Ana V. Diez Roux is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Diez Roux’s research areas include social epidemiology, environmental health effects, urban health, psychosocial factors in health, health disparities, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. She has been an international leader the investigation of neighborhood and community health effects and the application of multilevel analysis in public health. Other areas of research include the integration of social and biologic factors in health research, complex systems approaches to population health, the impact of stress on cardiovascular disease, and air pollution effects on health. She has been Principal Investigator of several NIH funded projects and is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences on the social determinants of health, neighborhood health effects, and multilevel analysis. Dr. Diez Roux is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on numerous national review and advisory committees. She was recently awarded the Wade Hampton Frost Award for her contributions to public health by the American Public Health Association. Dr. Diez Roux received her MD from the University of Buenos Aires, and her MPH and PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.