Managing in Turbulent Times: Emerging Leaders in Public Health

Faculty and Staff

Peggye Dilworth-AndersonPeggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD

Professor, Health Policy and Administration
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director, Center for Aging and Diversity, Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Peggye Dilworth-Anderson is professor of Health Policy and Administration, Gillings School of Global Public Health and Director of the Center for Aging and Diversity, Institute on Aging (IOA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She co-directs the National Institute on Aging-funded training program at the IOA in healthcare and aging research. Her areas of expertise include minority aging and health, family caregiving, health disparities, and long-term care. Her current research focuses on health disparities pertaining to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The National Institute on Aging, the Administration on Aging, the GlaxoSmithKline Community Partnership Program, the National Alzheimer's Association, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation have funded her research over the years. In addition to being cited in professional journals, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson's research has been cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, and numerous local and regional newspapers.

Dr. Dilworth-Anderson currently serves on the 2005 White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee. She is also on the editorial boards of three professional journals that address aging issues. Her immediate leadership roles include membership on the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer's Association, and membership on the advisory boards of the Center for Aging and Mental Health at the University of Alabama and the University of Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research. Former leadership roles include serving on the Behavior and Sociology of Aging Review Committee at the National Institute on Aging (1999-2003), and membership on the Institute on Medicine Committee on Introducing Behavioral and Social Sciences into Medical School Curricula (2002-2004). Past elected positions include serving as Chair of the Behavioral and Social Science section of the Gerontological Society of America (2002-2003), and Chair of the Ethnic Minority Section of the National Council on Family Relations (1985-1987).

Dr. Dilworth-Anderson completed her undergraduate training in sociology from Tuskegee Institute in 1970, and received her master's and doctorate degrees in sociology from Northwestern University in 1972 and 1975, respectively. She received post-doctoral training from the Midwest Council on Social Resea11/6/14 Harvard Geriatric Education Center. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society and the National Council of Family Relations. Her current professional affiliations include the Gerontological Society of America, National Council on Family Relations, American Sociological Association, and the American Public Health Association.