2019 Award Winners

Distinguished Service to SER Award

Sandro Galea

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published more than 800 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books, and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers. Read more

Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award

Sherman James

A social epidemiologist, Sherman James is currently a Research Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. He assumed this position on July 1, 2014 after retiring from Duke University on June 30, 2014. At Duke, he was the Susan B. King Distinguished Professor of Public Policy (2003-2014) and also held professorships in Sociology and Community and Family Medicine. Prior to Duke, he taught in the epidemiology departments at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1973-89), and the University of Michigan (1989-03). Read more

Noel Weiss and Tom Koepsell Excellence in Education Award

Jill Norris

Jill Norris, MPH, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado.  She received her MPH and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.   Dr. Norris’ research has focused on the relationship between diet and other environmental exposures and the development of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, utilizing longitudinal cohort studies in which genetically at-risk individuals are followed for the appearance of autoantibodies and then for the subsequent progression to clinical disease. Read more

Carol J. Rowland Hogue Mid Career Award

Allison Aiello

Dr. Aiello is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and Adjunct Professor of Social Medicine at University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  She leads the Social Epidemiology Program in the department of Epidemiology, Directs the Integrating Special Populations Program of the North Carolina Translation and Clinical Sciences Institute, and Co-Directs the Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research Program at the Carolina Population Center. Read more

Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiologist Award

Lauren McCullough

Dr. Lauren McCullough received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2013 and is currently faculty in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. McCullough’s primary research interests are in uncovering the molecular mechanisms that underlie associations between energetics, cancer incidence and prognosis. Her research program integrates molecular epidemiology, epigenetics and other biomarkers for disease risk and progression; environmental and reproductive epidemiology; disparities research; as well as causal inference methods.

Lilienfeld Postdoctoral Prize Paper Award

Matthieu Domenech de Cellès

MDdC is a post-doctoral fellow in the Biostatistics, Biomathematics, PHarmacoepidemiology and Infectious Diseases (B2PHI) unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. He earned a PhD in biomathematics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) in 2013.  He works in the field of infectious disease epidemiology, and his research interests include bacterial resistance to antibiotics, vaccine epidemiology, and infectious disease seasonality. A central goal of his research is to integrate mathematical models with empirical data to better understand the population dynamics of infectious diseases, such as those caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus), Bordetella pertussis (the main etiological agent of pertussis), and Neisseria meningitidis (the meningococcus).

Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award

Brittany Blouin

Brittany Blouin completed her PhD in Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University in November 2018.  Her research focuses on global health and epidemiologic methods with particular interest in infectious and parasitic diseases, child health and nutrition, and field research.  She has approximately ten years of experience working and living in Peru, where her PhD research was conducted.  She is currently a consultant on a joint project between UNAIDS and McGill University and a Senior Advisor for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control. 

Kenneth Rothman Travel Scholarships

In conjuction with Boston University School of Public Health, SER will be offering three, $900 Kenneth Rothman Travel Scholarships to attend the 52nd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 18-21, 2019.

Leslie Farland

Marynia Kolak

Wei-Chen Lee

SER-SPC Travel Scholarships

SER’s Student and PostDoc Committee offered twelve, $400 travel scholarships to attend SER’s 52nd Annual Meeting.

Malcolm Barrett

Iris Cervenka

Tiffany Fitzpatrick

Samuel Swift

Kosuke Inoue

Holly Jessop

Ang Li

Surim Son

Buyun Liu

Maya Luetke

Mitra Mosslemi

Jennifer Seamans

SER Visits You Travel Scholarship Winners

In conjunction with Columbia University, Department of Epidemiology, SER offers travel scholarships through the SERvisits program. SERvisits is a program to engage epidemiologists and epidemiologists-in-training in the Society by having highly regarded SER researchers visit a diverse range of institutions. Individuals from these institutions, are selected to receive travel scholarship funds to attend the annual meeting.

Ellen Santos

Erin Delker

Sindana Ilango

Rashida Jones

Semiu Gbadamosi