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Drexel: Dean Diez Roux Appointed to National Academies Committees on Environment and Mortality

Dr. Ana Diez Roux, dean and distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, has been appointed to the National Academies Committee on Environmental Health Matters Initiative and the Committee on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities. Both Committees are designed to explore, identify and address critical health issues in these topic areas.

The Committee on Environmental and Health Matters Initiative was created out of an understanding of the need for the environmental health community to work through a broader lens “and explore the rich sources of data, information, and insights that lie just beyond its realm,” according to the National Academies.

The Committee on Rising Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities will produce a report intended to “identify the key drivers of increasing mid-life mortality and concomitant widening social differentials; identify modifiable risk factors that might alleviate poor health in mid-life and widening health inequalities; identify key knowledge gaps and make recommendations for future research and data collection; and explore potential policy implications,” according to the National Academies.