Karl G. Hill

Professor, School of Social Work
Areas of Interest: 
Gene-Environment Interplay
Life Span development
Substance Use and Addiction

Dr. Hill's work has focused on identifying the bio-psycho-social mechanisms driving the life-course development of maladaptive behaviors such as drug use and addiction, in addition to understanding positive developmental outcomes (e.g., educational attainment, life skills, physical and mental health). Once identified, these developmental mechanisms can then be targeted through preventive intervention to improve health and break intergenerational cycles of problem behavior. Most recently, Dr. Hill has lead a NIDA-funded study to examine gene-environment interplay in the development of alcohol and tobacco addiction and related problems.

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