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Allan Graham Hill, Ph.D.

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University College, Durham, UKBA1966
Durham University, Durham, UKPhD1969
Princeton UniversityDiploma in Demography1975
Harvard UniversityMA Honoris Causa1991


Allan G. Hill has been the Andelot Professor of Demography at Harvard University since 1991. He directs the Education Office of the Department of Population and International Health in the Harvard School of Public Health, chairs the Master degree Committee and has taught courses at Harvard on population and development, analysis of fertility and mortality, measuring population health, qualitative analysis methods and approaches, reproduction and reproductive health and on the assessment of the impact of health programs.


The long-standing focus of Hill's research has been understanding the health, mortality and fertility health transitions and their determinants in the Arab World and West Africa. He directs a series of studies in Ghana including Wave 2 of the Women's Health Study of Accra, a panel study of the health transitions and differentials in 3200 urban women. Related work with Guenther Fink focuses on time use and health in the same households. Additional studies in Accra with John R Weeks (San Diego State) and David Rain (George Washington University) are concerned with the effect of place on health and poverty in the city. Research in the Middle East continues with a burden of disease study in Kuwait and research on health and population issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Other work in Africa includes research on the impact on child survival of UNICEF's Accelerated Child Survival and Development interventions and an assessment of the effectiveness of UNICEF's Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS-3). A project with Statistics/South Africa is examining the demographic, social and economic differentials there through the lens of the 2007 Community Survey.

Development of a 'Talking Book' for Non-literate Sexual-reproductive Health Educators in the Gambia
International, 06/22/00 - 08/17/00

