Gilbert Gee PhD

Gilbert C. Gee, PhD

Professor & Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA

Gilbert C. Gee, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. He received a bachelors in neuroscience from Oberlin College, a doctorate in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University, and postdoctoral training in sociology from Indiana University. He has studied the social determinants of racial, ethnic, and immigrant health inequities for the past 2 decades. A particular emphasis of his work is on the role of racism at multiple levels across the life course. Professor Gee's research has been honored with numerous accolades, including a group Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health, Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Paul Cornely Award from Health Activist Dinner, and the Innovative Public Health Curriculum Award from the Delta Omega Honorary Society for Public Health. He was a member of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee to select leading health indicators for Healthy People 2030. Professor Gee is currently on the Executive Committee for the Board of Scientific Counselors for the EPA, and was past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.