Jennifer L. Hill
Associate Professor of Social Sciences
Jennifer Hill works at the intersection of social policy research and methodological development. She is interested in methods and study designs that allow researchers to go beyond making purely associational observations to actually be able to answer causal questions. In particular she focuses on situations in which it is difficult or impossible to perform traditional randomized experiments,or when even seemingly pristine study designs are complicated by missing data or hierarchically structured data. Hill has published in a variety of leading journals including Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Public Health, and Developmental Psychology. Hill earned her PhD in Statistics at Harvard University in 2000 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Family Policy at Columbia University's School of Social Work in 2002.
Hill is also the Co-Director of the Center for Research Involving Innovative Statistical Methodology (PRIISM) and the new Master's Program in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research (A3SR).