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Dr. Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a research psychologist and professor who studies health, relationships and other forms of social behavior using the super-generative theoretical tools available from the evolutionary sciences. 


Sarah published her book 'Your brain on birth control'. 

This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control effects women and the world around them, in ways we are just now beginning to understand.

After which she has done tons of interviews and went viral with her Ted Talk. 


Dr Hill is a writer and speaker, with a passion for helping people learn about medical and psychological science and the ways it can help them feel happier, healthier and better connected. 

What makes her special

Sarah has her own research lab, called Hill Lab. 

Here are some questions we are looking at right now:

  • How does immune function impact decision making and strategies of human mating?

  • How does inflammation impact decision making and life history trade offs?

  • How does early life poverty impact food regulation and weight gain?

  • What are the various functions of digestion? How does it interact with the immune system?

  • How does competition for resources impact person perception and mating strategies?

  • How do hormonal contraceptives impact sensation seeking, mate choice and relationship integrity? 

  • How do women compete for romantic partners? 



Ph.D. Psychology: December, 2006

Dissertation Title: Dissatisfied by Design:

The Evolution of Discontent Dissertation Supervisor: Professor David M. Buss

Sarah E. Hill – CV 1

  • Major Concentration: Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology

  • Minor Concentration(s): Evolutionary Biology / Quantitative Methods

  • B.A., Anthropology, May 2000

  • Summa cum Laude

  • Honors Degree with Thesis


As mentioned Dr Sarah researches to make people happier, healthier and connected.


Her main research interests are: 

  • Life, History, Theory & Health

  • Sex, Mating, & Intrasexual Rivalry

  • Motivation & Emotion

Fun facts

In my free time I love to read, write, drink wine, watch football, cook, drink wine and spend time with my family. 

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