Suzanne Hill is the Program Director of Outreach and Advocacy at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She oversees a team of communications professionals that work directly with the Center’s interdisciplinary researchers to translate child and youth injury prevention research into action through health promotion strategies that involve public policy advocacy, public relations, social marketing, and digital communications.
Suzanne’s work at the Center includes strategic communications for the Minds Matter Concussion Research program, a hospital-wide, multi-disciplinary team focused on advancing targeted interventions to prevent concussion and optimizing treatment to accelerate recovery. She also serves on the cross-functional Innovation Ecosystem Team at CHOP that serves innovators at CHOP by identifying existing processes or developing new innovation tools and practices and sharing them with the programs and departments at CHOP that are best-positioned to deploy them wtih innovators.
She provides overall strategic communications direction for the Center for Violence Prevention, a hospital- and community-based at effort at CHOP to reduce exposure to and impact of violence among children and families through high impact research and, evidence-based programs that are implemented across clinical, school and neighborhood settings.
Additionally, Suzanne directed translational communications for the Young Driver Research Initiative (YDRI) and Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS), both multi-year research partnerships between CHOP and State Farm. She currently serves on the Lifesavers Conference Planning Committee and co-chairs the Distracted Driving Track Committee and formerly co-chaired the Teen Road Safety Track. She has been a workgroup member for the National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an expert panel member for the Governor’s Highway Safety Association reports: Protecting Teen Drivers: A Guidebook for State Highway Safety Offices (2010) and Occupant Protection for Children (2008). She was a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician from 2001-2007. Prior to joining CHOP, she worked for a health insurer, as well as for public relations and advertising firms. Suzanne earned her BA from the University of Richmond. Suzanne can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.