Associate Professor at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
University of Washington
Heather D. Hill is an associate professor at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Her research examines how public and workplace policies influence family economic circumstances and child well-being in low-income families. She has studied the prevalence and consequences of economic instability, particularly income variability, during childhood. As an investigator on the Seattle Minimum Wage Study, Hill led a longitudinal, qualitative study of workers in Seattle during the implementation of the City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance. She is also leading the analysis of national health data to examine the relationship between state minimum wage levels and adult and child health outcomes. Hill has a Ph.D. in human development and social policy from Northwestern University and a M.A. in public policy from the University of Michigan. At the University of Washington, she is a member of the Executive Board of the Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology and of the Executive Council of the Population Health Initiative, as well as an affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center.