The Epidemiology Section fosters epidemiologic research and science-based public health practice and serves as a conduit between the epidemiologic research community and users of scientific information for the development, implementation and evaluation of policies affecting the public's health.
Chair: Laurie Elam-Evans, PhD, MPH
Chair-Elect: Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS
Immediate Past-Chair: Oscar Alleyne, DrPH
Membership Chair: Erica Smith, MPH
Award Chairs: Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS & Laurie Elam-Evans, PhD, MPH
Booth Coordinator: Kristen Cowan
Communications Chairs: Suparna Navale, MS, MPH & Charlotte Huntley, PhD
Mentoring Chairs: Marian Passannante, PhD & Christine Arcari, PhD, MPH
Nomination Chair: Oscar Alleyne, DrPH
Policy Chairs: Sonja Hutchins, MD, MPH, PhD & Robin Taylor Wilson, MA, PhD
Program Committee Chair: Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, MPH, PhD & Siobhan Maty, PhD, MPH
Social Media Coordinator: Charlotte Huntley, MPH, PhD
Student Liason: Kristen Cowan, MPH
Web Editor: Angel Algarin, MPH
If you are interested in becoming involved in any of the above committees, please consider signing up here!
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Network with other epidemiologists.
- Have an impact on national health policy supported by APHA.
- Participate in Epidemiology Section leadership.
- Influence the Epidemiology Section program at the APHA Annual Meeting.
Short on time? Consider other ways to be more involved in our Section:
- Respond to an advocacy alert.
- Post field-related information or opportunities on your online community/listserv.
- Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
- Review abstracts.
- Join a committee (advocacy, communication, membership, etc.).
- Participate in our monthly business meetings.
Contact Erica Smith to learn more.
Epidemiology Section Awards:
The Epidemiology Section Awards are an opportunity to recognize Epidemiologists for major accomplishments and contributions to epidemiology and public health. Annually, the Epidemiology section presents four awards:
1. The Abraham Lilienfeld Award recognizes excellence in the teaching of epidemiology during the course of a career.
2. The Public Health Practice Award recognizes the use of epidemiologic methods in an innovative and creative public health program or project.
3. The John Snow Award recognizes an outstanding epidemiologist for excellence in epidemiologic practice or research.
4. The Wade Hampton Frost Lectureship Award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to addressing a public health issue of major importance by applying epidemiologic methods.
To nominate someone for one of the above awards, please email Tiffany Gary-Webb with the nominee's name and CV.
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