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School of Education & Social Policy

Laura Hillier, M.P.H.

Director of Community Partnerships

Education

M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
B.A., Biology and Psychology, Bates College

Profile

Laura Hillier has worked in the field of public health for 20 years, including work as a senior community health specialist at the Northeast Center for Healthy Communities in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and director of health promotion at the Charles County Health Department in Maryland. 

She has worked closely with African-American churches, schools, community-based organizations, health coalitions, health-care providers and youth organizations to provide and support culturally relevant programs for diverse populations.

Hillier has a passion for diversity and culture, and was trained as a dialogue facilitator at the University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations and Conflict, where she co-facilitated a course on White Women and Women of Color. She has also taught courses in introductory sociology and human sexuality at the College of Southern Maryland. 

Hillier’s interests include world religions, African-American heritage, racial development of adopted children, program evaluation, learning Spanish and kayaking.

Office

Austin 228A