Lauren Hill, PhD, MSPH

Lauren Hill, PhD MSPH, is a behavioral scientist interested in medical decision-making, medication adherence interventions, and biomedical HIV prevention. She is currently working on a study to develop and pilot an enhanced patient-provider communication intervention to promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy, utilizing a novel hair-based adherence monitoring tool. Lauren received her PhD in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC in 2017. Her dissertation research focused on the relationship between mental health, peer norms, and HIV risk behaviors among young men living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Prior to coming to UNC, she served as a Community Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Togo, and received a B.A. in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking the Triangle’s many forest trails, painting, and inventing new dishes to delight her family and friends.