Dr. Gill is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and a faculty affiliate of the Bennett-Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) and Child Study Center at Penn State. She has been the recipient of a UNDP fellowship. She is a member of Early Child Development and Peacebuilding working group associated with Asia-Pacific Regional Network of Early Childhood (ARNEC). She served as an EAPRO/UNICEF consultant on developing curriculum to promote social emotional learning during early childhood. Her current research focuses on training, support, and functioning of staff working with parents and young children and preventive interventions for families with young children from poverty backgrounds to promote health, social-emotional development, and school readiness.