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Elaine L. Hill, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-0165

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Biography

Research

Dr. Elaine Hill's primary research interests are in health economics and environmental economics. In particular, her research focuses on the intersection between health, health policy, the environment and human capital formation, with an emphasis on the effect of environmental exposures on health. Her most recent research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to study the impacts of shale gas development on human health in the US. She is also involved in early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment. Dr. Hill serves to support research projects at the University of Rochester employing "big data", structural modeling and cost-effectiveness assessment.
Dr. Hill is also affiliated with the Goergen Institute for Data Science, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Center for Energy and Environment. Dr. Hill received her BA in Economics and Mathematics at Oberlin College in 2005 and her PhD in Applied Economics from Cornell University in 2014.

Credentials

Education

2005
B.A. | Oberlin College
Economics and Mathematics, Economics Departmental Honors

2014
PhD | Cornell University
Applied Economics and Management

Awards

2018
Faculty Mentorship Award from UPSTAT Conference
Sponsor: American Statistical Association Upstate Chapter

2015
NIH Director's Early Independence Award
Sponsor: NIH

2013
Cornell Population Center Rapid Response Grant ($2,000)
Location: Cornell University

2013
Cornell Population Center Conference Travel Grant to PAA Meetings ($400)
Location: Cornell University

2013
Population Association of America Poster Award

2012
Cornell Population Center Conference Travel Grant to PAA Meetings ($400)
Location: Corning University

2011
Cornell Population Center Seed Grant with David Sahn ($9,950)
Location: Cornell University

2005
Economics Departmental Honors
Location: Oberlin College

2005
Comfort Starr Prize in Economics
Location: Oberlin College

2004
National Academic Squad by National Field Hockey Coaches Association

2004
Jesse Phillips Prize for most outstanding junior economics major
Location: Oberlin College

2003
Albert Rees Assistantship to the President's Council of Economic Advisors
Location: Oberlin College

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/2018
Willis MD, Jusko TA, Halterman JS, Hill EL. "Unconventional natural gas development and pediatric asthma hospitalizations in Pennsylvania." Environmental research.. 2018 Oct 0; 166:402-408. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

9/2018
Hill EL. "Shale gas development and infant health: Evidence from Pennsylvania." Journal of health economics.. 2018 Sep 0; 61:134-150. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

2018
Fisher, M.; Mayer, A.; Vollet, K.; Hill, E. Haynes, E. "Psychosocial Implications of Unconventional Natural Gas Development: Quality of Life in Ohio's Guernsey and Noble Counties". Journal of Environmental Psychology. 2018; .

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Birth Spacing and Educational Outcomes
Book Title: Human Capital and Health Behavior
Author List: Elaine L Hill and David JG Slusky
Published By: emeraldinsight 2017

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