Dilworth-Anderson, expert on aging, to join Global Council on Brain Health

October 14, 2015

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson

Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve a two-year term on the governance committee of the new Global Council on Brain Health convened by AARP and AgeUK (the United Kingdom’s largest charity dedicated to making the most of later life).

The Council will bring together physicians, scientists, policy experts and others to recommend best practices regarding brain health maintenance and to provide the public with trustworthy information on brain health – an increasingly important topic as people live longer.

Dilworth-Anderson, who also is the associate director of aging and diversity at the UNC Institute for Aging, is one of only a dozen international authorities on aging who were invited to join the governance committee.

Formerly, she served as a Presidential appointee on the White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee (2002 to 2005), as president of the Gerontological Society of America (2009 to 2010), and as an appointed member of the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence (2012 to 2014.)

“This invitation recognizes Professor Dilworth-Anderson’s exemplary leadership in aging research and her years of commitment to studying minority aging, caregiving and dementia,” said Daniel Lee, PhD, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School. “She is a respected national leader in aging issues.”

Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu

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