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

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.

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

2016 Aug 3
Turvey CL, Klein DM, Witry M, Klutts JS, Hill EL, Alexander B, Nazi KM. "Patient Education for Consumer-Mediated HIE. A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Department of Veterans Affairs Blue Button." Applied clinical informatics. 2016 Aug 3; 7(3):765-76. Epub 2016 Aug 03.
2015 Oct 20
Nicholson CF, He X, Gómez MI, Gao HO, Hill E. "Environmental and Economic Impacts of Localizing Food Systems: The Case of Dairy Supply Chains in the Northeastern United States." Environmental science & technology. 2015 Oct 20; 49(20):12005-14. Epub 2015 Oct 01.
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