Adriana Lleras-Muney, professor of economics at UCLA, was recently elected to the nominating committee of the Population Association of America.

Lleras-Muney has been involved with the association since 2002. She received their Dorothy S. Thomas Award for her dissertation, “The Relationship between Education and Adult Mortality in the United States,” selected as the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic and demographic variables. As a member of the nominating committee, Lleras-Muney will be responsible for helping select the nominees for leadership positions in the association.

The Population Association of America is a nonprofit organization established to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human condition through research of problems related to human population. Members of the association include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.