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 several HIA projects and the provision of training and technical assistance to local, state, and national partners related to Health in All Policies. Recently, his projects have focused on integrating health into affordable housing policies and practice, providing technical assistance to HIA teams in Kentucky and Mississippi, and assisting the Maternal and Child Health workforce to address social determinants of health through systems thinking and transdisciplinary collaboration. He also supports GHPC’s work with the Georgia Division of Aging Services and is a technical assistance provider for Georgia Shape grantees implementing nutrition and physical activity strategies in schools across the state.
Dills serves on the steering committees for the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment and the Georgia Healthy Homes Coalition. He is also a frequent guest lecturer on built environment and health topics at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning.