bhoomikumar, J., Cheon, K.A., Davaasuren, O., Gau, S., Hall, B.J., Koren, E, Nguyen, T., Oo, T., Soriano, Z., Tan, S., Tateno, M., Thikeo, M., Wiguna, T., Wong, M., Zheng, Y., Skokauskas, N. (in press). Child and adolescent psychiatry in the Far East; a 5-year follow-up on the Consortium on Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Far East (CACAP-FE) study. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. IF 3.199. WOS: Q2 (49/142).


102. Hou, W. K., Lai, F.T.T, Hougen, C., Hall, B.J., & Hobfoll, S.E. (in press). Measuring everyday processes and mechanisms of stress resilience: Development and initial validation of the Sustainability of Living Index (SOLI). Psychological Assessment, IF 3.371. WOS: Q1 (20/127).
101. Cao, X., Wang, L., Cao, C., Fang, R., Chen, C., Hall, B. J., & Elhai, J. D. (in press). Sex Differences in Global and Local Connectivity of Adolescent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. IF 6.486. WOS: Q1 (1/73).




100. Hall, B. J., *Xiong, Y., *Yip, P. S. Y., *Lao, C., *Shi, W., Sou, E. K. L., Chang, K., Wang, L., & Lam, A.I.F (2019). The association between disaster exposure and media use on posttraumatic stress disorder following Typhoon Hato in Macao, China. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10:1, 1558709. IF: 4.209. WOS: Q1 (20/121)


99.  Hall, B. J., *Pangan, C.A.C., *Chan, E.W.W., *Huang, R.L. (2019). The buffering effect of social capital on perceived discrimination on depression and anxiety symptoms among female domestic workers in Macao, China. Psychiatry Research, 271, 200-207. IF 2.456. WOS: Q2 (61/142).




98. Elhai, J. D., Vasquez, J. K., Lustgarten, S. D., Levine, J. C., & Hall, B.J. (2018). Proneness to boredom mediates relationships between problematic smartphone use with depression and anxiety severity. Social Science Computer Review, 36(6), 707-720. doi: 10.1177/0894439317741087. IF: 3.253. WOS: Q1 (20/105)


97. Mordeno, I.G., Carpio, J.G.E., Mendoza, N.B., Hall, B.J. (2018). The latent structure of major depressive symptoms and its relationship with somatic disorder symptoms among Filipino female domestic workers in China. Psychiatry Research, 270, 587-594. IF 2.456. WOS: Q2 (61/142).


96. *Kane, J., Hall, B. J., Bolton, P., & Bass, J. (2018). The association of domestic violence and social resources with functioning in an adult trauma-affected sample living in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33, 3772-3791. IF: 2.443. WOS: Q1 (8/46)


95. Hall, B.J., Chang, K., Chen, W., *Sou, K, Latkin, C., & Yeung, A. (2018). Exploring the association between depression and shenjing shuairuo in a population representative epidemiological study of Chinese adults in Guangzhou, China. Transcultural Psychiatry, 55, 733-753. IF 1.500. WOS: Q2 (30/85)


94. *Shen, Z.Z., *Xiong, P., *Chou, F., & Hall, B.J. (2018). “We need them as much as they need us”: A systematic review of the qualitative evidence for the effectiveness of animal-assisted intervention (AAI). Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 41, 203-207. IF 2.084. WOS: Q2 (9/27).


93. Hall, B. J., *Xiong, P., *Guo, X., Sou, E.K.L., *Chou, U.I, *Shen, Z. Z. (2018). An evaluation of a low intensity mHealth enhanced mindfulness intervention for Chinese university students: A randomized controlled trial.Psychiatry Research, 270, 394-403. IF 2.223. WOS: Q2 (137/284).


92. Elhai, J.D., Levine, J.C, Alghraibeh, A. M., Alafnan, A., Aldraiweesh, A., & Hall, B. J. (2018). Fear of missing out: Testing relationships with negative affectivity, online social engagement, and problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 89, 289-298. IF: 3.536. WOS: Q1 (8/85).


