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The UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America welcomes David Mayer-Foulkes, PhD, an economist from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), México. Dr. Mayer, on sabbatical for the fall, winter and spring quarters at UCLA, is a tenured professor at CIDE and a Level III, National Researcher in Mexico's Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. During his time with us at the UCLA Blum Center, he will work on a book, Development and Underdevelopment under Globalization, and will conduct research on the macroeconomic impact of non-communicable chronic diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Mayer-Foulkes is the author of numerous publications and presentations. Most recently, in 2013, he served as co-editor for the book, North American Integration: An Institutional Void in Migration, Security and Development and, in 2014, he published an article "The challenge of market power under globalization" in the Review of Development Economics.

No stranger to the UCLA Blum Center, Dr. Mayer-Foulkes served as a guest panelist and workshop leader at the Second Annual UCLA Blum Center Spring Conference in 2014. His expertise guided sessions on how to establish multi-sectoral collaborations and engage all sectors of a community in developing programs and policies that work. We look forward to again collaborating with Dr. Mayer-Foulkes whose research interests and results can inform the work of our Center.