Clinical Site Coordinator
Dr. Samantha Hill is a Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine physician scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is a native of metro Atlanta and is dedicated to improving the lives of adolescents and young adults through healthcare, advocacy, community service, and educating the future healthcare workforce.
She is a native of metro Atlanta and received her undergraduate degree from Duke University; conducted research at the National Institutes of Health; and obtained her medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her pediatric residency at Jefferson Medical College/DuPont Hospital for Children before completing her Adolescent Medicine Fellowship and Masters in Public Health focused on Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership at UAB in 2019.
She is currently an Assistant Professor at UAB within the Department of Pediatrics Division of Adolescent Medicine where she serves as the Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health Technologies. She also has appointments as an Associate Scientist at UAB’s Center for AIDS Research and Faculty on the Southeast STD/HIV Prevention Training Center.
Her skill-set includes teaching high school students, college students, and residents; conducting research on 1) improving the lives of adolescents living with or at risk for HIV, 2) pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, and 3) understanding adolescents’ choices regarding contraception with a specific focus on long-acting reversible contraceptives; mentoring; and advocating at the national and local government levels. She is the co-creator of a mentoring program aimed at strengthening the health professions pipeline for students traditionally underrepresented in health professions at a local high school in Birmingham, AL. She is the current president of UAB’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center’s Young Professional Board, which is focused on improving nutrition and fitness among elementary school children in underserved areas in Birmingham and rural areas.