occur among Latino adolescents and adults. He is currently interested in the paradox: “How do impoverished Hispanics achieve superior health profiles compared to native born Hispanics and European Americans?”

Patricia W. Wahl, PhD is Dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle where she is also Professor of Biostatistics. She previously served as Associate Dean of the School and as Acting Chair of the Department of Pathobiology. Currently, she is a member of the Administrative Committee of the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting agency for schools of public health and graduate public health programs. In 1999 Dr. Wahl received the American Public Health Association’s Statistics Section Award for outstanding contributions to the field of statistics and public health in administration, research, and training. Dr. Wahl is a member of the IOM Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

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