- The PI
About the PI
Dr. David Hill (he/him/his) is a physician-scientist with expertise in clinical epidemiology and translational immunology. David is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), and a Pediatric Allergist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). David received his undergraduate education at Carnegie Mellon University and his MD and PhD from Penn where he studied with Dr. David Artis and described a novel immune pathway by which intestinal commensal bacteria regulate allergic lung inflammation. David subsequently completed a residency in pediatrics and clinical fellowship in allergy and immunology at CHOP, and performed a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Mitchell Lazar where he identified obesity-associated macrophage populations that regulate adipose tissue functions and metabolic homeostasis. David established his lab at Penn and CHOP in 2019.
The Hill Lab uses clinical and epidemiological data to guide basic and translational immunology aimed at understanding the causes of pediatric allergy and obesity. David is a member of the Penn Immunology and Cell Biology graduate groups, the Penn MD/PhD Admissions Committee, and the CHOP Workforce Diversity Working Group. He is the PI for multiple foundation and NIH grants, is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology where he sits on multiple interest committees and working groups related to food allergy and asthma.
David lives in Philadelphia with his spouse and two children. He is an avid gardener who is committed to promoting healthy communities and environments in Philly. David enjoys running the greening clean-ups of his kids’ schoolyard and organizing a soup group among neighbors on his block.