Jennie Hill, PhD

Senior Research Scientist



 Areas of Expertise

  • Community-based participatory research and community engaged approaches
  • Built environment assessment
  • Physical activity behavior, interventions and physical activity measurement
  • Health equity

Food Story

Growing up, Hill’s parents had a large garden as did both sets of her grandparents. Her Grandpa Hill was a real “green thumb” — he always had a beautiful garden. She comes from a long line of great cooks and loves to cook and bake for her own family and friends.


Academic History

Ph.D., Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, 2009

  • Emphasis: Community engaged research and social determinants of health

M.S., Kinesiology, Kansas State University, 2000

  • Emphasis: Health and exercise psychology

B.S., Exercise Science; B.S., Psychology, University of Nebraska Kearney, 1998

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Member, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity