Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H. serves as the Director of the NIA Office of Special Populations. Dr. Hill comes to NIA from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), where he was a Contract Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) with the National Children’s Study after serving as Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) for the Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA) in the NICHD Division of Special Populations. Before NICHD, Hill was an HSA with the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (now the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities). He is current co-chair of the HHS Interagency Committee on Health and Health Disparities and co-chair of the Trans NIH American Indian, Native American, Alaska Native Special Interest Group. Dr. Hill was a member of the inaugural class of the Master of Public Health program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He later joined the charter class of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS), where he worked on the CDC's 1997 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), helped to establish the Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare at Tuskegee University, and implemented a local version of the YRBS in Harris County, Texas. Upon completing the PHPS program, Hill was a research fellow at the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH) at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health and joined the W.K. Kellogg Doctoral Fellowship Program in Health Policy at Michigan. He completed his dissertation research on the influence of ethnicity, stress, and coping on black men's health at the Michigan’s Institute of Social Research Program for Research on Black Americans (ISR-PRBA). Most recently, Hill has teamed with extramural investigators at Morgan State and Central Florida Universities to develop the Epidemiological Criminology paradigm, a public health and health disparities approach to crime and violence.