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Dr. Ana Diez Roux, Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at Drexel University, will be a 2021 Ambassador Manuel Torres Award recipient. Graphic: Maybeth Peralta/AL DÍA News.
Dr. Ana Diez Roux, Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at Drexel University, will be a 2021 Ambassador Manuel Torres Award recipient. Graphic: Maybeth Peralta/AL DÍA News.

2021 AL DÍA Archetype: Dr. Ana Diez Roux

The Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at Drexel will be the recipient of the 2021 Ambassador Manuel Torres…

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The sixth annual celebration of America’s Hispanic Heritage — the 2021 AL DÍA Archetypes event — will see 10 outstanding Hispanic professionals be honored with the 2021 Ambassador Manuel Torres Award.

The honorees will be distinguished across 10 categories. They are: public service, non-profit, education, corporate, entrepreneurship, sports, performing arts, philanthropy, media and health.

This year, the honoree in the health category will be Dr. Ana Diez Roux, Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at Drexel University. 

Dr. Diez Roux was originally trained as a pediatrician in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina, before completing her public health training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. 

She is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how neighborhoods affect health. Her work on neighborhood health effects has been highly influential in the policy debate on population health and its determinants. 

Dr. Diez Roux has also led large National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundation funded research and training programs in the U.S. and in collaboration with various institutions in Latin America. She is also Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust-funded SALURBAL (Salud Urbana en América Latina) study.

Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Diez Roux served on the faculties of Columbia University and the University of Michigan, where she was Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health. 

During Hispanic Heritage Month in September, Dr. Diez Roux will be honored as the 2021 AL DÍA Archetype: Ambassador Manuel Torres Award in the category of health. She will join Damian Rivera, Nathalie Rayes, Noe Ortega, Alejandro Bedoya, Pedro Ramos, Yvette Peña and Ángel Corella as eight of 10 honorees at this year’s event. 

The remaining honorees will be announced shortly. 

The 2021 AL DÍA Archetype Hispanic Heritage Gala & Awards Ceremony is set for Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 at the Union League of Philadelphia. To reserve your seat at the premier celebration of America's Hispanic Heritage, click here

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