Rebecca Hill, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, CNE

Rebecca Hill
Associate Professor, Program Director for Prelicensure
(617) 643-5791
Office Location: 
Shouse - 249

Dr. Rebecca Hill earned her BSN from the University of Rhode Island, her MSN and post-master’s certificate in nursing education and DNP from Duke University and her PhD in Nursing from Boston College. She is a family nurse practitioner, certified as a nurse educator, and certified lactation counselor. Her research focuses on the advancement of the state of the science surrounding tongue-tie and its associated sequalae on infant feeding.

Dr. Hill currently serves as Program Director for the prelicensure programs and associate professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, teaching at the pre-licensure level. She maintains clinical practice in family medicine and urgent care as a family nurse practitioner and she recently co-authored a first-edition pharmacology review text for nursing students preparing for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Dr. Hill is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), with past service as President of two chapters of STTI.

Research Interests

  • Problematic infant feeding
  • Ankyloglossia and frenotomy


BSN, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Duke University, Durham, NC
Post-Master’s Certificate, Nursing Education, Duke University, Durham, NC
DNP, Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC
PhD, Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


*Hill, R.R., Lyons, K.S., Kelly-Weeder, S., & Pados, B.F. (2021). Effect of frenotomy on maternal breastfeeding symptoms and the relationship between maternal symptoms and problematic infant feeding. Submitted to Journal of Human Lactation. Under Review. 

*Hill, R.R., Lyons, K.S., Kelly-Weeder, S., & Pados, B.F. (2021). Improvement in problematic feeding symptoms for infants with tongue-tie after frenotomy. Submitted to Clinical Pediatrics. Under Review.

Pados, B.F., Repsha, C., & Hill, R.R. (2021). The Gastrointestinal and Gastroesophageal Reflux (GIGER) Scale for infants and toddlers. Submitted to Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Under Review.

Hill, R.R., Wong, J., & Parikh, G. (2021). The relationship between tongue-tie and maternal well-being. Submitted to MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. Accepted.

Pados, B.F., Hill, R.R., Yamasaki, J.T., Litt, J. & Lee, C.S. (2021). Prevalence of problematic feeding in young children born prematurely: A meta-analysis. BMC Pediatrics, 21, 110. doi: 10.1186/s12887-021-02574-7

Hill, R.R., Lee, C.S. & Pados, B.F. (2020). The prevalence of ankyloglossia in children aged < 1 year: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Submitted to Pediatric Research. Advance online publication

Hill, R. R., Park, J., & Pados, B. F. (2020). Bottle-Feeding Challenges in Preterm-Born Infants in the First 7 Months of Life. Global Pediatric Health.

Hill, R. & Pados, B.F. (2020). Symptoms of problematic feeding in infants under 1 year of age undergoing frenotomy: A review article. Acta Paediatrica, 00-1-13.

Hill, R. & Sheff, E. (2019). Lippincott NCLEX-RN Pharmacology Review. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Pados, B.F. & Hill, R. (2019). Parents’ descriptions of feeding their young infants – “Is baby getting what they need? Will this get better?”. Nursing for Women’s Health, 23 (5), 404-413.

Hill, R. (2019). Implications of ankyloglossia on breastfeeding. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 44(2), 73-79. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000501

Hill, R., Wong, J., & Thal, R. (2019). Formative assessment and its impact on student success. Nurse Educator, 44(1), 4.

Hill, R., & Flanagan, J. (2019). The maternal-infant bond: Clarifying the concept. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12235 (Electronically published ahead of print).

Hill, R. & Ruggiero, K. (2017). Infantile reflux: the unsuspected culprit. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 13(2).

Curriculum Vitae