Dilworth-Anderson appointed to advisory council

November 20, 2006

Photograph of Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson

Photograph of Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson

Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD , professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the School of Public Health and associate director for aging and diversity in the UNC Institute on Aging, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Aging, which advises the National Institute on Aging, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The appointment, effective January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2010, was made by Michael Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services in the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

This is not the first time Dilworth-Anderson’s expertise has been called upon at the national level. She served on the 2005 White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee at the request of the Office of the President and has been elected to national leadership roles in the Alzheimer’s Association and the Gerontological Society of America. Her research interests include aging, dementia, family caregiving and health disparities.

Dilworth-Anderson received her doctorate in sociology from Northwestern University.


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