M.P.H., Emory University
M.U.P., University of Louisville
B.S., Emory University
Jimmy Dills is a research associate II at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC). He works to improve public health by advancing a Health in All Policies perspective of decision-making. His areas of expertise are health impact assessment (HIA) and healthy community design.
At GHPC, Dills leads work on specific HIA projects and the provision of training and technical assistance to local, state, and national partners related to Health in All Policies. He has worked on HIAs of green infrastructure and sustainability planning in Memphis, Tenn., and affordable housing policy in Georgia. His HIA technical assistance portfolio includes the New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative (led by Rutgers University), the Harris County Department of Public Health and Environmental Services in Texas, and the Prince George’s County Department of Public Health in Maryland. Dills is also involved in the center’s behavioral health work as a member of the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, where he focuses on qualitative elements of program evaluation.
Dills serves on the steering committee for the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment, the board of directors for the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and was formerly an instructor for the Public Health and Built Environment course offered jointly through Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning.