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Sherman A. James Diverse and Inclusive Epidemiology Award

The Sherman A. James Diverse and Inclusive Epidemiology Award will recognize an individual who has demonstrated research, teaching or service that expands the scope of the field to under-represented or disadvantaged populations or researchers, and with an impact that has facilitated greater diversity and inclusiveness. 

Core criteria for selection include interdisciplinary contributions or leadership to diversity and inclusion related efforts. This could include research, policy, community engagement, public health practice, program development, teaching and/or mentorship.

Candidates must be a member of SER at any career stage. Epidemiologists in academia, government and the private sector are eligible. Candidates must be nominated by at least one SER member. Self-nomination will not be accepted. Multiple nominations do not increase the likelihood of being awarded. In the case of multiple nominations for a single candidate, submitters will be contacted to coordinate a joint nomination.

The winner of the Sherman A. James Diverse and Inclusive Epidemiology Award will receive a cash award of $5000, which will be presented at SER’s annual meeting, held in June of each year.

This award is sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Department of Epidemiology.