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Dr. Janeen Hill

Professor, Dean of Crean College
Acting VP Office of Research
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Health Sciences
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences
Office Location: Crean Hall 203 ( 501 W. Palm Ave)
Office Location: Rinker Health Science Campus 214
Phone: (714) 628-7223
Education:
University of Utah, Bachelor of Arts
University of Utah, Master of Science
The University of New Mexico, Ph.D.

Biography

Janeen Hill completed her Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University of New Mexico and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Before joining Chapman University as a tenure track assistant professor (1997), she was a research scientist in Cardiovascular Medicine at U.C. Davis. She received tenure in 2002 and was promoted to full professor in 2006. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Janeen has assumed increasingly complex leadership positions while at Chapman University, beginning with the chair of biology to today, where she is the founding dean of Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and Acting Vice President for Research. Since June 1, 2014, the date marking Crean College's inauguration, she has lead efforts to grow its research enterprise and its teaching/learning mission. Today the college is the second largest at Chapman University.

Janeen's vision for the role of graduate health professional programs in meeting the county, region and state's healthcare demands contributed importantly to Chapman University's expansion to a second campus in Irvine, the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science campus. Today, the Rinker campus is home to Crean communication sciences and disorders, community outreach clinics for stroke and concussion survivors, and those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and to the School of Pharmacy.

As a member of Chapman University's task force tackling the institutional challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, she led the efforts to reopen the Rinker Health Science campus. Reopening the campus to teach graduate health professional students was essential in maintaining our future healthcare workforce.

Janeen is an avid hiker and runner. She is the proud mother of Danny, who is an engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Research Interests

  • Identification of afferent fibers simulated by diaphragmatic fatigue
  • Chemical/mechanical stimulants to afferent fibers during diaphragmatic fatigue
  • Effective counterirritants to pain of DOMS

Selected Publications

  • Hill, J.M., C.M. Adreani, and M.P. Kaufman.  Muscle reflex stimulates sympathetic post-ganglionic efferents innervating the triceps surae muscles of cats.  American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology), 40: H38-H43, 1996. 

  • Hill, J.M. and M.P. Kaufman.  Central command, but not the muscle reflex, stimulates cutaneous sympathetic postganglionic fibers supplying the hind limb of cats.  American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology), 43:  H1552-H1559, 1998. 

  • Hill, J.M.  Discharge of group IV phrenic afferent fibers increases during diaphragmatic fatigue.  Brain Research, 856:240-244, 2000.  

  • Hill, J.M. Increase in the discharge of muscle spindles during diaphragm fatigue.  Brain Research, 918:  166-170, 2001.

  • Sumida, K.D., T. Qureshi, M.J. Catanzaro, S.M. Arimoto, and J.M. Hill.  Chronic alcohol consumption yields sex differences in whole-body glucose production in rats. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 39(5):  418-426, 2004 Sumida, K.D., T. Qureshi, M.J. Catanzaro, S.M. Arimoto, and J.M. Hill.  Chronic alcohol consumption yields sex differences in whole-body glucose production in rats. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 39(5):  418-426, 2004. (Underlined names are student co-authors.)

  • Sumida, K.D., J.M. Hill, and A.V. Matveyenko.  Sex differences in glucose homeostasis after chronic alcohol consumption in rats.  Clinical Medicine and Research, 5(3):  193-202, 2007. (Underlined name is student co-author.)

  • Clark, C. and J.M. Hill.  Reconciling the tension between the tenure and biological clocks to increase recruitment and retention of women in academia.  Forum on Public Policy, 2010(10): 1-8, September 2010.