James J. Hill, III, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor; Director of UNC Employee Occupational Health


Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, 2001
Residency: University of North Carolina, 2001-2005
Graduate School: Master of Public Health with Concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University, 2007


Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006
Board Certified in Preventive Medicine/Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2007


  • industrial rehabilitation
  • occupational medicine
  • impairment ratings
  • return to work
  • absenteeism and earnings after acute illness and injury
  • traumatic brain injury outcomes in combat veterans

Recent Honors

2005  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident of the Year, UNC Hospitals
2005  Occupational Physicians Scholarship Fund (OPSF) Scholarship
2009  Electrode Store Best Paper Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting

Current Research

Title: Disease, Disability and Death in an Aging Workforce
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (R01)
Role in Project: PI for UNC-Chapel Hill

This study will explore the combined roles of the physical and psycho-social work environment, along with traditional health risks, to quantify predictors of disease, injury, disability and death in working men and women.

Recent Publications

Hill JJ 3rd, Mobo BH, Cullen MR. Separating deployment-related traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans: preliminary findings from the veterans affairs traumatic brain injury screening program. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2009;88:605-614.

Hill JJ 3rd, Slade MD, Russi M. Anthropometric measurements, job characteristics and prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in female medical sonographers. Work. 2009;33:181-9.