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Linda G. Marc, fellow of epidemiology in psychiatry and co-investigator in the HIV Clinical Trials Unit at Cornell University, has been selected by Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez to serve on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee on the African-American population.
As a member of the nine-person committee, the White Plains, N.Y., resident will advise the Census Bureau on the new American Community Survey and ways to achieve a more accurate count of the African-American population in the 2010 Census.
Marc has conducted research and is published in the areas of HIV/AIDS and minority health issues. Marc received a master’s degree from the Yale School of Public Health, where she is a lecturer in Public Health Practice. She received her master’s in pharmacoepidemiology and doctorate in social epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research and knowledge of the Haitian community will enhance the committee’s understanding of diverse ethnic populations within the African-American community.
Five race and ethnic advisory committees — African-American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander — advise the Census Bureau on issues affecting minority populations. The committees are assembled from the public at large and representatives of national, state, local and tribal entities, as well as nonprofit and private sector organizations. Members of the committees are academicians, community leaders, policy makers and others interested in an accurate count for their communities.