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LeConte J. Dill, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Community Health Sciences

Tel: (718) 270-4386 • Fax: (718) 270-2533

e-mail: LeConte.Dill@downstate.edu

  • About
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Academic Qualifications:
  • MPH, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health
  • DrPH, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
Background and Expertise:

Dr. LeConté Dill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health.  She received her B.A. in Sociology from Spelman College, her MPH in Community Health Sciences from  the University of California, Los Angeles, and her DrPH from the University of California, Berkeley.  Following her doctoral studies, Dr. Dill held appointments as a Health Policy Leadership Fellow in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and a Research Instructor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, both at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Dill’s community-engaged research interests are focused on addressing health and social inequities among adolescents in urban neighborhoods.  As a qualitative researcher, she examines the relationship between adolescent development and processes of the built environment, such as gentrification, foreclosures, and violence.  Her recent work investigates how youth in distressed neighborhoods navigate through them safely.  Additionally, Dr. Dill has worked in academic, non-profit, and public agencies across the country on issues related to health education, program evaluation, health policy, youth organizing, and urban planning.


Courses Taught:

CHSC 5200: Health Behavior and Risk Reduction
CHSC 5205: Urban Health Issues
CHSC 7201: Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health Practice

  • Satcher, D, Okafor, M, & Dill, L. Impact of the Built Environment on Behavioral and Sexual Health: Policy Implications and Recommendations. ISRN Public Health, 2012, 2012
  • Dill, L. Inscriptive Restorations. American Journal of Public Health, 2012, 102 (7):e6
  • Furman, R & Dill, L. Poetry Therapy, Men, and Masculinities. Arts in Psychotherapy, 2012, 39 (2): 102-106
  • Seto, E, Chao, C, Dill, L, Gilhuly, K, Kontgis, C, and Negev, M. HOPE VI to HOPE SF, San Francisco Public Housing Redevelopment: A Health Impact Assessment. University of California. Berkeley, CA, 2009