Susan Hillis

Dr. Susan Hillis has served in repeated extended deployments as a Senior Technical Advisor on the CDC COVID-19 International Task Force from April 2020 through July 2021, and as Senior Technical Advisor for the Faith and Community Initiative, for the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.  Her research, spanning domestic and global regions, has led to authoring over 130 peer-reviewed publications addressing COVID-19-associated death of parents and caregivers, HIV, violence against children and youth, adverse childhood experiences, sexually transmitted infections, and orphans and vulnerable children.  She is coauthor of the INSPIRE package for Ending Violence Against Children, endorsed by WHO, CDC, USAID, UNICEF, and other key partners.  She also serves as Dean for the Community Health Stream, for Continuing Medical and Dental Association, CMDA.  Her experience as an adoptive mother of 11 children has shown her that, together with her husband and faith community, unfailing love is unfailing.