Ashley V. Hill, DrPH, MPH

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Ashley Hill, DrPH, MPH, is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Her expertise is in social and reproductive epidemiology and her projects examine health disparities and the co-occurrence of social, environmental and biological factors that increase sexually transmitted infections. As a postdoc, her primary goal is to investigate the implication of relationship violence on girls and women’s reproductive health.

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, Spelman College, 2012
  • MPH, Epidemiology, Georgia Southern University, 2014
  • DrPH, Epidemiology, Texas A&M University, 2019
  • Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh, 2019-2020

Selected Publications

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. PubMed PMID: 32004256.

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. PubMed PMID: 31353785.

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. PubMed PMID: 31363887.

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. PubMed PMID: 30447953.

Duncan DT, Hansen AR, Woo Baidal J, Lyn R, Hill A, Zhang J. Perceived not actual overweight is associated with excessive school absenteeism among U.S. adolescents. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Jul - Aug;11(4):398-405. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2016.10.286. Epub 2016 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 27839673.

Hansen AR, Duncan DT, Woo Baidal JA, Hill A, Turner SC, Zhang J. An increasing trend in health-care professionals notifying children of unhealthy weight status: NHANES 1999-2014. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Oct;40(10):1480-1485. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.85. Epub 2016 May 4. PubMed PMID: 27143033.

Academic and Research Interests

Risk factors for sexually transmitted infections among adolescents and community level prevention interventions

Research Grants

Exploring Black Undergraduate College Women’s Experiences with Sexual Misconduct: Knowledge of Resources, Barriers to Access, and Strategies to Improve Engagement and Outcomes (Co-PI, 30% effort), $50,000.