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Diane S. Lauderdale

NORC Board of Trustees
Diane chairs the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago, directs a new MPH program, and carries out epidemiologic research.

Diane is the Louis Block Distinguished Service professor of Public Health Sciences and the College at the University of Chicago, and she is chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences, which includes epidemiology, health behavior research, and health services research. The department is also the home of the Biostatistics Lab and the Survey Lab. She is the founding director of two graduate programs, a master’s degree program in research methods for clinicians and a master of public health (MPH) program.

Diane’s research spans studies of both communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as methodologic studies. Her areas of focus include epidemiology of aging, computational infectious disease modeling, and research on social determinants of health, including determinants of health-related behaviors such as sleep, and the health of immigrants to the United States.



University of Illinois at Chicago


University of Chicago


University of Chicago


Harvard University

Appointments & Affiliations


Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago

Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor

University of Chicago

Honors & Awards

Past President

Society for Epidemiological Research

Distinguished Educator and Mentor Award

Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago