Past Award Winners – Career Accomplishment

2018 Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award Winner
Allen Wilcox

Allen Wilcox is a reproductive epidemiologist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Studies (NIEHS, NIH) in Durham, NC. He’s the author of Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective, published by Oxford U Press. He is past president of SER, SPER, and the American Epidemiological Society, and served for 14 years as the Editor-in-Chief of EPIDEMIOLOGY.  He received an MD from the University of Michigan, a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, and an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Bergen (Norway).

2017 Career Accomplishment Award Winner
Kenneth Rothman, PhD, MPH

Dr. Rothman is a Distinguished Fellow at the Research Triangle Institute, an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition.  He is also a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health.  His research interests in epidemiology have spanned a range of health problems that includes cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disease, birth defects, injuries, environmental exposures and drug epidemiology.  His main career focus, however, has been the development and teaching of the concepts and methods of epidemiologic research.  He has written two epidemiologic textbooks: Modern Epidemiology, first published in 1986 and now in its third edition, and Epidemiology – An Introduction, now in its second edition.  He was the founding editor of the journal Epidemiology, an Assistant Editor of the American Journal of Public Health, an Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, and a member of the Editorial Board of the New England Journal of Medicine and The LancetRead more

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2015 Career Accomplishment Award Winner
Louise A. Brinton, PhD, MPH

After receiving an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Brinton joined the NCI as a staff fellow in 1976. She earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1979, and subsequently conducted postdoctoral research at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Brinton was appointed Acting Chief of the Environmental Studies Section in 1984, and in 1996 became Chief of the Environmental Epidemiology Branch (now called the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch). She served on the Executive Board of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and was elected president of the organization in 1990. Dr. Brinton has received the PHS Special Recognition Award and the NIH Director’s Award for innovative leadership in women’s health research. She has also been honored by receipt of the H.A. Tyroler Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina and the American College of Epidemiology’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award.

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2014 Career Accomplishment Award Winner
Lynn Rosenberg, Sc.D.
Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University

Dr. Lynn Rosenberg is Associate Director of the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University and Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Her earlier research focused on drug, cardiovascular, and cancer epidemiology in men and women. In the last two decades, as Principal Investigator of the Black Women’s Health Study, her research has focused on elucidating risk factors for breast cancer, other cancers, diabetes, uterine fibroids, sarcoidosis, and other serious illnesses among African American women.