Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee. As a member of the informing the selection of leading health indicators for healthy people 2030 committee, Gee will help create a plan for monitoring the overall health of people in the United States.
Gee has devoted his career to studying the social factors that affect the health of racial, ethnic and immigrant minorities. In 2018, he and eight former students were recognized by the Delta Omega Honorary Society for developing a graduate-level class that focused on how racism can contribute to health disparities.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are nonprofit organizations that bring together experts to create objective reports meant to provide advice for the U.S. government related to science, engineering and health policy.