Suzanne D. Hill

Suzanne D. Hill, CHOP CIRP
Program Director, Outreach and Advocacy

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 and her team 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 has included strategic communications for Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Management at CHOP, a hospital-wide, multi-disciplinary team charged with developing and implementing a new standardized model of care for children. Communications strategies aim to increase provider and patient compliance with the new model, as well as increase awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and treatment among our region’s parents, schools and coaches through digital content.

She provides overall strategic communications direction for Violence Prevention Initiative, a CHOP-wide effort to interrupt the cycle of violence that aims to become a national model for hospital-led youth violence prevention.

Additionally, she 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 Teen Driver Track Planning Committee Member. 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

Research Interests

Health Policy


Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Management, Violence Prevention Initiative, Teen Driver Safety Research, National Child Occupant Special Study, Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS)

Recent Publications

Durbin D, Corregano LM, Kallan MJ, et al. Miles to Go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Crashes. Philadelphia : The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute; 2013.
Durbin D, Curry AE, Garcia-España FJ, et al. Miles to Go: Monitoring Progress in Teen Driver Safety. Philadelphia : The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute ; 2012.