Laura Lee Hall, PhD

President

Dr. Laura Lee Hall brings 20 years of executive experience leading health advocacy, research, education, and quality improvement efforts. Dr. Hall founded the Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC) in 2017 as part of the National Minority Quality Forum to help translate data, geomaps, and educational efforts into improved health in underserved communities, through provider and community education and practice improvement.  SHC has launched national initiatives in flu and COVID vaccination, diabetes, heart failure, and cancer screenings, working with FQHCs, other clinics, pharmacists, churches, and other community leaders.  The work has led to freely available toolkits for clinicians and communications, including DRIVE QI modules (SHCDrive.org) and the health champions program (see: http://ai-healthnet.com/health-champions/).

Prior to joining SHC, Dr. Hall founded and lead the Center for Quality and Office of Grants at the American College of Physicians (ACP), creating a network of more than 2000 primary care physicians in 19 states engaged in quality improvement (QI) activities along with the largest federally qualified registry for Medicare reporting.  Before her tenure at ACP, Dr. Hall led Strategic Educational Initiatives at the American College of Cardiology (ACC), linking educational and performance improvement programming with the ACC clinical registries. Among her accomplishments at the ACC was the development and launch of the credo – Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in CV Outcomes; award-winning in situ simulation programs aimed at reducing door-to-balloon time especially in the treatment of STEMI with a hospital transfer; and atrial fibrillation QI initiatives that resulted in increased evidence-based stroke prevention efforts.

Dr. Hall had previously served as the deputy director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), leading advocacy, communications, and research activities. Dr. Hall began her post-graduate career as a senior scientific analyst at the U.S. Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment.

Dr. Hall graduated summa cum laude from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania in 1983 and received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Naval Medical School, U.S.U.H.S. in 1988. Her post-doctoral work was conducted at the National Institutes of Health and Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Hall is the proud mother of Henry and Isabella Pazaryna, and wife of the Rev. Dr. John Randolph Price, whom she resides with in Annapolis, Maryland.