Center for Housing and Community Engagement




Stephen Sills

My academic research has focused largely on housing, health, and labor especially pertaining to minorities, immigrants, and low-income communities. I have over 40 publications in domestic and international journals, books, and in applied research reports. My current research and teaching centers on housing issues, neighborhood-level determinants of health outcomes, program evaluation, innovative research methodologies, and stratification. I am adept at Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) projects and have conducted numerous Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) projects with community partners. I have strong methods training and expertise including multi-modal survey design, evaluation, advanced statistical techniques (SPSS/SAS/LISREL), geographic information systems (ArcGIS), focus groups facilitation, visual/observational studies, content analysis (MAXQDA, Atlas.ti), and in-depth ethnographic work in immigrant communities. I have served as a methodological consultant, evaluator, co-PI, and PI on over 70 grant funded projects: diabetes prevention in the Arab-American community; geo-spatial pediatric asthma surveillance and prevention; amelioration of the social causes of heart disease in the African-American community; and reducing the risk of diabetes and hypertension in the Montagnard-Dega community. In Phoenix, AZ, Detroit, MI and most recently in rural counties of NC, I have worked with youth drug prevention and recovery, youth homelessness, delinquency, and program evaluation for health education interventions targeting middle school students. In the 1990s, prior to starting my career in academia, I was a middle school and high school teacher in NC, WA, and abroad.

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