Dr. Nichola Hill
University of Massachusetts Boston
Dr. Nichola Hill is a biologist who studies how viruses emerge from animals in an increasingly human-altered world. She is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts. Her work on avian influenza and SARS-CoV-2 takes an ecological and evolutionary approach to understanding the conditions that create a tipping point for outbreaks. Dr. Hill performs field research in North America and understudied parts of the world, including Mongolia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Zambia and Alaska to characterize the the growing interface between animals and humans.