Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, 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 a new Global Council on Brain Health, convened by AARP and AgeUK, the United Kingdom’s largest charity dedicated to issues related to aging.
The Council includes physicians, scientists, policy experts, and others who will debate the latest in brain health science and recommend best practices regarding the maintenance of brain health.
Dr. Dilworth-Anderson is a respected national leader in aging issues, having served as a Presidential appointee on the White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee (2002-2005), president of the Gerontological Society of America (2009-2010) and appointed member of the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence (2012-2014).
“Only a dozen international experts are invited to be on the governance committee of the new Council,” noted Dr. Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, professor and chair of the Gillings School’s health policy and management department. “The invitation is a recognition of Professor Dilworth-Anderson’s exemplary leadership in aging research and her years of commitment to studying minority aging, caregiving, and dementia.”