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Antronette K. Yancey

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Antronette K. Yancey

Co-Director, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities
UCLA School of Public Health


Antronette K. Yancey is a professor in the Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, and is Co‐Director of its Center to Eliminate Health Disparities. Dr.Yancey's primary research interests are in chronic disease prevention and adolescent health promotion. She returned to academia full‐time in 2001 after five years in public health practice, first as Director of Public Health for the city of Richmond, VA, and, until recently, as Director of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Yancey has authored more than 100 scientific publications, including briefs, bookchapters, health promotion videos, and among those, more than 70 peer‐reviewed journalarticles. She serves on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention and Health Literacy Roundtable, and National Physical Activity Plan Steering Committee. She chairs the Board of Directors of the Oakland, CA‐based Public Health Institute.Since 2006, Dr. Yancey has been a public health commentator for the local National Public Radio affiliate, KPCC. Her second book, Instant Recess: How to Build a Fit Nation for the 21st Century (University of California Press, Berkeley, CA), is scheduled for release in 2010.

UCLA School of Public Health
Box 951772
Los Angeles  California  90095
United States
Office Phone: 
(310) 206-8729, (310) 794-9284
Office Fax: 
(310) 825-3317


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