The Distinguished Service to SER award is given to recognize individuals who have multiple years of outstanding contributions to the organization. Award winners are selected by the leadership of the organization.
Susan Sacks - Bio
Susan received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of California-Berkeley. She also has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Biostatistics from UCLA. Read more
Joseph Lynn Lyon - Bio
Joseph Lynn Lyon was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his B.S. and M.D. degree from University of Utah, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Read more
2022 Award Winner – George Kaplan
George A. Kaplan, Ph.D. is the Thomas Francis Collegiate Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, a Research Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Social Research, Founder and former Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, all at the University of Michigan. He was Chair of the Department of Epidemiology from 1996-2003. He is also Senior Advisor for the Scholars and Fellows Programs at The Institute for Integrative Health in Baltimore.
Among his honors are elected membership in the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Social Insurance, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and presidency of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Professor Kaplan was also the first public health scientist to be invited to address the Nobel Forum at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Read more