Dr. Kendall K. Hall

Dr. Kendall K. Hall is a Managing Director in the Health Division of IMPAQ International. She provides oversight for a variety of IMPAQ’s projects related to patient safety and quality improvement.


Dr. Hall has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of patient safety and healthcare quality. Dr. Hall has developed and managed initiatives to improve patient safety and reduce harm, including assisting in the development of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) healthcare-associated infections program, as well as research in general patient safety, emergency care, simulation training, and human factors engineering.


Dr. Hall is currently serving as the Project Director for the National Coordinating Center of the Partnership for Patients (CMS), and serving as a Senior Technical Advisor for the Strategic Innovations Engine (CMS) and TeamSTEPPS programs (AHRQ).

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Hall was the Scientific Director of the MedStar Health Simulation Training and Education Lab, the education technology group of MedStar Health. She also served as a Medical Officer in the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), where she developed and managed initiatives to improve patient safety and reduce harm.


Dr. Hall earned her M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University. She also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship and received her M.S. in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine.

Previous Papers and Publications

Moy, E., Coffey, R.M., Barrett, M.L., Moore, B.J. & Hall, K.K. (2016). Length of stay in emergency departments: Variation across classifications of clinical condition and patient discharge disposition. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 34(1), 83-7.

Chenoweth, C.E., Hines, S.C., Hall, K.K., Saran, R., Kalbfleisch, J.D., Spencer, T., Frank, K.M., Carlson, D., Deane, J., Roys, E., Scholz, N., Parrotte, C. & Messana, J.M. (2015). Variation in Infection Prevention Practices in Dialysis Facilities: Results from the NOTICE Project. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 36(7), 802-6.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2014). Methodological challenges associated with developing and implementing antibiograms in nursing homes. Advances in the Prevention and Control of HAIs. Rockville, MD: Hirshon, J.M., Comer, A.C., Rosenberg, J.H., Johnson, K., Moore, S.L., MacKenzie, T.D., Hall, K.K. & Furuno, J.P.