91. Hall, B.J., *Shi, W., *Garabiles, M. R. *Chan, E. W.W. (2018). Correlates of expected eMental Health intervention uptake among Filipino domestic workers in China. Global Mental Health, 5, e33.


90. Cao, C., Wang, L., Wu, J., Li, G., Fang, R., Cao, X., Liu, P., Luo, S., Hall, B. J., Elhai, J.D. (2018). Patterns of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and posttraumatic growth in an epidemiological sample of Chinese earthquake survivors: A latent profile analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1549. IF 2.089. WOS: Q2 (39/135).


89. Wachter, K., Murray, S., Hall, B. J., Annan, J., Bolton, P., & Bass, J. K. (2018). Stigma modifies the association between social support and mental health among sexual violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo: implications for practice. Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An international journal,31, 459-474. IF: 2.064. WOS: Q2 (40/135).


88. Rozgonjuk, D., Levine, J.C., & Hall, B. J. Elhai, J.D. (2018). The association between problematic smartphone use, depression and anxiety symptom severity, and objectively measured smartphone use over one week. Computers in Human Behavior, 87, 10-17. IF: 3.536. WOS: Q1 (8/85)


87. Hou, W. K., Canetti, D., Ma, T. W., Hall, B. J., Lau, K.M., Ng, S.M., & Hobfoll, S.E. (2018). What predicts threat perceptions toward people opposing to the Government? A population-based study following umbrella movement, Hong Kong. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6, 2Scopus journal rank: Q1.


86. Elhai, J.D., Tiamiyu, M. F., Weeks, J. W., Levine, J.C., Picard, K. J., & Hall, B. J. (2018). Depression and emotion regulation predict objective Smartphone use measured over one week. Personality and Individual Differences, 133, 21-28. IF 1.967. WOS: Q2 (25/64)


85. Levis, B., Benedetti, A., Riehm, K.E., Saadat, N., Levis, A.W., Rice, D.B., . . . Thombs, B.D. (2018). Probability of major depression diagnostic classification using semi-structured vs. fully structured diagnostic interviews. British Journal of Psychiatry, 212, 377-385. IF: 5.867. WOS: Q1 (10/142)


84. Hall, B.J., *Xiong, P., Chang, K., *Yin, M., *Sui, X. R. (2018). Prevalence of medical workplace violence and the shortage of secondary and tertiary interventions among healthcare workers in China. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72, 516-518. IF: 3.973. WOS: Q1 (25/180)


83. Li, G., Wang, L., Cao, C., Fang, R., Liu, P., Luo, S., Zhang, J., Hall, B. J., & Elhai, J. D. (2018). DSM-5 posttraumatic stress symptom dimensions and health-related quality of life among Chinese earthquake survivors. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9, 1468710. IF: 4.209. WOS: Q1 (12/127)


82. Murray, L. Hall, B.J., Dorsey, S., Ugueto, A., Puffer, E., Sim, A., Ismael, A., Bass, J.K., Akiba, C., Lucid, L., Harrison, J., Bolton, P., & Erikson, A. (2018). An evaluation of a common elements treatment approach for youth in Somali refugee camps. Global Mental Health, 5, e16.   


81. Elhai, J.D., Hall, B.J., & Claycomb, M.A. (2018). Emotion regulation’s relationships with depression, anxiety and stress due to imagined smartphone and social media loss. Psychiatry Research, 261, 28-34. IF 2.456. WOS: Q2 (61/142).


80. Chang, A., Schulz, P., Schirato, T., & Hall, B.J. (2018). Implicit Messages Regarding Unhealthy Foodstuffs in Chinese Television Advertisements: Increasing the Risk of Obesity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health ,15(1), pii: E70. IF: 2.145. WOS: Q2 (44/156)



79. Chen, W., Hall, B.J., Ling, L., & Renhazo, A.M.N. (2017). Pre-migration and post-migration factors associated with mental health in humanitarian migrants in Australia and the moderation effect of post-migration stressors: findings from the first wave of the BNLA cohort study, Lancet Psychiatry, 4, 3:218-229. IF: 15.233. WOS: Q1 (3/142).


