Timothy Hall, M.D.


Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, UCLA Dept of Family Medicine


Dr. Hall is Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, Dept of Family Medicine and Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is co-chair of the Human Sexuality & Anthropology Interest Group (HSAIG) of the American Anthropological Association. He has conducted long-term ethnographic research in Prague, Czech Republic, with four year of fieldwork since 1999; this project looks at processes of gay and bisexual men’s sexual identity formation and changes in gay/MSM social and sexual networks in the post-socialist era and since EU accession, with attention to HIV risk factors. He has also conducted fieldwork among non-gay-identified MSM in Los Angeles. His research interests focus on theories of sexual identity and the role of sexual identities and various forms of sexual-identity-based sociality in mediating risk for HIV, depression, and addictive disorders. Dr. Hall is also a psychiatrist with clinical interests in HIV psychiatry, personality disorders, and addiction.

1994 AB, magna cum laude, History and Literature, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
2003 PhD, Anthropology, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2005 MD, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
2007 Postdoctoral study, Human Development, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011 Residency in adult psychiatry, UCLA-NPI

Research Interests:
Sexuality & sexual identities, psychological anthropology, cognitive anthropology, cultural models, person-centered ethnography, theories of personality, psychoanalysis, urban ethnography, nationalism & post-socialism, Czech Republic & Central Europe, addiction, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS.

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