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Ana Diez Roux

Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH


Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PHD, MPH, is Director of the Urban Health Collaborative and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. From 2014 to 2023, she was the Dana and David Dornsife Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health. Trained as a pediatrician in her native Buenos Aires, she completed public health training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how urban environments affect health. She was Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust-funded SALURBAL (Salud Urbana en América Latina/Urban Health in Latin America Study) study and currently co-leads the SALURBAL-Climate Study. She is also PI of the NIH-funded Drexel Climate Change and Urban Health Research Center (CCUH).

Dr. Diez Roux has served on numerous editorial boards, review panels and advisory committees including the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) of the Environmental Protection Agency (as Chair). Dr. Diez Roux received the Wade Hampton Frost Award from the American Public Health Association, the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Epidemiology from the American College of Epidemiology, and the Rothman Career Award from the Society for Epidemiologic Research. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Diez Roux has been an active mentor of doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty from diverse backgrounds. With Gina Lovasi and Jen Kolker she co-edited the book Urban Public Health: A Research Toolkit for Practice and Impact.