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  1. Clark SN, Bennett JE, Arku RE, Hill AG, Fink G, Adanu RM, Biritwum RB, Darko R, Bawah A, Duda RB, Ezzati M. Small area variations and factors associated with blood pressure and body-mass index in adult women in Accra, Ghana: Bayesian spatial analysis of a representative population survey and census data. PLoS Med. 2021 11; 18(11):e1003850. PMID: 34762663; PMCID: PMC8584976.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Dotse-Gborgbortsi W, Dwomoh D, Alegana V, Hill A, Tatem AJ, Wright J. The influence of distance and quality on utilisation of birthing services at health facilities in Eastern Region, Ghana. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(Suppl 5):e002020. PMID: 32154031; PMCID: PMC7044703.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    
  3. Morgan SA, Eyles C, Roderick PJ, Adongo PB, Hill AG. Women living with multi-morbidity in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana: a qualitative study guided by the Cumulative Complexity Model. J Biosoc Sci. 2019 07; 51(4):562-577. PMID: 30472965.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Frempong-Ainguah F, Bailey CE, Hill AG. Women's health status in urban Ghana: dimensions and differentials using short form 36. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018 Apr 24; 16(1):74. PMID: 29690865.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Wardrop NA, Hill AG, Dzodzomenyo M, Aryeetey G, Wright JA. Livestock ownership and microbial contamination of drinking-water: Evidence from nationally representative household surveys in Ghana, Nepal and Bangladesh. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2018 01; 221(1):33-40. PMID: 29031736.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  6. Blanchard K, Gutierrez HR, Lince-Deroche N, Adanu RMK, Hill AG. Contraceptive Use among Women in Accra, Ghana: 2003 and 2008. Afr J Reprod Health. 2016 Dec; 20(4):22-36. PMID: 29566316.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Wright J, Dzodzomenyo M, Fink G, Wardrop NA, Aryeetey GC, Adanu RM, Hill AG. Subsidized Sachet Water to Reduce Diarrheal Disease in Young Children: A Feasibility Study in Accra, Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Jul 06; 95(1):239-246. PMID: 27215298; PMCID: PMC4944696.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Wright J, Dzodzomenyo M, Wardrop NA, Johnston R, Hill A, Aryeetey G, Adanu R. Effects of Sachet Water Consumption on Exposure to Microbe-Contaminated Drinking Water: Household Survey Evidence from Ghana. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Mar 09; 13(3). PMID: 27005650; PMCID: PMC4808966.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  9. Waterhouse P, Hill AG, Hinde A. Childbearing and Economic Work: The Health Balance of Women in Accra, Ghana. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Feb; 20(2):408-21. PMID: 26537388; PMCID: PMC4737796.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Afshar S, Roderick PJ, Kowal P, Dimitrov BD, Hill AG. Multimorbidity and the inequalities of global ageing: a cross-sectional study of 28 countries using the World Health Surveys. BMC Public Health. 2015 Aug 13; 15:776. PMID: 26268536; PMCID: PMC4534141.
    Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Mowafi M, Khadr Z, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV, Hill A, Bennett GG. Socioeconomic status and obesity in Cairo, Egypt: a heavy burden for all. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2014 Mar; 4(1):13-21. PMID: 24534331.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Fink G, Weeks JR, Hill AG. Income and health in Accra, Ghana: results from a time use and health study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Oct; 87(4):608-15. PMID: 22927498; PMCID: PMC3516308.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Darko R, Hill AG. The health of adult women in Accra. Ghana Med J. 2012 Jun; 46(2):49. PMID: 23310987.
  14. Darko R, Hill AG. The health of adult women in Accra. Ghana Med J. 2012 Jun; 46(2):49. PMID: 23284183.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Weeks JR, Getis A, Stow DA, Hill AG, Rain D, Engstrom R, Stoler J, Lippitt C, Jankowska M, Lopez-Carr AC, Coulter L, Ofiesh C. Connecting the Dots Between Health, Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana. Ann Assoc Am Geogr. 2012; 102(5):932-941. PMID: 24532846.
    Citations: 14     
  16. Mowafi M, Khadr Z, Bennett G, Hill A, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV. Is access to neighborhood green space associated with BMI among Egyptians? A multilevel study of Cairo neighborhoods. Health Place. 2012 Mar; 18(2):385-90. PMID: 22245449.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Austin AM, Hill AG, Fawzi WW. Maternal obesity trends in Egypt 1995-2005. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Apr; 9(2):167-79. PMID: 21978237.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Stoler J, Fink G, Weeks JR, Otoo RA, Ampofo JA, Hill AG. When urban taps run dry: sachet water consumption and health effects in low income neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana. Health Place. 2012 Mar; 18(2):250-62. PMID: 22018970; PMCID: PMC3274644.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Austin AM, Fawzi W, Hill AG. Anaemia among Egyptian Children between 2000 and 2005: trends and predictors. Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Oct; 8(4):522-32. PMID: 21951327.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Duda RB, Anarfi JK, Adanu RM, Seffah J, Darko R, Hill AG. The health of the "older women" in Accra, Ghana: results of the Women's Health Study of Accra. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2011 Sep; 26(3):299-314. PMID: 21695397.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Zhou Z, Dionisio KL, Arku RE, Quaye A, Hughes AF, Vallarino J, Spengler JD, Hill A, Agyei-Mensah S, Ezzati M. Household and community poverty, biomass use, and air pollution in Accra, Ghana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 05; 108(27):11028-33. PMID: 21690396.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  22. Robyn PJ, Hill A, Liu Y, Souares A, Savadogo G, Sié A, Sauerborn R. Econometric analysis to evaluate the effect of community-based health insurance on reducing informal self-care in Burkina Faso. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Mar; 27(2):156-65. PMID: 21414993; PMCID: PMC3291875.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Mowafi M, Khadr Z, Subramanian SV, Bennett G, Hill A, Kawachi I. Are neighborhood education levels associated with BMI among adults in Cairo, Egypt? Soc Sci Med. 2011 Apr; 72(8):1274-83. PMID: 21440350.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Weeks JR, Getis A, Hill AG, Agyei-Mensah S, Rain D. Neighborhoods and Fertility in Accra, Ghana: An AMOEBA-based Approach. Ann Assoc Am Geogr. 2010; 100(3):558-578. PMID: 21572914.
    Citations: 13     
  25. Stoler J, Weeks JR, Getis A, Hill AG. Distance threshold for the effect of urban agriculture on elevated self-reported malaria prevalence in Accra, Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Apr; 80(4):547-54. PMID: 19346373; PMCID: PMC2714825.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  26. Clark CJ, Hill A, Jabbar K, Silverman JG. Violence during pregnancy in Jordan: its prevalence and associated risk and protective factors. Violence Against Women. 2009 Jun; 15(6):720-35. PMID: 19269932.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Adanu RM, Seffah JD, Hill AG, Darko R, Duda RB, Anarfi JK. Contraceptive use by women in Accra, Ghana: results from the 2003 Accra Women's Health Survey. Afr J Reprod Health. 2009 Mar; 13(1):123-33. PMID: 20687270.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Adanu RM, Hill AG, Seffah JD, Darko R, Anarfi JK, Duda RB. Sexually transmitted infections and health seeking behaviour among Ghanaian women in Accra. Afr J Reprod Health. 2008 Dec; 12(3):151-8. PMID: 19435019.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Oliveras E, Ahiadeke C, Adanu RM, Hill AG. Clinic-based surveillance of adverse pregnancy outcomes to identify induced abortions in Accra, Ghana. Stud Fam Plann. 2008 Jun; 39(2):133-40. PMID: 18678177.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Duda RB, Jumah NA, Hill AG, Seffah J, Biritwum R. Assessment of the ideal body image of women in Accra, Ghana. Trop Doct. 2007 Oct; 37(4):241-4. PMID: 17988495.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Duba RB, Hill AG. Surgery in developing countries: should surgery have a role in population-based health care? Bull Am Coll Surg. 2007 May; 92(5):12-8, 35. PMID: 17655167.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Weeks JR, Hill A, Stow D, Getis A, Fugate D. Can we spot a neighborhood from the air? Defining neighborhood structure in Accra, Ghana. GeoJournal. 2007; 69(1-2):9-22. PMID: 19478993.
    Citations: 16     
  33. Hill AG, Clark CJ, Lubbad I, Bruderlein C. Hope and despair over health in Gaza. BMJ. 2006 Oct 21; 333(7573):845-6. PMID: 17053241; PMCID: PMC1618445.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  34. Duda RB, Kim MP, Darko R, Adanu RM, Seffah J, Anarfi JK, Hill AG. Results of the Women's Health Study of Accra: assessment of blood pressure in urban women. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Apr 12; 117(1):115-22. PMID: 16887210.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Duda RB, Jumah NA, Hill AG, Seffah J, Biritwum R. Interest in healthy living outweighs presumed cultural norms for obesity for Ghanaian women. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2006 Jul 20; 4:44. PMID: 16857048.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    Citations: 9     
  37. Duda RB, Darko R, Adanu RM, Seffah J, Anarfi JK, Gautam S, Hill AG. HIV prevalence and risk factors in women of Accra, Gghana: results from the women's health study of Accra. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Jul; 73(1):63-6. PMID: 16014834.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Ratcliffe AA, Hill AG, Harrington DP, Walraven G. Reporting of fertility events by men and women in rural Gambia. Demography. 2002 Aug; 39(3):573-86. PMID: 12205759.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  39. Hill AG, MacLeod WB, Joof D, Gomez P, Walraven G. Decline of mortality in children in rural Gambia: the influence of village-level primary health care. Trop Med Int Health. 2000 Feb; 5(2):107-18. PMID: 10747270.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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