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Sophie Dila MA

Technical Assistance Director, Senior Professional Research Assistant
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health
  • Injury & Violence Prevention Center

Sophie Dila, MA is a technical assistance director and senior professional research assistant at the Colorado School of Public Health. Ms. Dila received her master's degree from the University of Denver and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Peru, 2011). She has a decade of experience in global and public health with diverse partners and communities to address racial and intersectional injustices and dismantle systems of oppression. Ms. Dila's values are grounded in relationship building, shared power and partnership, and the advancement of equitable, science-based approaches, so that all people can experience healthy and fulfilling lives.

Areas of Expertise

  • Population health approaches (policies, systems, and environmental changes)
  • Prevention research and evaluation methods
  • Translation of research to practice to advance health equity
  • Upstream prevention and shared risk and protective factors
  • Collective impact

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • MA, International Development, Global Health Affairs, University of Denver, 2012
  • BA, International Studies, American University, 2007


  • Arbinger Institute Outward Leadership Training, 2019