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Faculty Honors & Service

From the Summer 2021 Magazine

has been elected by the membership of the Society for Epidemiologic Research to serve as the society’s president-elect (2021-22), president (2022-23), and past president (2023-24).

From the September 2020 Magazine

was named president of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences and a 2019 expert member of the WHO’s Strategic Meeting on Social Determinants of Health. He serves on the Healthcare Expenditure Collaborative, a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.
was appointed a principal investigator for the PROVEN Coordinating Hub to Promote Research Optimizing Veterancentric EHR Networks.
received the 2019 Advocate Award from the Psychiatric Education and Research Foundation; the 2019 Innovator Award from UCSF; and the 2019 Department of Psychiatry’s Lifetime Teaching Award from UCLA. Wells was appointed chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee to Evaluate Specific Programs in the Comprehensive Addiction/Recovery Act.
was named a fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
received the 2019 Food & Nutrition Section Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
received the 2019 Arthur Cherkin Award from the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
was elected to serve as section councilor for the Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Section of the American Public Health Association.
contributed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response ScienceFramework.
received the 2019 Health Services Research & Development Health System Impact Award and was appointed chair of the VA Scientific Merit Review Panel on Sociodeterminants of Health; member of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s Chronic Pain Management Research Program Programmatic Panel; member of L.A. Care’s Technical Advisory Committee; and member of the NIH HEAL Initiative Scientific Review Panel.
was selected as a winner in the WHO/IBP and Knowledge SUCCESS call for implementation experiences on high impact practices in family planning.
was named a 2020 fellow of the International Water Association.
received the Changemakers in Family Planning Award from the Society of Family Planning.
was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group.
received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.
was named a fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and was recognized as a “trailblazer” by PBS Southern California for her research in infectious diseases.
received the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and was invited by AcademyHealth to deliver the Annual Uwe Reinhardt Lecture at AcademyHealth’s 2020 Annual Research Meeting.
received a Health Services Research Impact Award from AcademyHealth and the Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, was recognized as a 2019 Asian Health Services Honoree, and was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics.
was appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Population and the Board of Governors for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.
was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group.

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