78. Mordeno, I., & Hall, B.J. (2017). DSM-5-based latent PTSD models: Assessing structural relations with GAD in Filipino post-relocatees, Psychiatry Research, 258, 1-8. IF 2.456. WOS: Q2 (61/142).


77. Hall, B.J., Lam, A., *Wu, E., Hou, K., Latkin, C., & Galea, S. (2017). The epidemiology of current depression in Macau, China: Towards a plan for mental health action. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, 1227-1235. IF: 2.918. WOS: Q2 (44/142)


76. *Garabiles, M. Ofreneo, M., & Hall, B.J. (2017). Towards a theory of resilience for transnational families of Filipina domestic workers. PLoS ONE, 12: e0183703. IF 2.766. WOS: Q1 (15/64)


75. Chen, W., Zhou, F., Hall, B.J., Tucker, J. D., Latkin, C., Renhazo, A.M.N., Ling, L. (2017). Is there a relationship between geographic distance and uptake of HIV testing services? A representative population-based study of Chinese adults in Guangzhou, China, PLoS ONE, 12: e0180801. IF 2.766. WOS: Q1 (15/64)


74. Elhai, J.D., Hall, B.J., Levine, J.C., Dvorak, R.D. (2017). Types of smartphone usage and relations with problematic smartphone behaviors: The role of content consumption vs. social smartphone use. Cyberpsychology, 11, article 3. Indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).IF 1.400. WOS: Q2 (60/135).


73. *Mendoza, N., Mordeno, I., & Latkin, C., & Hall, B.J. (2017). Evidence of the paradoxical effect of social network support: A study among Filipino domestic workers in China, Psychiatry Research, 255, 263-271. IF 2.456. WOS: Q2 (61/142).
72. Li, Y., Hou, C.L., Ma, X.R., Zhong, B.L., Zang, Y., Jia, F.J., Lin, Y.Q., Chiu, H.F.K., Ungvari, G.S., Hall, B.J., Cao, X.L., Cai, M.Y., & Xiang, Y.T. (2017). Quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care, Psychiatry Research, 254, 80-84. IF 2.456. WOS: Q2 (61/142).


71. Liu, M., Li, L., Zheng, S.J., Zhao, J., Ungvari, G.S., Hall, B.J., Duan, Z.P., & Xiang, Y.T. (2017). Prevalence of major depression and its associations with demographic and clinical characteristics and quality of life in Chinese patients with HBV-related liver diseases. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 31, 287-290. IF: 1.133. WOS: Q2 (66/115)


70. Elhai, J. D., Levine, J. C., & Hall, B. J. (2017). Anxiety about electronic data hacking: Predictors and relations with digital privacy protection behavior. Internet Research, 27(3), 631-649. IF: 3.838. WOS: Q1 (26/140)


69. *Xiong, P., Zhang, J., Wang, X., *Wu, T.L., & Hall, B.J. (2017). Effects of a mixed media education intervention program on increasing knowledge, attitude and compliance with Standard Precautions among nursing students: A randomized controlled trial. American journal of Infection Control, 45, 4: 389-395. IF: 1.929. WOS: Q2 (81/180)


68. Hall, B.J., *Sou, K, Beanland, R., Lackey, M., Tso, L.S., Ma, Q.Y., Doherty, M., & Tucker, J. (2017). Barriers and Facilitators to Interventions Improving Retention in HIV Care: A Qualitative Evidence Meta-Synthesis. AIDS and behavior, 21, 1755- 1767. IF: 3.017. WOS: Q1 (4/42)


67. Tucker, J. D., Tso, L. S., Hall, B.J., Ma, Q., Beanland, R., Best, J., Li, H., Lackey, M., Marley, G., Rich, Z., & *Sou, K.L. (2017). Enhancing Public Health HIV Interventions: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis and Systematic Review of Studies to Improve Linkage to Care, Adherence, and Retention, EBioMedicine, 17, 163-171. IF 6.183. WOS: Q1 (13/133).


