Angela Massey Hill, PharmD, CPh, RPh, is associate dean and professor of pharmacy at the University of South Florida (USF) Health Taneja College of Pharmacy in Tampa. Her clinical work focuses primarily on neuropsychiatric conditions and gerontology. She has worked throughout her career to improve the care of people with dementia and to educate patients, clinicians, and caregivers about dementia and other memory disorders. She practices as a clinician at Reliance Medical Centers, where she provides medication therapy management and works with the organization’s Brain Health Awareness program. She is also a consultant for the USF Neuroscience Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.
Hill was the 2004 recipient of a research endowment from Delta Sigma Theta Inc. for the investigation of biomarkers associated with Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans. The award launched and continues to drive her research agenda.
As associate dean of clinical affairs for USF’s Taneja College of Pharmacy, Hill is the project manager for WE-CARE (Workgroup Enhancing Community Advocacy Research & Education), a community-based research entity that boosts the participation of underrepresented populations in clinical studies, with the goal of reducing healthcare disparities. The initiative has focused on improving community engagement in studies involving COVID-19, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and mental health. She is a coleader of a faith and pharmacy initiative — a collaboration between ABHP and the Georgia Community Health Alliance — that brings together pharmacists, pastors, and others in the faith-based community to increase awareness of how pharmacists can help to address parishoners’ mental health needs. She also coleads initiatives targeting vaccination hesitancy and the prevention of burnout in healthcare workers.
In addition to her local and regional work, Hill has also coordinated with academic and clinical colleagues in Africa and Panama on initiatives to help meet the health and social support needs of underserved communities outside the United States.
Hill has developed and participated in postgraduate training initiatives for pharmacists at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, the Apalachee Center Inc., the Florida State Hospital, the Department of Veterans Affairs in Tallahassee, and USF. She has been an invited speaker at educational events for pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, and caregivers in Florida, nationally, and internationally.
Hill joined ABHP as a student pharmacist and has been active in the organization ever since, serving on committees and as a speaker at ABHP events and programs. She was the 2004 recipient of the ABHP Pharmaceutical Care Award.
Hill earned her PharmD degree from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee and completed a postgraduate residency program in neurology at the Neuroscience Research Foundation Inc. She has been a tenured professor at USF since 2017. Previously, she held a series of academic appointments at the Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Tallahassee.