Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson is Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC). Dr. Dilworth-Anderson’s areas of expertise include family caregiving to dementia patients, minority aging and health, and chronic disease care and management in cultural context. Her overall research focus is on health disparities with an emphasis on building knowledge to inform, researching, translating and disseminating information on chronic disease care and management in medically underserved populations. Her current research includes collaborating with international colleagues on a project related to building community capacity to address Alzheimer’s disease and care. She is the 2010 recipient of the Ronald & Nancy Reagan Alzheimer’s Research Award for her research contributions on Alzheimer’s disease in underserved populations.
Dr. Dilworth-Anderson has served on numerous boards and committees that address aging issues including the National Research Advisory Council of the Institute on Aging/NIH (2007-2011) and on the Forum on Aging, Disability & Independence, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2012 – 2014. She currently serves on the Global Council on Brain Health with twelve other national and international scholars and is a member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter.
Dr. Dilworth-Anderson has taught courses in aging, qualitative research methods, and most recently in translational health disparities. In addition to teaching, she has dedicated many years to mentoring graduate students, fellows, and junior and mid-career faculty. In recognition of her mentoring, she received the Minority Task Force Mentor Award in 2006 from the Gerontological Society of America and the UNC Faculty to Faculty Mentoring Award in 2012 from the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council.