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Past Award Winners – Mid Career Award


2022 Carol Hogue Mid Career Award Winner 

Shakira Suglia

Dr. Suglia’s research examines the impact of social determinants of health across the lifecourse. She is particularly interested in learning how social factors can affect cardiometabolic health through a stress pathway and whether sociocultural context can modify these associations. Dr. Suglia also leads several studies that seek to understand how social factors affect epigenomic markers that can, in turn, alter cardiometabolic health and other chronic health conditions. Dr. Suglia obtained her MS in Epidemiology from the University at Albany, SUNY and her ScD in Epidemiology and Environmental Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

2022 Carol Hogue Mid Career Award Winner
Whitney Robinson

Whitney Robinson specializes in epidemiologic methods for using “big data” to understand racial/ethnic and gender inequities in health and health care. Dr. Robinson is an Associate Professor (pending) in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Duke University School of Medicine. Her current research uses health care system data to figure out why Black women in the U.S. South are treated with hysterectomy at high rates at relatively young ages. In addition, Dr. Robinson has a strong interest in developing novel approaches for using regression-based modeling to understand causes of population-level health inequalities. Other work includes surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity in perinatal sentinel populations in North Carolina and under-researched causes of racial/ethnic and gender differences in breast cancer, prostate cancer, and obesity prevalence. Unifying themes of Dr. Robinson’s research are intersectionality, the public health critical race praxis, and life course theory.

2021 Carol Hogue Mid Career Award Winner
Lisa Bodnar

Lisa Bodnar, PhD, RD is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, where she has an NIH-funded research program evaluating the role of maternal nutritional status in the health of mothers and children. The first of her two current R01 grants seeks to generate evidence-based recommendations for optimal pregnancy weight gain ranges. Read more

2020 Carol Hogue Mid Career Award Winner
Katherine Keyes

Katherine M. Keyes is an associate professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Katherine’s research focuses on psychiatric and substance use epidemiology across the lifecourse, including early origins of child and adult health and cross-generational cohort effects on substance use, mental health, and injury outcomes including suicide and overdose. She is particularly interested in methodological challenges in estimating age, period, and cohort effects, as well as using mathematical agent-based and other simulation models to inform public health and policy interventions. Read more

2019 Carol Hogue Mid Career Award Winner
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.

Dr. Aiello is a fellow at the Carolina Population Center and an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program. Dr. Aiello’s multidisciplinary and collaborative research has applied approaches from epidemiology, genomics, sociology, and immunology to address complex health questions related to social determinants, infection and chronic disease.