Lorraine Dean, ScD

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Tobacco Policy & Control Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Public Health Interests:

Health disparities, social determinants of health, racism, policy, social capital, cancer prevention

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Lorraine T, Dean, Sc.D., has a Doctorate degree in Social Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.  Her doctoral work was funded through a competitive NIH grant, the Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award.  Since April 2010, she has worked at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health as the Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager to coordinate both State and federally funded tobacco control initiatives for Philadelphia.  In this position, she manages over $11 million and oversees: surveillance, strategic planning, program implementation, evaluation, fiscal management, media, counter-marketing, contracts, policy development, and coalition coordination of tobacco control initiatives for the entire City of Philadelphia.  Prior to her work in tobacco control, Dr. Dean was a William J. Fulbright Grant recipient to Venezuela to conduct independent scholarly research on women’s perceptions of breast cancer prevention techniques.  Dr. Dean is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an Onyx  Senior Honor Society Member and a participant in the Leonard Davis Institute Summer Undergraduate Minority Research program.  She has experience in as a program evaluator, and has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, contributing to more than 10 non-academic publications.   For her work and dedicated community service, Dr. Dean has received multiple awards, most recently, the 2009 JP McCaskey Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Select Publications:

Dean LT, Gilbert KL. (2010).  Social Capital and Political Advocacy for African-American Health.  Harvard Journal of African-American Policy. [in press]

Hutchinson R, Putt M, Dean L, Long J, Montagnet C, Armstrong K.  (2009). Neighborhood Racial Composition, Social Capital and Black All-Cause Mortality in Philadelphia.  Social Science and Medicine.  68(10): 1859-1865.

Shea JA, Micco E, Dean L, McMurphy S, Armstrong K.  (2008).  Development of a Revised Health Care System Distrust Scale.  Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23(6): 727-732.

Armstrong K, McMurphy S, Dean L, Micco E, Putt M, Hughest-Halbert C, Schwartz S, Sankar P, Pyertiz R, Bernhardt B, Shea JA.  (2008). Differences in the Patterns of Health Care System Distrust between Blacks and Whites.  Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23(6): 827-833.