Sharon M. Hall, PhD - Contact Information

Hall, Sharon

Title: Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; Principal Investigator, San Francisco Treatment Center


Washington State University, Pullman, PhD, Psychology

Postgraduate Training:

Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Clinical Psychology Internship

Biography Summary:

My research is on the treatment of drug abuse, especially tobacco dependence, and better understanding the processes of change through randomized clinical trials and related studies.  I am especially interested in the treatment of comorbidities in special populations, and the complexities that comorbidities introduce into treatment.  My recent studies reflect these interests.  Two ongoing studies focus on extended treatment of tobacco: (1) a study of extended tobacco dependence intervention in bupropion treatment; (2) a clinical trial treatment of tobacco dependence in patients enrolled in a general medicine clinic.  My group is also collaborating with others in the department to study the pharmacogenetics in tobacco dependence treatment, treatment of smoker with co-morbid disorders and other specific population of smokers.  In 2007, I received the Ove Ferno Award for Clinical Research from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

I am the Leader of the Tobacco Control program of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an active participant in the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

I have strong interests in training.  I have mentored psychologists and psychiatric residents interested in behavioral and pharmacological treatment of drug dependence.  I also have been active in mentoring faculty. In June 2003, I was awarded the George Sarlo Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.

Selected Publications

Hall, S.M., Humfleet, G.L., Munoz, R.F., Reus, V.I., Prochaska, J.J., Robbins, J.A. (2011) Using Extended Cognitive Behavioral Treatment and Medication to Treat Dependent Smokers.  American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2349-56.

Hendricks, P.S., Wood, S.B., Baker, M.R., Delucchi, K.L., Hall, S.M.  (2011) The Smoking Abstinence Questionnaire:  measurement of smokers' abstinence-related expectancies.  Addiction, 106(4), 716-728.

Hall, S.M., Prochaska, J.J. (2009). Treatment of smokers with co-occurring disorders; emphasis on integration in mental health and addiction treatment settings. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, April (5), 409-31.

Hall, S.M., Humfleet, G.L., Munoz, R.F., Reus, V.I., Robbins, J.A., Prochaska, J.J. (2009). Extended treatment of older cigarette smokers.  Addiction, 104(6), 1043-52.

Hall, S.M., Humfleet, G.L., Gorecki, J.A., Munoz, R.F., Reus, V.I., Prochaska, J.J. (2008).  Older versus younger treatment-seeking smokers:  Differences in smoking behavior, drug and alcohol use, and psychosocial and physical function.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 10(3), 463-470.

Barnett, P.G., Wong, W., Hall, S.M. (2008).  The cost-effectiveness of a smoking cessation program for outpatients in treatment for depression.  Addiction, 103(5), 834-840.

Hall, S.M., Tsoh, J.Y., Prochaska, J.J., Eisendrath, S., Rossi, J.S., Redding, C.A., Rosen, A.B., Meisner, M., Humfleet, G.L., Gorecki, J.A. (2006). Treatment for cigarette smoking among depressed mental health outpatients: A randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Public Health, 96(10), 1808-1814.  

Clinical Expertise:

behavioral treatment of substance abuse, especially the treatment of tobacco dependence

Educational Expertise:

substance abuse research and research methodology, especially clinical trials research methods

Research Areas:

behavioral and pharmacological treatment of substance abuse

Campus Location: Parnassus

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