Awards Committee

This committee focuses on selecting the winners of the following five APHA Awards:

  • Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health, APHA's oldest and most prestigious honor
  • APHA Award for Excellence
  • David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health
  • Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award
  • Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace

Committee members are public health professionals possessing rich experience and broad diversity across the public health community.

In 2017 the Committee will have four open positions available for two-year terms.

Responsibilities of the Committee

The activities of the Awards Committee are to share the Call for Awards Nominations with their colleagues, reviewing nominations and meet via conference call to select the award winners.

Current Members

Gail R. Bellamy, PhD - Chair 
Term Expires 2019

Keri L. Norris, PhD, MPH, MCHES
Term Expires 2018

Giorgio A. Piccagli, PhD, MPH
Term Expires 2018

Michael E. Bird, MSW, MPH
Term Expires 2019

Robert H. Keefe, PhD
Term Expires 2019

Lynn Ann Short, RDH, MPH
Term Expires 2019

Staff Liaison: Deborah Dillard, 202-777-2442

APHA Policy on Executive Session (PDF)