Skip Navigation

Faculty Directory

Martha N. Hill, PhD

  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

525 N. Wolfe Street, Suite 501
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


SciVal Research Profile

View Current Courses




Internationally known for her work and research in preventing and treating hypertension and its complications, particularly among young, urban African-American men, Dr. Hill is currently an active investigator and consultant on several NIH-funded clinical trials. Her sponsored projects include “Comprehensive HBP Care for Young Urban Black Men”, “Barriers to HBP Care and Control in Black South Africans”, and “Research Training in Health Disparities in Underserved Populations”. Dr. Hill has also consulted on hypertension and other cardiovascular-related issues outside of the United States in countries including Australia, Israel, Scotland, South Africa and China.

Honors and Awards

2005 Honorary Degree, Doctorate of Science, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

2005 Honorary Degree, Doctorate of Science, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

2004 Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa, Göteborg University, Sahlgrenska Academy

2003 American Heart Association Katharine A. Lembright Award for Achievements in Cardiovascular Nursing Research

2003 Nell J. Watts Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award, Sigma Theta Tau International

2001 Honorary Doctoral Degree, State Univ. of New York, Downstate School of Nursing and Allied Health

2000 One of 50 Pioneers of the Past, Present and Future, Johns Hopkins Magazine 50th Anniversary Issue

2000 Fellow, American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research

2000 Fellow, European Society of Cardiology

1999 Fellow, Society of Geriatric Cardiology

1999 Distinguished Research Award, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks

1998 Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science

1998 Partners in Public Health Award, Center for Disease Control and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

1997-98 President, American Heart Association

1997 Scientific Councils Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association

1997 American Heart Association Council of Cardiovascular Nursing New Investigator Award re-named as the Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award

1997 Honorary Membership, American Association of Critical Care Nurses

1997 Distinguished Alumni Award, Johns Hopkins University

1996 Fellow, International Society of Hypertension in Blacks

1995 Fellow, The Society for Behavioral Medicine

1994 Distinguished Practitioner in Nursing, National Academies of Practice

1994 Award of Merit, American Heart Association

1989 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

1989 Delta Omega, The National Honorary Public Health Society

  • Health Disparities Hypertension Cardiovascular Disease Global Nursing
  • Hill-Briggs, F., Renosky, R., Lazo, M., Bone, L., Hill, M.N., Levine, D., Brancati, F.L., Peyrot, M. Development and Pilot Evaluation of Literacy-Adapted Diabetes and CVD Education in Urban, Diabetic African Americans. Journal of General Internal Medicine. (2008) September: 23(9):1491-1494.

  • Peer, N., Steyn, K., Dennison, C., Levitt, N.S., Nyo, M.T., Nel, J.H., Commerford, P.J., Fourie, J.M., Hill, M.N. Determinants of Target Organ Damage in Black Hypertensive Patients Attending Primary Care in Cape town: The Hi-Hi Study. American Journal of Hypertension. (2008) August: 21(8):896-902.

  • Kim, M.T., Kim, E.Y., Han, H.R., Jeong, S., Lee, J.U., Park, H.J., Kim, K.B., Hill, M.N. Mail Education is as Effective as In-class Education in Hypertensive Korean Patients. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. Vol. 10, (2008): 176-184

  • Bakris, G., Hill, M.N., Mancia, G., Steyn, K., Black, H.R., Pickering, T., De Geest, S., Ruilope, L., Giles, T.D., Morgan, T., Kjeldsen, S., Schiffrin, E.L., Coenen, A., Mulrow, P., Loh, A., Mensah, G. Achieving Blood Pressure Goals Globally: Five Core Actions for Health-care Professional. A Worldwide Call to Action. Journal of Human Hypertension. (2007) August 1-8.

  • Hill-Briggs, F., Batts-Turner, M., Gary, T.L., Brancati, F.L., Levine, D.M., Hill, M.N., Bone, L.R. Training Community Health Workers as Diabetes Educators for Urban African Americans: Value Added Using Participatory Methods. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Volume 1, Issue 2, (2007) Summer.