Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine
New York University, B.A.
Harvard University, M.S.
Tulane University, M.D.
Tulane University, M.P.H.
University of North Carolina
Harvard Medical School
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Executive Director, Center for Health Equity
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and Director, Research Education, Training and Career Development
Dr. Jas Ahluwalia has devoted the past 20 years to improving the health of high risk populations, and is known nationally for his work with the underserved and ethnic minorities. He joined the faculty at Emory University and in 1997, joined the University of Kansas where he was the Sosland Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. In September 2005, Dr. Ahluwalia joined the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center as the founding Executive Director for the Office of Clinical Research. In summer 2009, he received the NIH P60 Comprehensive Centers of Excellence in Health Disparities and Minority Health. This $6.2 million grant established the Center for Health Equity for which he serves as the founding Executive Director. Dr. Ahluwalia also continues his NIH-funded research and is currently senior scientist on six NIH R01s grants and is mentoring six faculty members and a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Ahluwalia is also an Associate Director for the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and Director for Clinical Research Education, Training and Career Development for the CTSI and the newly funded CTSA. Dr. Ahluwalia has published almost 250 papers and received $21 million in funding as a principal investigator and over $83 million as a co-investigator, largely from the NIH. He received the 2009 Herbert W. Nickens award for national leadership and research in improving minority health and mentoring of ethnic minority investigators. In 2010, he accepted the national Joe Cullen Award for Tobacco Research from the American Society for Preventive Oncology (ASPO), and in 2011, the Lifetime Leadership Award from the APHA for his work on tobacco. He served as the inaugural chair of a newly charted NIH study section titled, Health Disparities and Equity Promotion, and this year began service for a 3-year term on a NIH National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Honors, Awards, Organizations
- Principal Investigator, National Institute for Health Center of Excellence P60 grant, University of Minnesota Center for Health Equity
- 2010 American Society for Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Cullen award for tobacco research
- Herbert W. Nickens Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2009
- F. Marian Bishop Educator of the Year award, Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM), 2003
- Recipient, Annual Kemper Foundation Teaching Excellence Award (the University of Kansas’ highest teaching award with a $5,000 stipend); August 2002.
- Recipient, on behalf of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, the ATPM Outstanding Educational Program of the Year Award (recognizes an innovative program, department or academic institution for advancing undergraduate or graduate medical education in preventive medicine and public health); April 2001
- 2001 Inaugural Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Mentor of the Year Award. Presented in Washington DC; March 2001
- 2000 Annual University of Kansas Medical Center Researcher of the Year Investigator Award; November, 2000
- Fellow, The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM); April 2000
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physicians Faculty Scholar; July 1997 - June 2001
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