Awards

The Disability Section awards individuals or organizations that make major contributions the health and quality of life for people with disabilities through research, teaching, advocacy or practice. If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Awards Committee Chair, Adriane Griffen, with the words "Awards Nomination" in the email subject line.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to a person who, over the course of his or her career, has made a major contribution to the improvement of health and quality of life for people with disabilities through research, teaching, advocacy, or practice. Past award winners have been nationally and/or internationally recognized as major contributors to the disability and public health fields.

2017 - Margaret Campbell and Tom Seekins
2016 - Vince Campbell
2014 - David Gray  
2013 - George Jesien
2012 - Gloria Krahn

Allan Meyers Award

This award is named in memory of a prominent scholar in disability and public health and is presented to a person who has combined excellence across the areas of research, teaching and advocacy to improve the health and quality of life for people with disabilities.

2016 - Lisa Iezzoni
2011 - Elena Andresen

Disability Section Student Member Award

This award is presented to a student who has been engaged in work leading to a career in disability and public health. In that work, the student has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and leadership in independent projects that have advanced the health and quality of life for people with disabilities.

2016 - Caitlin Crabb
2015 - Lyubov Slashcheva
2014 - Alicia Dixon Ibarra
2013 - Kerri Vanderbom and Vijay Vasudevan
2011 - Scott Michael Robertson

New Investigator Award

This award recognizes a new investigator who demonstrates evidence of a promising career in public health research in the area of health and wellness for people with disabilities.

2017 - Kerri Vanderbom
2016 - Randall Owen
2015 - Darcy McMaughan
2013 - Simon Driver
2012 - Jennifer Rowland

Advocacy Award

This award is presented to a person who has demonstrated excellence in the area of advocacy to improve the health and quality of life for people with disabilities.

2017 - Disability Advocates Advancing out Healthcare Rights
2013 - A.D.A.P.T.
2012 - Dennis G. Heaphy
2011 - Eleanor Smith