About Daniel Hall, PhD

My primary interests are uncertainty and stress in illness, with a focus on mind-body interventions and mechanisms. I study and teach patients evidence-based and empirically-supported practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness meditation, and training in the relaxation response. Most of this work is with adults who are coping with illness (e.g., cancer) and/or seeking to change health behaviors (e.g., insomnia treatment).

As a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, I work with teams in:
- MGH Behavioral Medicine Program
- MGH Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine
- MGH Cancer Center
- MGH Mongan Institute Health Policy Research Center

In 2019, I completed a 3-year postdoctoral T32 Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), as well as a postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in the Behavioral Medicine Service of the Department of Psychiatry at MGH.

In 2016, I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (health concentration) from the University of Miami after completing a pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Medicine at MGH. That summer, I also completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health.

In 2009, I graduated with Highest Honors as a Robertson Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Social and Economic Justice.



Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
1 Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-3117
ext. 111-133-1766:617-724-6300

Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Miami
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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View my most recent research

My research examines (a) uncertainty, stress, and health behaviors, with a focus on cancer and chronic conditions, and (b) the development and implementation of mind-body interventions for managing these concerns.