66. Elhai, J.D., Chai, S., Amialchuk, A., & Hall, B.J. (2017). Cross-cultural and gender associations with anxiety about electronic data hacking, Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 161-167. IF: 3.536. WOS: Q1 (8/85)


65. Elhai, J.D., Levine, J.C., Dvorak, R.D. & Hall, B.J. (2017). Non-social features of smartphone use are most related to depression, anxiety and problematic smartphone use, Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 75-82. IF: 3.536. WOS: Q1 (8/85)


64. Elhai, J.D., Levine, J.C., Dvorak, R.D., & Hall, B.J. (2017). Problematic smartphone use: A  conceptual overview and systematic review of relations with anxiety and depression psychopathology. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 251-259. IF: 3.786. WOS: Q1 (27/142).


63. Zalta, A., Gerhardt, J., Hall, B. J., Rajan, K.B., Vechiu, C., Canetti, D., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2017). Self-reported posttraumatic growth predicts greater subsequent posttraumatic stress amidst war and terrorism. Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An international journal, 30, 176-187. IF: 2.064. WOS: Q2 (40/135).




62. *Xiong, P., Hu S., X., & Hall, B.J. (2016). Violence against nurses in China undermines task shifting implementation, Lancet Psychiatry. IF: 15.233. WOS: Q1 (3/142).


61. Hu, S. X., Lei, W. I., Chao, K.K., Hall, B.J., & Chung, S.F. (2016). Common chronic health problems and life satisfaction among Macau elderly people. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 3, 367-370. Scopus journal rank: Q3.


60. Ma, Q.Y., Tso, L. S., Rich, Z. C., Hall, B.J., Beanland, R., Li, H., Lackey, M., Hu, F., Cai, W., Doherty, M., & Tucker, J. (2016). Barriers and facilitators of interventions for improving antiretroviral therapy adherence: a systematic review of global qualitative evidence. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19:21166. IF: 5.131. WOS: Q1 (10/88)


59. Lau, M., Hou, W. K., Hall, B.J., Canetti, D., Ng, S. M., Lam, A.I.F., Hobfoll, S. E. (2016). Social Media and Mental Health in Democracy Movement in Hong Kong: A Population-based Study. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 656-662. IF: 3.435. WOS: Q1 (15/129).


58. Hou, C.L., Ma, X.R., Li, Y., Cai, M.Y., Zang, Y., Jia, F.J., Lin, Y.Q., Tan, W.Y., Lin, H.C., Chiu, F.K., Ungvari, G.S., Hall, B.J., Zhong, B.L., Cao, X.L., Zhou, J.S., & Xiang, Y.T. (2016). Comorbid moderate-severe depressive symptoms and their association with quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care. Community Mental Health Journal, 52, 921-926. IF: 1.159. WOS: Q3 (110/156).


57. Elhai, J.D., Levine, J.C., Dvorak, R.D., Hall, B.J. (2016). Fear of missing out, need for touch, anxiety and depression are related to problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 63, 509-516. IF: 3.435. WOS: Q1 (15/129)


56. *Wu, T.L, Hall, B.J., Canham, S., & Lam, A.I.F (2016). The Association Between Social Capital and Depression Among Chinese Older Adults Living in Public Housing. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204, 764-769. IF: 1.940. WOS: Q3 (73/142).


55. Liu, Y., Li, J., Zheng, Q., Li, X., Zaroff, C., Hall, B.J., & Hao, Y. (2016). Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of autism spectrum disorder in a stratified sampling of preschool teachers in China, BMC Psychiatry, 16:142. IF: 2.419. WOS: Q2 (71/142).


54. Tso, L.S., Best, J., Beanland, R., Doherty, M., Lackey, M., Ma, Q., Hall, B.J., Yang, B.,& Tucker, J.D. (2016). Facilitators and Barriers in HIV Linkage to Care Interventions: A Qualitative Evidence Review, AIDS, 30, 1639-1653. IF: 4.914. WOS: Q1 (11/88).


