Amy Hillier, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor at School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Public Health Interests
Current Public-Health Related Activities
Amy Hillier teaches courses relating to GIS, built environment and public health, and racism and social change for social work, social policy, city planning, and urban studies graduate and undergraduate students. Her research has focused largely on issues of geographic disparities and access to services and resources in disadvantaged communities, using GIS applications in historical mortgage redlining and housing discrimination, affordable housing, and park use, food shopping, and exposure to outdoor advertising. Her recent research and advocacy focuses on well-being of LGBT youth, particularly trans youth of color.