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Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD

Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology

Dornsife School of Public Health



Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the many ways that neighborhoods affect health. Her work on the impact of neighborhood conditions on health has been highly influential in the policy debate on population health and its determinants in Philadelphia and around the country and world. She especially focuses on social epidemiology and its relation to health disparities, environmental health effects, psychosocial factors in health, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. 

Of particular focus to her is urban health. In addition to establishing her school’s Urban Health Collaborative, Diez Roux is the lead investigator on the Salud Urbana en America Latina (SALURBAL) Project, which studies Latin and South American cities to determine how they affect the health of their residents.

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