Dr. Hill is the vice president of Scientific Engagement at the Alzheimer’s Association. In this role, he oversees strategic efforts to create global awareness of the Association’s international research program.
Dr. Hill leads outreach to a network of staff, volunteers and donors at more than 75 Association chapters in order to grow understanding of the Association’s role in accelerating Alzheimer’s research and share scientific updates. To advance the Association’s scientific agenda, he will disseminate knowledge of the organization’s research program at key events, and work cross-functionally to build programs related to public health and the engagement of physicians and other health care groups.
Prior to joining the Association, Dr. Hill served as director of the Office of Special Populations at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In his six years at the NIA, he led the development of the Health Disparities Research Framework, which stimulates studies focused on health disparities related to aging. Dr. Hill also directed the Butler-Williams Scholars Program, which provides yearly training for early-career investigators interested in aging research.
Dr. Hill earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he trained with the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health (CRECH) and the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA). He is an alumnus of the National Medical Fellowships Inc./W.K. Kellogg Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Program. Dr. Hill holds a master’s degree in public health from Morehouse School of Medicine, and he received its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2019. As a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Prevention Service, a training and leadership program, he helped to establish the Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare at Tuskegee University.