Diane Hill, PhD
Assistant Chancellor for University-Community Partnerships, Rutgers University–Newark
Co-Director, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement
Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration
Core Faculty Member, Rutgers Global Health Institute
Diane Hill, PhD founded and directs the Office of University-Community Partnerships (OUCP) at Rutgers University–Newark whose mission is to promote community engagement and create partnerships between stakeholders of Rutgers-Newark and the Greater-Newark region that support the anchor mission. Dr. Hill also founded and serves as co-director of the Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement (CHECE) which administers the Advocates for Healthy Living Initiative, a community-driven collaborative to improve the lives of older adults. Her scholarly work focuses on establishing foundations for strong, healthy communities; fostering community engagement in higher education; advancing healthcare equity and social justice; and improving urban education outcomes. Through research, lectures, collaboration, and service, she specializes in creating models for transdisciplinary university-community engagement and community-based participatory research. Her profound commitment to working with and improving urban communities has led to appointments on an array of national, state, and local commissions, boards, and councils. Dr. Hill earned a doctorate in Urban Systems jointly from Rutgers University Graduate School, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ).