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. At the GHPC, Jimmy works to improve public health by advancing a health in all policies perspective of decision making. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism and as 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. His areas of expertise are health impact assessment (HIA) and healthy community design. Before joining the GHPC, Jimmy facilitated collaboration between a local public health department and community stakeholders as HIA Coordinator in Nashville. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity focusing specifically on HIA and physical activity promotion through environmental interventions. Jimmy holds a Master of Public Health degree and Bachelor of Science from Emory University, as well as a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Louisville.