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Gilbert C. Gee University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Gilbert C. Gee, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. He received his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Oberlin College, his doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University, and post-doctoral training in sociology from Indiana University. His research focuses on the social determinants of health inequities of racial, ethnic, and immigrant minority populations using a multi-level and life course perspective. He has published over 150 articles in leading journals in multiple fields, including public health, medicine, sociology, and psychology.

His research has been honored with a group Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health for the development of a multicultural measures of discrimination for health surveys. In addition, he received two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for development of the Stress-Exposure-Disease Framework, and the Paul Cornely award from Health Activist Dinner (established by the Physicians Forum). Dr. Gee shared the Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum with student leaders from the CHS Grads for Racial Justice: Amelia Fay-Berquist, Elida Ledesma, Ashley Lewis, Sarah Jane Smith, and Marisol Torres.

Dr. Gee was the past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. He has also been a Guest Editor for Child Development, Asian American and Pacific Islander Nexus Journal, and the Asian American Journal of Psychology and Advisor for Health Affairs.