Carl V. Hill

Carl V. Hill

Carl V. Hill

Power Words

Preparation, Focus, Resilience, Networking, Sharing.

Where were you born? 

Atlanta, GA

What school did you attend? 

"Morehouse College (B.A.), Morehouse School of Medicine (M.P.H.), University of Michigan (Ph.D.)

What IC do you work for? 

The National Institute on Aging (NIA)

How many years have you worked at the NIH? 

13 years

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

After starting my career focused on applied public health with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I became interested with NIH's mission of supporting rigorous biomedical research that investigates the fundamental factors that influence health, life expectancy, illness and disability.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I direct the Office of Special Populations which seeks to stimulate diversity initiatives and health disparities research related to aging with the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

What message would you like to send to young Blacks who are considering going to college? 

Seek mentors that are honest about your opportunities for growth and who provide coaching to help you become the best student that you can be.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in research? 

I chose a career in research to better understand the relationship between social factors, health behaviors and health outcomes for populations that endure health disparities the U.S.

What would you say is your most significant contribution to science or medicine? 

Working with colleagues at NIH and at many academic institutions to develop tools and resources for better understanding how multi-level factors contribute to and sustain health disparities in the U.S.

Regarding your career here at NIH, what accomplishment are you the most proud of? 

I am most proud of starting my career with the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and extending the vision of NCMHD to work with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and now with the National Institute on Aging (NIA).