LeConté Dill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health in Brooklyn, NY and a Research Associate with the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
About: LeConté Dill received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Spelman College, her Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of California Los Angeles, her Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of California Berkeley, and was a Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. As a community-engaged qualitative researcher, Dr. Dill examines the relationship between adolescent development and processes of the built environment, such as gentrification, foreclosures, and violence. Additionally, she is interested in the socio-political contexts and psycho-social mechanisms of urban migration, particularly for adolescents and children of migrants. Her recent work explores the multiple experiences of violence, coping, and resistance among urban girls of color in New York City. Ever interdisciplinary, Dr. Dill also writes and teaches poetry.