Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD
In recognition of her research in aging, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson received the Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging from the University of Southern California (USC) Roybal Institute on Aging. This award exemplifies outstanding contributions to the field of translational aging research and its import to issues directly relating to older people. UNC awarded her the University Diversity Award in recognition of her commitment to diversity and inclusion in research, teaching and leadership. She received the Ronald & Nancy Reagan Alzheimer’s Research Award for her research contributions on Alzheimer’s disease in medically underserved populations from the Alzheimer’s Association.
A graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson received her master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from Northwestern University and post-doctoral training from the Midwest Council of Social Research in Aging. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society and National Council on Family Relations.
Having a strong commitment to supporting the next generation of researchers in aging, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson has dedicated many years to training and mentoring graduate students, fellows, and junior and mid-career faculty interested in the field of aging. In recognition of her mentoring, she received the Minority Task Force Mentor Award from the Gerontological Society of America and the UNC Faculty- to- Faculty Mentoring Award from the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council.
Honors and AwardsPearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging
2018, University of Southern CaliforniaUNC Diversity Award
2018, University Of North Carolina-Chapel HillFaculty to Faculty Mentoring Award
2012, Carolina Women’s Leadership CouncilRonald and Nancy Reagan Award in Alzheimer's Research
2010, Alzheimer's AssociationElected President
2009, Gerontological Society of AmericaMinority Task Force Mentor Award
2006, Gerontological SocietyPresidential Appointment
2005, White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee
- Health Disparities
- Dementia and Caregiving
- Family Caregiving and Aging
- Minority Aging & Aging in Cultural Context
Perspectives on Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Update and Areas of Immediate Need. Babulal, Ganesh M. et al….Dilworth-Anderson, …. P., O’Bryant, S., on behalf of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, Alzheimer’s Association (2019). Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 15(2), 292–312.
Opportunities and Challenges in Public and Community Engagement: The Connected for Cognitive Health in Later Life (CHILL) Project. Lee, C., Mellor, T., Dilworth-Anderson, P., Young, T., Brayne, C., & Lafortune. L. (2018). Research Involvement and Engagement, 4(42), 1-12.
Differential Item Functioning in Positive Aspects of Caregiving for Persons with Dementia. Roth, D., Dilworth-Anderson, P., Gross, A., Huang, J., & Gitlin, L. (2015). Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 70(6), 813-819.
Baby Boomer Caregiver and Dementia Caregiving: Findings from the National Study of Caregiving. Moon, H. & Dilworth-Anderson P. (2015). Age and Ageing, 44(2), 300-306.
Weighing Projections of Physical Decline in Lung Cancer Surgery Decisions. Cykert, S., Walker, P., McGuire, F., Dilworth-Anderson, P., & Edwards, L. (2015). American Journal of Medical Sciences, 349(1), 61-66.
Social Justice, Health Disparities, and Culture in the Care of the Elderly. Dilworth-Anderson, P., Pierre, G., & Hilliard, T. (2012). Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40(1), 26-32.
BA, Sociology, Tuskegee Institute, 1970
MA, Sociology, Northwestern University, 1972
PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University, 1975