Heart Defects, Congenital; Heart Failure; Cardiomyopathies; Myocarditis
Dr. Hall's research interests include better diagnosis and treatment of children with heart failure and cardiomyopathy. He has a particular interest in network theory and nonrelational data models and their applications for more clear understanding of deeply interrelated and nested data sets in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.
Extensive Research Description
Dr. Hall’s work has focused on cardiomyopathy in children and adolescents and the effects of these conditions on individuals’ qualities of life. He has been an early participant in mobile health and has a particular focus on using network and mobile technologies to study and better understand these conditions over broad geographies and age ranges. He is the principal investigator of a nationwide clinical study currently enrolling patients from 2 – 80 years of age with or at risk for these heart diseases. He is the programmer behind the Yale Cardiomyopathy Index, the iPhone-based application fronting this work. The Yale Cardiomyopathy Index was the second Apple research application released after the March 2015 announcement of ResearchKit and the first to enroll pediatric participants.
Because of this landmark work, in March of 2016 Dr. Hall was invited for five days to Fuwai Hospital in Beijing, the largest cardiovascular hospital in China, to present his findings and begin mobile health collaborations with their investigators. He is working closely with teams to build and release several large mobile health studies expected later this year.
Dr. Hall is a member of the Leadership and Steering Committee for the International Society of Pediatric Innovation, an organization of leaders in medicine from one hundred pediatric institutions around the world. He leads both the eMedicine and Communications Committees.
Dr. Hall is Principal Investigator on a new industry-sponsored heart failure pharmacologic treatment for children. He is additionally co-investigator on several other trials for cardiomyopathy and heart failure. In addition to his research activity Dr. Hall trained as a pediatric cardiologist and completed his Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He completed his Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since his arrival to Yale he has directed the Pediatric Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program which manages patients with these conditions from three hundred families around Connecticut and bordering states.