Akilah Dulin arrived at the School of Public Health in 2012 from a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was the first faculty member hired by the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) through an external search after it become a full-fledged department.
During her time at Brown, she has expanded the school’s research in multilevel resilience resources, structural risk factors, and chronic disease prevention and management. She’s helped to build and deepen the school’s commitment to community engaged research, especially locally in her work with Black and Southeast Asian community organizations and members, and through policy advocacy efforts.
An innovative researcher and instructor, Dulin mentored students at all levels while at Brown, from first years to doctoral students, and created courses that brought students directly into communities for applied, on-the-ground public health work.