Jody Heymann, MD, PhD
Dean, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA

Jody Heymann is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Heymann serves as Founding Director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center. An unprecedented effort to improve the level and quality of comparative policy data available to policymakers, researchers and the public, WORLD examines health and social policies and outcomes in all 193 UN countries. Heymann has worked with leaders globally as well as a wide range of intergovernmental organizations including the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the World Economic Forum, UNICEF and UNESCO. Heymann was elected to the US National Academy of Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.