Ashley Hill, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Dr. Ashley Hill is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. As a reproductive epidemiologist, her research aims to reduce disparities in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and adverse reproductive outcomes for young people. Specifically, she examines social and structural determinants of adverse sexual and reproductive health with the long-term goal of developing strategies to effectively reduce STIs.

Education & Training
BS, Biology, Spelman College, 2012
MPH, Epidemiology, Georgia Southern University, 2014
PhD, Epidemiology, Texas A&M University, 2019
NIH T32 Trainee, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2021
2019, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University
2018, 3rd place, Student Research Poster award, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University
2017, 1st place, Student Research Poster award, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University
2016, Maternal and Child Health Scholarship, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University
2016, Dean’s Scholarship, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University
2015, Delta Omega Honor Society, Gamma Theta Chapter, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
2012, Charles Frueaff Scholarship, Spelman College
2011, Health Disparities Award, Project: IMHOTEP
Representative Publications

Hill AV., Mendez DD., Haggerty CL., Miller E., De Genna NM. Syndemics of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Young Women. Maternal and Child Health. 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-021-03335-9.

Hill AV., Mistry S., Paglisotti T.E., Lavage DR., Hill AL., Dwarakanath N., Iwuanyanwu R., Stokes LR., Jones K., Miller E. Assessing Feasibility of an Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention Program for Girls. Journal of Adolescence. DOI: 10.1002/jad.12026.

Hill AV, De Genna NM, Perez-Patron MJ, Gilreath TD, Tekwe C, Taylor BD. Identifying Syndemics for Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Adults in the United States: A Latent Class Analysis. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Mar;64(3):319-326. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.09.006. Epub 2018 Nov 14.  PMID: 30447953.

Hill AV, Nehme E, Elerian N, Puga ED, Taylor BD, Lakey D, Patel DA. Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Programs in Texas Hospitals Following Changes to Medicaid Reimbursement Policy.  Matern Child Health J. 2019 Jul 30;. 23(12):1595-603. doi: 10.1007/s10995-019-02763-y. PMID: 31363887.

Hill AV, Menon R, Perez-Patron M, Carrillo G, Xu X, Taylor BD. High-mobility group box 1 at the time of parturition in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.  Am J Reprod Immunol. 2019;82(5):e13175. doi:10.1111/aji.13175. PMID: 31353785.

Hill AV., Perez-Patron M, Tekwe CD, Menon R, Hairrell D, & Taylor BD. Chlamydia trachomatis is associated with medically indicated preterm birth and preeclampsia in young pregnant women. Sex Transm Dis. 2020;47(4):246‐252. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001134. PMID: 32004256.