Dr. DeLilly is a community health nurse researcher and Academic Nurse Administrator. Her community health research work focuses on psychosocial factors affecting blood pressure outcomes among young African American men. At Compton College, Dr. DeLilly is the Associate Dean of Nursing.
Formerly at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Dr. DeLilly served as the Director of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program and a tenured Associate Professor of Nursing. As a tenured Associate Professor of Nursing at Pasadena City College, Dr. DeLilly was a nurse faculty lecturer of acute care medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric mental health, and geriatric nursing. She also led nursing seminars, skills laboratory courses, and hospital clinical courses. Her greater than 40-year nursing career has been dedicated to promoting student nursing education, mentoring nurse leaders, conducting community health research, advocating for cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention, hypertension screening and medical referrals. Dr. DeLilly is a devoted advocate for inclusion, diversity, and health equity.