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Faculty Honors & Service

From the Summer 2021 Magazine

was named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” for healthcare.
was named associate editor for the journal Trials and the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
was named guest editor of a special issue of Nutritional Epidemiology on “Nutrients: The Role of Nutrition in the Prevention of and Recovery from Infectious Diseases.”
served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies.
received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.
was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2020 and was elected president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis for the 2021-22 term.
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.


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