Alethea N. Hill, PhD, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
Associate Professor
Adult Health Nursing Department

Honors and Awards
  • 2016 Recipient of Faculty Award in Scholarship, University of South Alabama, College of Nursing (Mobile, AL)
  • 2016 NINR "Precision Health: From ‘Omics’ to Data Science” Boot Camp (National Institute of Nursing Research) Scholar
  • 2016 Outstanding Member Award, Zeta Gamma, Sigma Theta Tau
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  • PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011
  • MSN, University of South Alabama, 2001
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 1997



  • Hill, A. (2016, October). Tailor Made Solutions in Diabetes Care. Sigma Theta Tau International, Region 8 Conference 2016, Jackson, Mississippi.

  • Hill, A. (2016, August) Clinical Advances: GLP-1 Utilization in Glycemic Control. Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Gamma: RePhresh Pharmacology CEU Day.

  • McKinney, K., Hill, A.N. & Howard, V. (2016, May). Race-Gender Specific Associations Between Sleep Characteristics, Allostatic Load and Stroke in the REGARDS Study. Southern Regional Honors Conference, Orlando, FL. (CHC Research Mentee/Southern University and A & M College-Baton Rouge)

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Research and Areas of Interest
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Cardiometabolic Syndrome/Type 2 Diabetes/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Health Disparities in Minority Populations

Nursing Issues and Leadership:

  • Issues related to Diabetes Advocacy for Patients
  • Diabetes Wellness Board/American Diabetes Association

  • Adedayo, O.O.M., Smith, D.N., Hill, A.N., Zizi, F., Brown, C., and Girardin, J.L. (Accepted SLBR-D-11-00257R1). Obstructive sleep apnea and dyslipidemia: Evidence and underlying mechanism. Sleep & Breathing.
  • Talley, M., Hill, A.N., Steadman, L., & Hess, M.A. (accepted with minor revisions, 2012). Changes in the Treatment of Inpatient Hyperglycemia: What Every Nurse Practitioner Should Know About the 2012 Standards of Care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Hill, A.N. & Appel, S. (accepted, July 2010). Diagnosing diabetes in 2010 with A1C: Implications and considerations for measurement and surrogate markers. The Nurse Practitioner.
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Recent Activity
  • 2011-present National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Postdoctoral Summer Institute I & II
    SUNY Downstate Cardiovascular Disease PRIDE (Program to Increase Diversity) Scholar (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 2012 NHLBI Junior Investigator Bootcamp (May, 2012)
  • 2012-present Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
    New Connections Junior Investigator Scholar (Princeton, New Jersey)
  • 2012-present Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Scholar (San Jose, CA)

Accepted abstracts for presentation

  • 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit (November 2012)-
  • National Institute of Minority Health Disparities
  • Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland
  • Associations Between Perceived Discrimination and Allostatic Load among African Americans of the Jackson Heart Study

Grants & Research

Submitted Grants (Pending Review):

NIH/NIMHD (May 2017)

Arrieta, M., Hill, A.N. & Crook, E. (2017). Gaining ground: Improving diabetes self-management through a cooperative, community based approach.
Role: Co-Investigator

NIH/NINR  (May 2017)

Hill-Briggs, F. & Hill, A.N. (2017). DECIDE Online Platform for Multiple Chronic Disease Self-Management: A Randomized Trial in Rural Alabama.

Role: Sub-contract Principal Investigator 

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  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Chi Eta Phi, Inc.
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Alabama State Nurses Association
  • Bay Area Nurse Practitioners Association
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • American Academy for Nurse Practitioners
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Other Activities

  • HIV education at the local and state level in Alabama
  • Mentoring and Tutoring Minority Students
  • Diabetes/Heart Disease education in minority communities and faith-based organizations at the local and state level

Leadership Positions

University Organizations:

  • 2016 University Mentor Program for Junior Faculty
  • 2014-present IRB Committee Member
  • 2015 Ad Hoc Committee: Faculty Development/Incentives Work Group for Enhancement of Research and Graduate Education
  • 2014 Member, Study for Understanding Meta-inflammation in Obesity
  • 2014 Advisory Committee: USA UAB Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences (CCTS) Partner Network Research Training Activities
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Courses Taught
  • RN to BSN Track
  • Graduate/Undergraduate courses
  • Advanced Adult-Geron Acute Care Nursing Courses