Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD
Professor, Health Policy & Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health
PhD | Northwestern University | Sociology
MS | Northwestern University | Sociology
BA | Tuskegee Institute | Sociology
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, is professor of Health Policy & Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Her research focus is on health disparities and Alzheimer’s disease with an emphasis on building knowledge for the scientific and lay community to inform conducting culturally relevant research and disseminating information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in medically under-served diverse populations.
Dr. Dilworth-Anderson has and does serve in numerous leadership roles, some of which include: President of Gerontological Society of America. Member: Global Council on Brain Health, Committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; National Alzheimer’s Association Medical and Scientific Council; Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer’s Association and Eastern North Carolina Chapter; National Research Advisory Council of the Institute on Aging/NIH.
She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and National Council on Family Relations.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging2018, The Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging honors a scholar who best exemplifies outstanding contributions to the field of translational aging research and its import to issues directly relating to older people.
UNC Diversity Award2018, Outstanding advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the interpersonal, unit and institutional level Demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill and/or in the community through research, teaching, service, and collaborative partnerships Demonstrates a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion within their areas of influence; Implements initiatives which cultivate/advance/model diversity and inclusion within the Carolina community
Ronald & Nancy Reagan Alzheimer' s Research Award2010, Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award is given to individuals who have contributed greatly to Alzheimer's research and was awarded to Dr. Dilworth-Anderson for her research contributions on Alzheimer’s disease in medically under-served populations