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 Awards
Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging
2018, University of Southern California
UNC Diversity Award
2018, University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Faculty to Faculty Mentoring Award
2012, Carolina Women’s Leadership Council
Ronald and Nancy Reagan Award in Alzheimer's Research
2010, Alzheimer's Association
2009, Gerontological Society of America
Minority Task Force Mentor Award
2006, Gerontological Society
2005, White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee
- Health Disparities
- Dementia and Caregiving
- Family Caregiving and Aging
- Minority Aging & Aging in Cultural Context
Dementia Caregiving Research: Expanding and Reframing the Lens of Diversity, Inclusivity, and Intersectionality. Dilworth-Anderson P, Moon H, Aranda M. (2020). Gerontologist, 60(5), 797-805.
Achieving Health Equity in Embedded Pragmatic Trials for People Living with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers. Quiñones, AR, Mitchell SL, Jackson JD, Aranda MP, Dilworth-Anderson P, McCarthy EP, Hinton L. (2020). Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 68(Suppl 2), (Suppl 2): S8-S13.
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.
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.
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