About John Hall

John E. Hall is the Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair of Physiology and Biophysics and Director of the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Hall received his B.S. at Kent State University, a PhD in physiology at Michigan State University, and postdoctoral training at UMMC before joining the faculty.

Hall’s major research interests include cardiovascular and renal physiology, mechanisms of hypertension, obesity and metabolic disorders. His research has been funded continuously from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute since 1975 and he has been Director of an NIH Program Project grant since 1988. He has authored or co-authored over 550 publications and has written or edited 21 books, including the Textbook of Medical Physiology which is a leading medical physiology textbook and has been translated in 14 languages. His publications have been cited over 47,000 times and 18,000 times since 2010. He is former Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension, former Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.

Hall previously served as President of the American Physiological Society, President of the Inter-American Society of Hypertension, Chair of the Committee of Scientific Councils, AHA, and Chair of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, AHA. He also has served on the Executive Committees of the American Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension, the International Union of Physiological Sciences, and the National Board of Directors of the AHA.

Hall’s awards include the International Society of Hypertension Franz Volhard Award for Outstanding Research, Novartis Award for Hypertension Research of the AHA, Award of Meritorious Achievement of the AHA, Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Achievement Award of the AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research, International Society of Hypertension Distinguished Membership Award, Richard Bright Award of the American Society of Hypertension, Harry Goldblatt Award of the AHA, Lewis Dahl Award of the AHA, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Inter-American Society of Hypertension, Robert Tigerstedt Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Hypertension, Ernest Starling Award of the American Physiological Society, Distinguished Research Achievement Award of the AHA -Mississippi Affiliate, Lifetime Achievement Award of COSEHC, A. Ross McIntyre Award, the Marion Young Scholar Award of the American Society of Hypertension, NIH Career Development Award, A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professorship and Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professorship of the University of Mississippi, Excellence Award of the Mississippi Technology Alliance and inducted into Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame, honorary doctorate from Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Romania), Visitante Ilustre de Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina, Distinguished Alumni Award and inducted into the Kent State University College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame, and the Southeastern Conference Professor of the Year Award.

Hall has mentored over 120 postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and medical student researchers. Many have established their own successful research programs; seven of his trainees have become chairs or directors of departments and one is dean of a Graduate Studies. Hall has received several awards for teaching excellence, including the “All Star Professor” selected by the student body and was inducted into the Norman C. Nelson Order for Teaching Excellence at UMMC.

Hall and his wife Becky are the proud parents of three children and five granddaughters.