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LeConte J. Dill, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Community Health Sciences

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


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
  • Dill, L. J. (2017). "Wearing My Spiritual Jacket": The Role of Spirituality as a Coping Mechanism Among African American Youth. Health Education & Behavior, 44(5), 696-704.
  • Dill, L. J., Morrison, O., & Dunn, M. (2016). The Enduring Atlanta Compromise: Youth Contending with Home Foreclosures and School Closures in the "New South." The Du Bois Review, 13(2), 365-377.
  • Dill, L. J., Vearey, J., Oliveira, E., & Castillo, G. M. (2016). “Son of the Soil… Daughters of the Land”: poetry writing as a strategy of citizen-making for lesbian, gay, and bisexual migrants and asylum seekers in Johannesburg. Agenda, 30(1), 85-95.
  • Dill, L. J., & Ozer, E. J. (2015). "I'm Not Just Runnin' the Streets" Exposure to Neighborhood Violence and Violence Management Strategies Among Urban Youth of Color. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558415605382.
  • Swahn, M. H., Dill, L. J., Palmier, J. B., & Kasirye, R. (2015). Girls and Young Women Living in the Slums of Kampala. SAGE Open, 5(2), 2158244015580853
  • Dill, L. J., Mahaffey, C., Mosley, T., Treadwell, H., Barkwell, F., & Barnhill, S. (2015). "I Want a Second Chance": Experiences of African American Fathers in Reentry. American Journal of Men's Health, 1-8.
  • Furman, R., & Dill, L. (2015). Extreme data reduction: the case for the research Tanka. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 2(1), 43-52.
  • Dill, L. J. (2015). Poetic Justice: Engaging in Participatory Narrative Analysis to Find Solace in the "Killer Corridor". American Journal of Community Psychology, 55(1), 128-135.
  • 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