53. Hall, B.J., *Sou, K., Chen, W., *Zhou, F., Chang, K., & Latkin, C. (2016). An evaluation of the buffering effects of types and sources of support on depressive symptoms among natural disaster–exposed Chinese adults, Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 79, 389-402 IF: 2.186. WOS: Q2 (71/142).


52. Canetti, D., Snider, K. L. G., Pederson, K., & Hall, B. J. (2016). Threatened or threatening? How ideology shapes asylum seekers’ immigration policy attitudes in Israel and Australia. Journal of Refugee Studies, IF: 1.404. WOS: Q2 (6/16).


51. Hall, B. J.& Olff, M. (2016). Global mental health: Trauma and adversity among populations in transition. European Journal of Psychotraumatology . IF: 4.209. WOS: Q1 (12/127).


50. *Rosshandler Y., Hall, B. J. & Canetti, D. (2016). An application of an ecological framework to understand risk factors of PTSD due to prolonged conflict exposure: Israeli and Palestinian adolescents in the Line of Fire, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 8, 641-648. IF: 2.673. WOS: Q2 (37/127).


49. Weiss, W.M., Ugueto, A., Mahmooth, Z., Murray, L.K., Hall, B. J., Nadison, M., Rasmussen, A., Lee, J., Vazzano, A., Bass, J., & Bolton, P. A. (2016). Mental health interventions and priorities for research for adult survivors of torture and systematic violence: a review of the literature. Torture, 26, 17 – 44. Scopus journal rank: Q3.


48. Chan, C. S., Tang, K. N. S., Hall, B. J., Yip, S. Y. T., & Meggay, M. (2016). Psychological Sequelae of the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan among Survivor-Responders. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 79, 282 – 296. IF: 2.186. WOS: Q2 (71/142).


47. #Chen, W., *#Zhou, F., Hall, B. J., Wang, Y., Latkin, C., Ling, L., & Tucker, J.D. (2016). Spatial distribution and cluster analysis of sexual risky sexual behaviors and STDs reported by Chinese adults in Guangzhou, China: a representative population-based study. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 92, 316-322. #Authors co-first authors. IF: 3.346. WOS: Q2 (29/88).


46. *Familiar, I., Hall, B. J., Bundervoet, T., Verwimp, P., & Bass, J. (2016). Exploring psychological distress in Burundi during and after the armed conflict. Community Mental Health Journal, 52, 32-38. IF: 1.159. WOS: Q3 (104/142).


45. Elhai, J. D., & Hall, B. J. (2016). Anxiety about internet hacking: Results from a community sample. Computers in Human Behavior, 54, 180-185. IF: 3.435. WOS: Q1 (15/129).


44. *Lin, L., Brown, K. B., Hall, B. J., Yu, F., Yang, J., Wang, J., Schrock, J.M., Bodomo, A. B., Yang, L., Yang, B., Nehl, E.J., Tucker, J. D., & Wong, F. Y. (2016). Overcoming barriers to health-care access: A qualitative study among African migrants in Guangzhou, China. Global Public Health, 11-9, 1135-1147. IF: 2.017. WOS: Q2 (49/156).




43. *Lin, L., Hall, B. J., *Khoe, L. C., & Bodomo, A. B. (2015). Ebola outbreak: From the perspective of Africans in China. American Journal of Public Health, 105, 5, e5-e5. IF: 4.380. WOS: Q1 (4/156).


42. *Hoi, C. K., Chen, W., *Zhou, F., *Sou, K., & Hall, B. J. (2015). The association between social resources and depressive symptoms among Chinese migrants and non-migrants living in Guangzhou, China, Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 9, 120-129. IF: 0.833. WOS: Q3 (96/135).


41. Elhai, J. D., & Hall, B. J. (2015). How secure is mental health providers’ electronic patient communication? An empirical investigation. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46, 444-450. IF: 1.209. WOS: Q2 (51/135).


