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Allyson Hall 02Allyson Hall named program director for graduate programs in Healthcare Quality & Safety

Allyson Hall, Ph.D., health policy professor in the Department of Health Services Administration has been named program director of the UAB Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality and Safety.

Hall has studied access and systems to care for vulnerable populations for over three decades. She will lead UAB’s Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety, as well as a Graduate Certificate that is the most popular graduate-level certificate program at UAB.

“Allyson’s research on care transitions, patient experiences and health outcomes gives her a unique and important perspective on healthcare quality and safety issues,” said Christy Harris Lemak, Ph.D., chair, Department of Health Services Administration (HSA). “She is also an experienced program director who brings that leadership to this role.”

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