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Samantha Hill, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Dr. Samantha V. Hill is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and an Attending Physician in the Section on Adolescent Medicine in General Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She also provides HIV care to adolescents and young adults with HIV at Ponce HIV Clinic. She performed her undergraduate studies in Biology at Duke University. She completed her medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine; residency at Sidney Kimmel Medical College/ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children; and fellowship training and MPH at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She was on faculty at UAB from 2019-2023 where she served as Medical Director of a Ryan White-funded Part B and D HIV Clinic, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Graduate Medical Education, and Co-creator and co-director of a high school mentoring program- Maternal and Child Health, Health Opportunities and Partnerships for Educational Success (MCH HOPES). In 2023, she joined Emory University.


Dr. Hill’s research interest focuses on all aspects of sexual and reproductive health in adolescent and young adult (AYA) populations. She has a specific focus on HIV prevention in Southern AYA populations.  She currently has an National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) K23- early career development award focused on increasing PrEP use in Black AYA populations and has previously received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Center for AIDS Research, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. She is the co-investigator on several Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ending the HIV Epidemic supplements focused on PrEP implementation in various settings including schools, Medicaid vs non-Medicaid expansion states, and family medicine programs.  She is also a co-investigator on an NIH funded study focused on developing an HIV research career pathway program for high school, college, and graduate students of color.  She was involved in UAB’s recruitment for the Mpox vaccine study in pediatric populations. Her other research interests center around diversity and improvement in HIV care outcomes among AYAs.


  • Masters in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health- Healthy Policy and Leadership, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2017-2019
  • Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016-2019
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College/ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, 2013-2016
  • M.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, 2009-2013
  • B.S. in Biology, Duke University, 2003-2007

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