Vice President, Strategy and Academic Affairs, Academic Institute
Rebecca Hall, PhD was appointed Vice President of Strategy and Academic Affairs in 2019. She provides oversight and guidance of strategic initiatives and partnerships for the Houston Methodist Academic Institute, which serves 750 faculty and 41,000 learners from 68 countries, and has an annual operating budget of $220 million and planned strategic initiatives powered by a $500 million capital campaign through 2030. In this capacity she serves as advisor to the Chief Academic Officer of Houston Methodist in matters relating to research and education strategic planning and development, strategic initiative progress, faculty needs and national reputation.
Dr. Hall joined Houston Methodist in 2010 and has built and leads offices within the Institute including communications, faculty development, research development, planning, and institutional research. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, she was an Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology for Baylor College of Medicine, an Aspen Cancer Conference Fellow, and received the Theodore T. Puck Award for Cancer Research for her work on molecular cancer diagnostics. She has been a dedicated formal and informal mentor throughout her academic and administrative career.
Dr. Hall is a member of the AAMC and serves on the Group for Institutional Planning and the Group on Research Advancement and Development, the National Organization of Research Development Professionals. She is also a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Development, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She serves on the external advisory board for the Center for Health and Nature, and tri-institutional consortium of Houston Methodist, Texas A&M University, and Texan by Nature to advance research health and nature to inform public health, public policy, and conservation strategies.
Dr. Hall graduated from Merrimack High School in NH where she was a national merit scholar, received her bachelor’s in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied abroad at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and received her PhD degree in Immunology from Baylor College of Medicine.