Heather D. Hill is an Associate Professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Hill's research examines the effects of social policy on family economic circumstances and on child health and development. She was involved in the Next Generation Project, which examined how experimental welfare programs implemented in the 1990s affected the wellbeing of children. In other work, she uses experimental and quasi-experimental designs to estimate the effects of maternal employment and job loss on children's health and behavior. Hill is co-PI (with Susan Lambert) of the Employment Instability, Family Well-Being, and Social Policy Network (EINet) based at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. This network organizes scholars, practitioners, and policy makers to better understand the causes and consequences of employment instability, and to identify opportunities to promote stability through workplace and policy interventions.
Hill received a B.A. in Political Science from University of Washington in 1994, an M.A. degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2007.