Dr. Linda B. Cottler, chair of the department of epidemiology housed in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and the UF College of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.
The Association for Clinical and Translational Science, or ACTS, provides a platform for enhancing education, research and public policy related to clinical and translational science. ACTS members consist of leaders, investigators and trainees from academic medical centers, government, industry and philanthropy. ACTS focuses on four realms: research, education, advocacy and mentoring.
[Dr. Linda Cottler, chair and associate dean for research, PHHP and COM department of epidemiology]
Dr. Cottler, the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ associate dean for research, is co-director of the UF site for the national ABCD study — a landmark longitudinal study of 10,000 10-year-olds. She also directs the NIDA Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health and a Fogarty International Center Training Grant. As founding director of HealthStreet, a community engagement program, she facilitates representation of community members in health research. Her lab is focused on reducing disparities for health research and health services and training the next generation of researchers who have social justice as a foundational anchor.