Gambling Studies Program

Elizabeth Hall, Ph.D.

Research Manager


  • PhD – Anthropology (Psychocultural Studies), University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA – Anthropology (Psychocultural Studies), University of California, Los Angeles
  • BS – Anthropology, University of California, San Diego

Additional Training

  • Harbor/UCLA: Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (2012)
  • Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research; Summer Institute: Promoting Addiction Recovery within the Changing Health Service System (2012)
  • ATLAS-ti qualitative data analysis program (2012)
  • Understanding Attachment: The Circle of Security Approach (2006)
  • National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, Summer Research Institute Participant (2005)
  • Insightfulness Assessment Instrument (2005)
  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) (2005)
  • Addiction Severity Index (2000)

Research Interests

  • Gambling treatment retention and outcomes
  • Improving addiction treatment services and effectiveness
  • Qualitative and longitudinal study methodology

Select Publications

  • Saxena, P., Hall, E. A., & Prendergast, M. (2016). A Randomized Study of Incentivizing HIV Testing for Parolees in Community Aftercare. AIDS Education and Prevention, 28(2), 117-127. DOI: 10.1521/aeap.2016.28.2.117 PMID: 27459163
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2016). Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures (Third Edition). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Hall, E. A., Prendergast, M. L., & Warda, U. (2016). A randomized trial of the effectiveness of using incentives to reinforce parolee attendance in community addiction treatment: Impact on post-treatment outcomes. Journal of Drug Issues. DOI: 10.1177/0022042616679828 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nyamathi, A., Salem, B. E., Zhang, S., Farabee, D., Hall, B., Khalilifard, F., & Leake, B. (2015). Nursing case management, peer coaching, and hepatitis A and B vaccine completion among homeless men recently released on parole: Randomized clinical trial. Nursing research, 64(3), 177. PMCID: PMC4418035.
  • Prendergast, M., Li, L., Evans, E., & Hall, E. (2013). Consistency in Self-Reports of Drug Use Frequency by High-Risk Offenders Over a 5-Year Interval. The Prison Journal, 93(4), 375–389. PMCID: PMC4145597.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Messina, N. P., Hall, E. A., & Warda, U. S. (2011). The relative effectiveness of women-only and mixed-gender treatment for substance-abusing women. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40(4), 336-348. PMCID: PMC3081899.
  • Grella, C. E., & Hall, E. A. (2010). Dependency Drug Courts: Evaluation of Cost Avoidance and Child Welfare Outcomes. Offender Programs Report, 14(4), 50-63.
  • Hall, E. A., Prendergast, M. L., Roll, J., & Warda, U. (2009). Reinforcing abstinence and treatment participation among offenders in a drug diversion program: Are vouchers effective? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(9), 935-953. PMCID: PMC2867347.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E. A., Roll, J., & Warda, U. (2008). Use of Vouchers to Reinforce Abstinence and Positive Behaviors among Clients in a Drug Court Treatment Program. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 35(2), 125-136. Epub 2007 Nov 7. PMCID: PMC2527867.
  • Grella, C., Greenwell, L., Farabee, D., Prendergast, M., Hall, E. A., Cartier, J., & Burdon, W. (2007). Organizational characteristics of drug abuse treatment programs for offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 32(3), 291-300. PMCID: PMC1941644.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E. A., Wexler, H. K., Melnick, G. & Cao, Y. (2004). A Prison-Based Therapeutic Community: Five-Year Outcomes. Prison Journal, 84(1), 36-60.
  • Hall, E. A., Prendergast, M. L., Wellisch, J., Patten, M. & Cao, Y.. (2004). Treating Drug-Abusing Women Prisoners: An Outcomes Evaluation of the Forever Free Program. Prison Journal, 84(1), 81-105.
  • Prendergast, M. L., Hall, E. A., & Wexler, H. K. (2003). Multiple Measures of Outcomes in Assessing a Prison-Based Drug Treatment Program. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 37(3/4), 65-94.
  • Hall, E. A., Baldwin, D. M., & Prendergast, M. L. (2001). Women on Parole: Barriers to Success after Substance Abuse Treatment. Human Organization, 60(3), 225-233.


Dr. Hall is a research manager at the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. She has worked on projects investigating addiction treatment since 1994. She is the first author of Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures, 3rd Edition and has provided training throughout the U.S. on follow-up techniques with hard-to-reach populations. She has published articles on addiction treatment for women, and on addiction treatment implementation, contingency management, and medication-assisted treatment for criminal justice populations. Dr. Hall has also served as a mentor for Fogarty Scholars and student researchers. Her current research at GSP involves gambling treatment retention and outcomes.