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Pilling, Lucille

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Lucille B. Pilling, RN, EdD

Lucille B. Pilling, EdD, MPH, BSN, RN

Contact Dr. Pilling

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


EdD, Columbia University
MPH, Columbia University
BSN, University of Pennsylvania

University Appointment

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Global Health
Women's Health      


Dimensions of Global Health
Human Rights of Refugees, Immigrants & the Internally Displaced


Dr. Lucille B. Pilling’s passion is assuring access to health care, particularly for women. She has over 30 years of global public health experience managing complex, multi-organizational initiatives. Dr. Pilling was Vice President of International Programs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Senior Program Officer for a Bill & Melinda Gates initiative; managed primary health care programs in Africa and Latin America; and provided short-term technical assistance around the world.

Dr. Pilling teaches at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She works with the Non-Communicable Disease Roundtable and the Reproductive Health Access Project, and volunteers at Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA and Christ Church. Her current research is on developing interprofessional syllabi for public health nursing in the community. She also is collaborating on a study regarding the social determinants of health of agave farm workers.

Dr. Pilling graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in nursing and from Columbia University with an MPH and EdD.