Three UCLA faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

Three faculty members of theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, among the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.New members are elected by their peers through a process that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.The honorees are:Dr. Helena Hansen, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. She co-chairs the medical school ’s Research Theme in Health Equity and Translational Social Science, which cultivates research collaborations between social and biomedical scientists in order to understand the mechanisms by which social determinants cause health inequalities. Hansen was as recognized for “leadership in the intersection of opioid addiction, race and ethnicity, social determinants of health, and social medicine; and for co-developing structural competency as clinical redress for institutional drivers of health inequalities.” “I am gratified to be elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine based on bridging social sciences with medicine to intervene on structural racism and other systemic inequalities as they impact health,” said Hansen, a psychiatrist and anthropologist. “This is a unique moment in Ameri can history to harness the rigor of social scholarship to create positive change.”Dr. Keith Norris, professor and executive vice chair for equity, diversity and in...
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