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The Society for Epidemiologic Research Presents Dean Diez Roux with Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award

Ana Diez Roux Headshot

June 28, 2021

On Friday, June 25, 2021, the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) presented Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dana and David Dornsife dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH), with their Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award at their annual 3-day conference held virtually.

The award which is sponsored by the Boston University School of Public Health is given to honor an outstanding scholar with extraordinary contributions to the field of epidemiology, or an individual whose work has had a profound impact on epidemiology and shifted the way we practice epidemiology. Career accomplishment and leadership impact on the field are core criteria that are used for selection of the annual awardee.

“It is such an honor to receive this award, and I am so grateful to the many students postdoctoral fellows and faculty colleagues whom I have had the pleasure to work with throughout my career and who have been instrumental in keeping our work as rigorous and as meaningful as it can be,” said Diez Roux.

In addition to receiving this award, Diez Roux also gave a plenary address focused on her work expanding epidemiology beyond the individual to encompass social systems and the broader environmental factors that are so critical to health.

Also at the conference, Tara McAlexander, PhD, MPH, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at DSPH, was recognized as a finalist of the Lilienfeld Postdoctoral Prize Paper Award and Kevin Martinez-Folgar, MD, a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Urban Health Collaborative at DSPH, was recognized as a finalist of the Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award.

SER is the oldest and largest general epidemiology society in North America. The society holds its annual meeting in June of each year. The purpose of the annual meeting is to bring together epidemiologists from all stages of their career trajectory—from trainees to senior scientists—to discuss emerging epidemiologic research.

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