November 4, 2007
— Alan R. Hinman, MD,
MPH, the American Public Health Association (APHA)’s longest-serving speaker of the Governing Council, was honored with the 2007 Executive Director’s Citation at the APHA 135th Annual Meeting & Exposition.
A senior public health scientist for the Task Force for Child Survival and Development in Decatur, Ga., Hinman also serves as the coordinator for the Partnership Against Resistant Tuberculosis: A Network for Equity and Resource Strengthening and as principal investigator for All Kids Count. Hinman is also an adjunct professor of epidemiology and international health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.
In his previous positions, Hinman has worked extensively for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including service as assistant surgeon general, director of CDC's National Center for Prevention Services, chair of the Preventive Medicine Residency Advisory Committee, director of the Immunization Division, coordinator of the National Vaccine Program Office and regional evaluation officer for CDC's Malaria Eradication Program.
He was also assistant commissioner for preventive and medical services at the Tennessee Department of Public Health and assistant commissioner for epidemiology and preventive health services at the New York State Department of Health. He is author or co-author of more than 350 published articles and has served in numerous advisory positions to the World Health Organization, including as a consultant on measles mortality reduction and the health of women and children. He became a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee in 2001 and serves on the European Technical Advisory Group on Tuberculosis.
He co-chaired the fist Russia-United States Joint Conference on Public Health Communication and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In addition to serving APHA as speaker of the Governing Council for 11 years, Hinman was chair of the Epidemiology Section for two years and served as a member of the Executive Board, Governing Council, Action Board, Program Development Board and Nominating Committee.
Among Hinman’s many awards and honors, he received the CDC Certificate of Appreciation, the Public Health Service Meritorious Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal, the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CDC’s National Immunization Program.
Hinman received his doctor of medicine from Western Reserve University and master's of public health from Harvard University.