Alison Hill

Data Scientist & Professional Educator


Alison Hill is a Data Scientist & Professional Educator at RStudio. Prior to joining RStudio, she was an Associate Professor and Center Assistant Director at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where she was an NIH-funded Principal Investigator. Her work has been published in Pediatrics , Autism Research , and other peer-reviewed journals .

Alison regularly leads workshops and develops online learning materials on topics like reproducible research, machine learning, and data visualization. She is also a co-author of the book blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown . Alison lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and young daughter.


  • Predictive modeling & statistics
  • Data visualization
  • Literate programming
  • Data science education
  • Parenting


  • PhD in Developmental Psychology & Quantitative Methods, 2008

    Vanderbilt University

  • MSc in Developmental Psychology, 2005

    Vanderbilt University

  • BSc in Applied Psychology, 2002

    Georgia Institute of Technology