40. Hou, W. K., Hall, B. J., Canetti, D., Ng, S. M., Lau, K. M., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2015). Threat to democracy: Physical and mental health impact of democracy movement in Hong Kong. Journal of Affective Disorders, 186, 74-82. IF: 3.786. WOS: Q1 (27/142).


39. Hall, B.J., *Saltzman L., Canetti, D., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2015). A Longitudinal Investigation of the Relationship between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Posttraumatic Growth in a Cohort of Israeli Jews and Palestinians during Ongoing Violence. PLOS ONE, 10(4): e0124782. IF: 2.766. WOS: Q1 (15/64)


38. Massey, Z., Chartier, K. G., Stebbins, M. B., Canetti, D., Hobfoll, S. E., Hall, B. J.,& Shuval, K. (2015). Explaining the Frequency of Alcohol Consumption in a Conflict Zone: Jews and Palestinians in Israel. Addictive Behaviors, 46, 31-38. IF: 2.686. WOS: Q1 (7/35).


37. Hall, B. J., *Murray, S. M., Galea, S., Canetti, C., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2015). Loss of social resources predicts incident posttraumatic stress disorder during ongoing political violence within the Palestinian Authority. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 15, 561-568. IF: 2.918. WOS: Q2 (44/142).


36. *Familiar, I., Ortiz-Panozo, E., Hall, B. J., Vieitez, I., & Lajous, M. (2015). Factor structure of the Spanish version of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 in Mexican Women. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 24, 74-82. IF: 2.500. WOS: Q2 (53/142).




35. Canetti, D., Hall, B. J., Greene, T., *Kane, J., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2014). Improving Mental Health is a Key Catalyst for Reducing Political Violence in Israel and Gaza. The Lancet, 384, 493-494. IF: 53.254. WOS: Q1 (2/154).


34. Hall, B. J., Chen, W., Ling, L., Latkin, C., & Tucker, J. D. (2014). Africans in South China face social and structural health barriers. The Lancet, 383, 1291-1292. IF: 53.254. WOS: Q1 (2/154).


33. Hall, B. J., Bolton, P., Annan, J., Kaysen, D., Robinette, K., Certinoglu, T., Wachter, K.,& Bass, J. (2014). The effect of cognitive therapy on structural social capital: Results from a randomized controlled trial among sexual violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1680-1686. IF: 4.380. WOS: Q1 (4/156).


32. Hall, B. J., Bonanno, G. A., Bolton, P., & Bass, J. K. (2014). A longitudinal investigation of changes in social resources associated with psychological distress among Kurdish torture survivors living in Northern Iraq, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 446-453. IF: 2.456. WOS: Q2 (43/127).


31. Hall, B.J., Tol, W., Jordans, M., Bass, J., & Jong, J. (2014). Understanding resilience in armed conflict: Social resources and mental health of children in Burundi, Social Science and Medicine, 114, 121-128. IF: 3.007. WOS: Q1 (5/42).


30. *Kane, J.C., Rapaport, C., Zalta, A., Canetti, C., Hobfoll, S. & Hall, B.J.(2014). Regular drinking may strengthen the beneficial influence of social support on depression: findings from a representative Israeli sample during a period of war and terrorism. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 140, 175-182. IF: 3.322. WOS: Q1 (5/35).


29. McLaughlin, M., Lee, M., Hall, B. J., Bulterys, M., Li, L., & Tucker, J. D. (2014). Improving health services for African migrants in China: a health diplomacy perspective. Global Public Health, 9, 579-589. IF: 2.017. WOS: Q2 (49/156).


28.  Hall, B. J., Puffer, E., Murray, L., Ismael, A., Bass, J.K., Sim, A., & Bolton, P. (2014). The importance of establishing reliability and validity of assessment instruments for mental health problems: An example from Somali children and adolescents living in three refugee camps in Ethiopia. Psychological Injury and Law, 7, 153-164. Scopus journal rank: Q2.


27. Gerhart, J. I., Hall, B. J., Russ, E. U., Hobfoll, S. E., & Canetti, D. (2014). Sleep disturbances predict later trauma-related distress: Cross panel investigation amidst violent turmoil. Health Psychology, 33, 365-372. IF: 3.177. WOS: Q1 (27/127).



