Elaine L. Hill, Ph.D.

Elaine L. Hill, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 420644
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Elaine received her BA in economics and mathematics at Oberlin College in 2005 and her PhD in applied economics from Cornell University in May 2014. Hill's research is at the intersection between health, health policy, the environment and human capital formation. Her most recent research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to study the impacts of shale gas development on infant health in the US, which she plans to expand with colleagues at URMC. She is currently involved in early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment. She will also serve to support research projects at the University of Rochester employing "big data", structural modeling and cost-effectiveness assessment.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Cornell Population Center Rapid Response Grant ($2,000) | Cornell University 2013
Cornell Population Center Conference Travel Grant to PAA Meetings ($400) | Cornell University 2013
Population Association of America Poster Award 2013
Cornell Population Center Conference Travel Grant to PAA Meetings ($400) | Corning University 2012
Cornell Population Center Seed Grant with David Sahn ($9,950) | Cornell University 2011
Economics Departmental Honors | Oberlin College 2005
Comfort Starr Prize in Economics | Oberlin College 2005
National Academic Squad by National Field Hockey Coaches Association 2004
Jesse Phillips Prize for most outstanding junior economics major | Oberlin College 2004
Albert Rees Assistantship to the President's Council of Economic Advisors | Oberlin College 2003

Recent Journal Articles

2008 Jul
Finkelstein DM, Hill EL, Whitaker RC. "School food environments and policies in US public schools." Pediatrics. 2008 Jul; 122(1):e251-9.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Applied Economics and Management | Cornell University2014
B.A. | Economics and Mathematics, Economics Departmental Honors | Oberlin College2005