Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health Dean Ana Diez Roux has been named president-elect of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS).
[Photo: Dr. Diez Roux]
“IAPHS fills a unique space among scientific organizations devoted to population and health science, and I’m looking forward to helping it become an effective force in advancing population health science and bridging science and policy. I’m excited to be joining the outstanding leaders who have done so much already to set this course.” Said Dr. Diez Roux speaking about her upcoming role.
IAPHS fosters scientific innovation and discovery to improve the health of populations and reduce health disparities. IAPHS provides a forum that connects population health scientists across disciplines and sectors, advances the development of population health science, and promotes its application.
Dr. Diez Roux’s leadership will advance connections between health scientists across disciplines. Ideally suited for this role, her work spans an extensive range of topics, including health disparities, environmental health effects, urban health, psychosocial factors in health, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, the use of multilevel methods, and, most recently, social environment-gene interactions and the use of complex systems approaches in population health.
Dr. Diez Roux will serve as president-elect of the IAPHS in 2018, as president in 2019 and as past president in 2020.
Dr. Diez Roux is a physician and epidemiologist known for seminal research on multilevel determinants of population health. Her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how neighborhoods, particularly urban neighborhoods, affect health is internationally recognized. Ana joined the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health as Dean in 2014 and directs the School’s Urban Health Collaborative.