26. Canetti, D., Hall, B. J., Rapaport, C. & Wayne, C. (2013). Exposure to Political Violence and Political Extremism: A Stress-Based Process. European Psychologist, 18, 263-272.  IF: 2.174. WOS: Q2 (36/135).


25. Chen, W., Xia, Y., Hong, Y., Hall, B.J., & Ling, L. (2013). Predictors of continued HIV-risk behaviors among drug users in methadone maintenance therapy program in China—A prospective study, Harm Reduction Journal, 10, 23. IF 2.500. WOS: Q2 (13/35).


24. Hood, M., Grupski, A.E., Hall, B. J., Corsica, J., & Ivan, I. (2013). Factor structure and predictive utility of the Binge Eating Scale in bariatric surgery candidates. Surgery for obesity and related diseases, 9, 942-948. IF: 3.900. WOS: Q1 (17/200).


23. Tuerk, P. W., Hall, B. J., Nagae, N., McCauley, J. L., Yoder, M., Rauch, S. A. M., Acierno, R., & Dussich, J. (2013). Forty Days after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Field Research Investigating Community Engagement and Traumatic Stress Screening in a Post-Disaster Community Mental Health Training. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 45, 159-174. IF: 0.681. WOS: Q4 (125/142).


22. Hall, B. J., Hood, M., Azarbad, L., Corsica, J., & Ivan, J. I. (2013). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in bariatric surgery candidates. Psychological Assessment, 25, 294-299. IF: 3.371. WOS: Q1 (20/127).


21. Heath, N., Hall, B. J., Canetti, D., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2013). Exposure to political violence, psychological distress, resource loss, and benefit finding as predictors of domestic conflict among Palestinians. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5, 366-376. IF: 2.673. WOS: Q2 (37/127).


20. Hall, B. J., Tolin, D.F., Frost, R. O., & Steketee, G. (2013). An exploration of comorbid symptoms and clinical correlates of clinically significant hoarding symptoms. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 67-76. IF: 5.043. WOS: Q1 (5/127).


19. Veling, W., Hall, B. J., & Joosse, P. (2013). The association between posttraumatic Stress symptoms and functional impairment during ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 225-230. IF: 3.481. WOS: Q1 (18/127).


18. Grupski, A.E., Hood, M., Hall, B. J., Azarbad, L., Fitzpatrick, S. L. & Corsica, J. (2013). Examining the Binge Eating Scale in Screening for Binge Eating Disorder in Bariatric Surgery Candidates. Obesity Surgery, 23, 1-6. IF: 3.895. WOS: Q1 (18/200).



17. Heath, N., Hall, B. J., Russ, E. U., Canetti, D., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2012). Reciprocal relationships between resource loss and psychological distress following exposure to political violence: an empirical investigation of COR theory’s loss spirals. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 25, 679-695. IF: 2.064. WOS: Q2 (40/135).


16. Hobfoll, S. E., Johnson, R. J., Canetti, D., Palmieri, P. A., Hall, B. J., Lavi, I., & Galea, S. (2012). Can people remain engaged and vigorous in the face of trauma? Palestinians in the Palestinian Authority. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 75, 60-75. IF: 2.186. WOS: Q2 (71/142)


15. Hobfoll, S. E., Hall, B. J., & Canetti, D. (2012). Political violence, psychological distress, and perceived health: A longitudinal investigation in the Palestinian Authority. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 9-21. IF: 2.673. WOS: Q2 (37/127).


14. Hall, B. J., Elhai, J. D., Grubaugh, A., Tuerk, P. & Magruder, K. (2012). Examining the factor structure of PTSD across gender: Male and female veterans in primary care. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 409-415. IF: 3.481. WOS: Q1 (18/127).




13. Jardin, B., Larowe, S., Hall, B. J., & Malcolm, R. J. (2011). The Obsessive Compulsive Cocaine Scale: Assessment of factor structure, reliability, and convergent validity. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 1223-1227. IF: 2.686. WOS: Q1 (7/35).


