Amy Hillier

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Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, LDI, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Senior Fellow, CPHI, Center for Public Health Initiatives

Contact information
127 Meyerson Hall
School of Design
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-2341
Fax: 215-898-5731
BA (history)
Middlebury College, 1992.
MSW (social work)
University of Pennsylvania, 1997.
PhD (social welfare)
University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
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Description of Research Expertise

GIS, spatial analysis, neighborhood effects, childhood obesity, redlining,
historical GIS, community-based participatory research

Selected Publications

Virginia Chang, Neil Mehta & Amy Hillier : The Influence of Neighborhood Disorder and Crime on Physical Activity. Social Forces 2009 Notes: forthcoming.

Amy Hillier: Childhood Overweight and the Built Environment: Making Technology Part of the Solution Rather than Part of the Problem Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Special Issue on Childhood Overweight January 2008 Notes: Also wrote blog for Annals website

Robert Churchill and Amy Hillier: GIS in Liberal Arts Education Placing. History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS are Changing Historical Scholarship. Anne Kelly Knowles (eds.). 2008.

Tracey Giang, Allison Karpyn, Hannah Burton Laurison, R. Duane Perry, and Amy Hillier: Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 14(3): 272, 2008.

Amy Hillier: Why Social Work Needs Mapping. Journal of Social Work Education 43(1): 1, 2007.

Jill Sinha, Amy Hillier, Ram Cnaan & Charlene McGrew: Proximity Matters: Exploring Relationships Among Neighborhoods, Congregations, and the Residential Patterns of Members Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2007.

Amy Hillier & David Koppisch: Community Activists and University Researchers Collaborating for Affordable Housing: Dual Perspectives on the Experience. Journal of Poverty 9(4): 27, 2005.

Amy Hillier, Marilou Wernecke & Heather McKelvey: Removing barriers to the use of community information systems Journal of Community Practice 13(1): 121, 2005.

Amy Hillier: Searching for Red Lines: Spatial Analysis of Lending Patterns in Philadelphia, 1940 to 1960. Pennsylvania History 72(1): 25, 2005.

Amy Hillier: Residential Security Maps and Neighborhood Appraisals: The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation & the Case of Philadelphia Social Science History 29(2): 207, 2005.

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Last updated: 08/28/2008
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