Kyle Hill
Office Address:
1239 Mayo
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St
MMC 807 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Kyle X. Hill, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences


PhD, University of North Dakota, Clinical Psychology, 2013
MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Public Health, 2020
MA, University of North Dakota, Psychology, 2009
BS, University of North Dakota, Psychology, 2007


I am an Ojibwe (Turtle Mountain Band; Enrolled Citizen), Dakota (Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe), Lakota (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe). I am active in community-based participatory research with American Indian and First Nations communities in the US and Canada, focusing on research projects across social, behavioral, and environmental health. Specifically, my primary line of research considers the social, political, and ecological determinants of Indigenous health, as well as the intersection of climate justice and Land-based healing within Indigenous communities. I have co-authored several manuscripts and book chapters on the impacts of climate change to Indigenous health, particularly mental health. I currently live on my Dakota and Anishinaabe traditional homelands in St. Paul, MN.


Impacts of climate change on health, Indigenous mental health, community engaged research, trauma-informed practices, health equity, Indigenous frameworks of health and wellness.

Awards and Recognition

  1. Planetary Health Alliance, Connecting Climate Minds Initiative, Advisory Committee Member (2023-Present)
  2. American Public Health Association, Member (2021-present)
  3. The MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) Collaborative, Member (2020-present)
  4. American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Sequoyah Fellow (2019-present)

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