At 31 years old, Dr. Brian K. Lee has emerged as an innovative thinker within epidemiological research at one of the nation’s leading centers for autism epidemiology. With what those in his field describe as a rare mix of intellectual curiosity and methodological rigor, Lee’s work to improve the health of communities faced with disparities is yielding substantial findings.
Read more about Dr. Lee in this month's issue of Diverse and online.
Before most knew what an achievement gap was, Dr. Edmund W. Gordon was working to eliminate it. He is regarded as one of the foremost scholars on divergent learning styles and championed supplemental education long before it was popular. In fact, Gordon popularized the term. He was also an architect of the nation’s Head Start program in the 1960s. Today, however, at 91, Gordon is still beating the drum of education reform as loud as he did half a century ago with a historic commission to get to the bottom of assessment.