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Faculty Honors & Service

From the Summer 2022 Magazine

was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.
received the 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the journal Aerosol Science and Technology, published by the American Association for Aerosol Research, and was recognized with a UCLA Faculty of the Year award at the 2021 Green Gala.
delivered the 2022 Saxon Graham Lecture at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.
led a research team that received the Veterans Affairs Health System Impact Award for its research on sexual harassment.
received the 2021 Joseph Stokes III, MD Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society for Preventive Cardiology.
's film and opera “Veteran Journeys” received the Special Jury Courage Award at the 12th Annual Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, and awards in the categories of Docudrama Feature, Social Issues, Excellence in Editing, and Outstanding Excellence: Original Score, from the “Docs Without Borders” International Film Festival. In addition, his work as co-principal investigator for the Community Partners in Care (CPIC) study was recognized in the journal Psychiatric Services.
was appointed to Los Angeles County’s Food Equity Roundtable Technical Advisory Team.
received the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Partners in Care Foundation.
was elected executive secretary of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.
received the 2021 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the most highly cited researchers in the world in 2021, according to Clarivate Analytics.
was named an ISEE fellow by the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and received the 2022 Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award from the Society for Epidemiologic Research.
was appointed to the Gordon-Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health at UCLA FSPH. She served as keynote speaker on “COVID-19 and Beyond: Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It Starts” at the LABest 2021 conference.
was named to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems, and presented at a Filipino American History Month panel hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. In addition, Ponce has served on the technical expert panel for the NIMHD Project on Economic Burden of Health Disparities; as a panelist before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, “Equity Series Panelist, Measuring What We Value: Bridging Gaps in Data and Reporting on Race and Ethnicity”; as a member of the WHO Consortium on Metrics and Evidence for Healthy Ageing (CMEHA); and was named an associate editor for JAMA Health Forum and a member of the editorial board for the journal Health Services Research, effective July 1.
serves as chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Population.
received the 2022 Karen Toffler Charitable Trust’s Toffler Scholar Award.
was recognized as a partner for the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Vaccine Acceptance & Demand Initiative 2021 Social and Behavioral Grants Program and was named an associate director of FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She is a co-author of work recognized as among the journal Health Affairs’ top 10 studies of 2021.
was invited to serve on the UCLA Institutional Review Board and the advisory board for UCLA Extension’s behavioral health program. He was recognized with the Uncommon Bruin of the Game Award, UCLA Women’s Basketball, in 2020 and 2021.
received a Presidential Citation for Science from the American Psychological Association and was honored by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute with the 2022 Impact Award. She served as guest editor of “When Dying Really Counts,” a special edition of the American Journal of Public Health, and was named senior fellow at FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
research was chosen as an “Editor’s Choice” paper in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
was named chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and was elected to the Association of American Physicians.

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