Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., MPH, is the chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, overseeing strategic initiatives to strengthen the Association’s outreach to all populations, and providing communities with resources and support to address the Alzheimer’s crisis.
In this role, Dr. Hill is responsible for driving Association-wide messaging and mobilization efforts addressing systemic health inequities in treatment, clinical trials and research. With support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Dr. Hill led the Association’s work to convene the first national conference dedicated specifically to addressing disparities and promoting equity in dementia science. AAIC Advancements: Toward Health Equity in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias brings together researchers from around the world annually to examine disparities in dementia prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Hill also develops cross-functional partnerships with organizations to advance Alzheimer’s and other dementia awareness efforts and to deliver disease education to those who are disproportionately impacted and underserved. As a result of his leadership, the Association has broadened its reach to previously underserved communities with over 30 new national partners such as the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, National Indian Council on Aging, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Human Rights Campaign, National Black Nurses Association, and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. In addition, under Dr. Hill’s guidance, the Association has extended partnerships with the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) and SAGE, while also establishing innovative partnerships such as the collaboration with GDavis Productions and Films to develop “Unforgettable,” a community-focused stage play that focuses on a family navigating Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving.
Within the Association, Dr. Hill collaborates with Human Resources to attract talent and develop resources that champion staff diversity and a culture of inclusion. He authored an editorial in the Journal of New England Medicine (JAMA) Neurology
highlighting the need for more diverse, representative perspectives to address disparities and pursue equity in dementia science.
Dr. Hill previously served as the Association’s vice president of Scientific Engagement. Prior to joining the Association, he served as director, Office of Special Populations at the NIA, where he led the development of the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework. He 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 and holds a master’s degree in public health from Morehouse School of Medicine, and he received its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2019.