No Equity Without Data Equity
Ninez A. Ponce, MPP, PhD is Professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Director of its Center for Health Policy Research. She leads the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation’s largest state health survey, recognized as a national model for data collection on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity and immigrant health. Her research contributes to the elimination of racial/ethnic/social disparities in health. Dr. Ponce has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics and on committees for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Quality Forum, where her expertise has focused on setting guidance for health systems in the measurement and use of race/ethnicity and social determinants of health as tools to monitor health equity. She has received numerous awards from community organizations recognizing her work in communityengaged research, which includes community-academic partnerships with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations and Asian Health Services. In 2019 Dr. Ponce and the CHIS team received the AcademyHealth Impact award for her contributions to population health measurement to inform public policies.
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