Aron J. Hall, DVM, MSPH, DACVPM
Epidemiologist, Viral Gastroenteritis Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Hall received bachelors (BSPH, Highest Honors) and masters (MSPH) degrees from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both focused in the areas of environmental health. After working as an environmental health consultant performing quantitative risk analysis for an international firm, he returned to North Carolina State University, where he completed his doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM). Following completion of academic and clinical training, Dr. Hall joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was assigned to the state health department of West Virginia. As an EIS Officer, he was responsible for leading numerous outbreak investigations, epidemiologic studies, surveillance, and disease control activities.
In 2008, Dr. Hall joined the CDC Viral Gastroenteritis Team to lead and expand the norovirus epidemiology program. In that capacity, he has developed domestic and international surveillance initiatives, led outbreak investigations, and served as principal investigator on numerous prospective research projects related to norovirus epidemiology. Dr. Hall has also conducted studies establishing the burden of norovirus disease and led development of guidelines for effective prevention and control. He is a recognized expert in the field, providing consultation within CDC, to state and local health departments, federal regulatory agencies, advisory committees, and international partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Hall has authored or coauthored over 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and guidance documents relating to norovirus. He has served as a guest lecturer at Emory University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Georgia. Dr. Hall has an active license with North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board and is board certified as a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (DACVPM). He is a member of Phi Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. Along with his wife, he is also a proud parent of two boys.