Leadership

Sherika Hill PhD

Sherika Hill, PhD

Executive Director Select,
Evaluation & Innovation Director

Dr. Sherika Hill has worked at the executive level in industry with over seven years of global pharmaceutical research & development experience as a senior portfolio analyst. During this time she oversaw genetics research strategic initiatives in the US and UK. Dr. Hill spent the past 12 years in academia as a scholar and researcher. She rose to the rank of faculty at Duke in 2019 as a clinical epidemiologist with expertise in child mental health outcomes and policy. Her industry and investigative efforts have focused on measuring and achieving population-level impacts for optimal child development, especially for marginalized communities. Dr. Hill brings a community-focused approach to driving systems change, that is informed by deep experience in maternal-child health, public policy, and healthcare administration.

Advisory Board

Research and Evaluation Committee:

Ken Dodge, PhD
Principal Investigator and Founder, Family Connects International; William McDougall Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Studies, Duke University

Larry Aber, PhD
Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, Steinhardt School of Cultures, Education, and Human Development, New York University

Bill Bacon, PhD
Director of Evaluation, The Duke Endowment

Karen O’Donnell, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Duke Medical Center (retired); Duke Global Health Initiative, Duke University

Oscar Barbarin, PhD
Professor and Chair, African American Studies, University of Maryland

Ellen Pinderhughes, PhD
Professor, Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University

Ron Prinz, PhD
Carolina Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina

Richard Barth, PhD, MSW
Dean, School of Social Work, University of Maryland

Kyle Pruett, MD
Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Mary Dozier, PhD
Professor, Unidel Amy Elizabeth du Pont Chair in Child Development, University of Delaware

Dissemination and Sustainability Committee:

Scott Hippert, M.Div
Independent Consultant, nonprofit organizations and early childhood initiatives

Meka Sales, MS, CHES
Director of Special Initiatives, The Duke Endowment

Deborah Daro, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Libby Doggett, PhD
Advocate & Strategic Change Leader for Early Learning, Washington, DC

David Willis, MD, FAAP
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Ralph Smith, J.D.
Managing Director, The Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Kristy Kent
Senior Program Manager, Blue Cross/Blue Shield NC