Patrick L. Hill, MA, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Arts & Sciences
aging, risk factors & disease risk, development, health behavior, stress, quality of life, dissemination & implementation research, translational research

Dr. Hill’s research focuses on understanding the individual differences and early life experiences that influence trajectories of healthy aging and development. His work primarily examines whether having a sense of purpose or direction in life promotes better health, in part because purposeful individuals may experience less daily stress and take better care of themselves. Additionally, Dr. Hill’s work investigates the health consequences associated with trait conscientiousness and forgiveness.