Dr. Jennifer (Jenny) Hall started Ticks In Virginia to raise awareness about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne diseases, particularly for residents, healthcare providers, and visitors to Virginia.  Jenny has been leading urban tick surveillance projects in Central Virginia and researching patient experiences with tick-borne diseases since 2018. Through this, she discovered an alarming number of ticks, a general lack of education, and the urgent need for more localized information with tailored resources for specific population groups.  

Dr. Hall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Healthcare Leadership in the Waldron College of Health Sciences at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke, Virginia.  She received her doctorate in Community Health Education specializing in Environmental Health from the University of Northern Iowa in 2010 and has been a credentialed Master Certified Health Education Specialist since 2013.

Partners & Affiliates

Dr. Hall partners with colleagues, community residents impacted by tick-borne diseases, and businesses and organizations to conduct research, develop resources, promote tick safety, and increase awareness of tick-borne diseases in Central and Southwestern Virginia.  Contact if you are interested in partnering or getting involved.