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CPH Innovate Discussion Series – A Perspective on Health Equity and Data
Join us Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 150 of the Wright Hall Annex on the Health Sciences Campus for another UGA College of Public Health Innovate Research Discussion Series Seminar featuring Ana Penman-Aguilar, PhD, MPH, Chief Science Officer and Associate Director for Science, CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE). The title of her seminar is “A Perspective on Health Equity and Data.”
About the guest speaker: Ana Penman-Aguilar, PhD, MPH serves as Chief Science Officer and Associate Director for Science in CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), where she provides leadership across a broad range of science and practice issues related to minority health and health equity. While at OMHHE, Dr. Penman-Aguilar has acted as a scientific advisor to CDC leadership and to external organizations such as the Pan American Health Organization, March of Dimes, PolicyLink, and the National Collaborative for Health Equity. Dr. Penman-Aguilar has fulfilled various leadership functions at CDC, including co-leading CDC’s cross-cutting social determinants of health workgroup from 2015 to 2021. Dr. Penman-Aguilar served as the inaugural Science Lead for the Chief Health Equity Officer Unit in the CDC COVID-19 response. She and the other initial participants in the Chief Health Equity Officer Unit received CDC’s 2021 Health Equity Award. Dr. Penman-Aguilar also co-led and oversaw CDC’s first major report on the health of Hispanics and Latinos and, with colleagues, received the 2015 CDC Health Equity Award. This work took Dr. Penman-Aguilar and a colleague to the Hill where they presented the results to members of Congress. Dr. Penman-Aguilar and colleagues received the 2010 CDC Excellence in Emergency Response Award and the National Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Award for Effective. She has authored numerous scientific manuscripts, including in high-profile journals such as the Lancet. Dr. Penman-Aguilar previously worked as an epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health. Before entering public health, Dr. Penman-Aguilar worked as a case worker in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Penman-Aguilar holds an MPH in International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
This seminar is co-organized by Health Disparities Research Working Group and the Department of Health Policy and Management, both with the UGA College of Public Health, and the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Determinants of Health Team through the Teaming for Interdisciplinary Research Pre-Seed Program, UGA Office of Research. For more information, contact Adam Chen.