12. Hobfoll, S. E., Mancini, A., Hall, B. J., Canetti, D. & Bonanno, G. (2011). The limits of Resilience: Distress following chronic political violence in the Palestinian Authority.  Social Science and Medicine, 72, 1400-1408. IF: 3.007. WOS: Q1 (5/42).


11. Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti, D., Hall, B. J., Brom, D., Palmieri, P. A., Johnson, R. J., Pat- Horenczyk, R., & Galea, S. (2011). Are community studies of trauma's impact exaggerated? A Study among Jews and Palestinians. Psychological Assessment, 23, 599-605. IF: 3.371. WOS: Q1 (20/127).




10. Yusim, A., Anbarasan, D., Hall, B. J., Goetz, R., Neugebauer, R., Stewart, T., Abou, J., Castaneda, R., & Ruiz, P. (2010). Sociocultural domains of depression among indigenous populations in Latin America. International Review of Psychiatry, 22, 370-377. IF: 2.732. WOS: Q2 (46/142).


9. Canetti, D., Galea, S., Hall, B. J., Johnson, R. J., Palmieri, P. & Hobfoll, S. E. (2010). Exposure to Prolonged socio-political conflict and the risk of PTSD and depression among Palestinians, Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 73, 219-231.IF: 2.186. WOS: Q2 (71/142)


8. Hall, B. J., Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti, D., Johnson, R., Palmieri, P., & Galea, S. (2010). Exploring the association between posttraumatic growth and PTSD: A national study of Jews and Arabs during the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 180-186. IF: 1.940. WOS: Q3 (73/142).


7. Azarbad, L., Corsica, J., Hall, B. J., & Hood, M. (2010). Psychosocial correlates of binge eating in Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian women presenting for bariatric surgery. Eating Behaviors, 11, 79-84. IF 2.004. WOS: Q2 (62/127).



6. Hall, B. J., Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti–Nisim, D., Johnson, R., & Galea, S. (2009).The defensive nature of benefit finding during ongoing terrorism: An examination of a national sample of Israeli Jews. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 28, 993-1021. IF: 1.304. WOS: Q3 (42/64).


5. Yusim, A., Anbarasan, D., Hall, B. J., Goetz, R., Neugebauer, R., & Ruiz, P. (2009). Somatic and cognitive domains depression in an underserved region of Ecuador: Some cultural considerations. World Psychiatry, 8, 178-180. IF: 30.000. WOS: Q1 (1/142).


4. Hobfoll, S. E., Palmieri, P. A., Johnson, R. J., Canetti-Nisim, D., Hall, B. J., & Galea, S. (2009). Trajectories of resilience, resistance and distress during ongoing terrorism: The case of Jews and Arabs in Israel. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 138-148.IF: 4.536. Q1 (10/127).




3. Hall, B. J., Hobfoll, S. E., Palmieri, P., Canetti–Nisim, D., Shapira, O., Johnson, R. J.,& Galea, S. (2008). The psychological impact of forced settler disengagement in Gaza: Trauma and posttraumatic growth.Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 22-29. IF: 2.456. WOS: Q2 (43/127).


2. Johnson, R. J., Hobfoll, S. E., Hall, B. J., Canetti-Nisim, D., Galea, S., & Palmieri, P. A. (2007). Posttraumatic growth: Action and reaction. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 56, 428-436. IF: 2.490. WOS: Q2 (22/82).


1. Hobfoll, S. E., Hall, B. J., Canetti-Nisim, D., Galea, S., Johnson, R. J., & Palmieri, P. A.
(2007). Refining our understanding of traumatic growth in the face of terrorism: Moving from meaning cognitions to doing what is meaningful. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 56, 345-366. IF: 2.490. WOS: Q2 (22/82).



Courses Taught

Field Placement I

Field Placement II

Global Mental Health

Global Public Health

Community Psychology

Doctoral Seminar - Readings in Psychological Sciences: Global Mental Health


Thesis I

Thesis II