Awards Committee

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to solicit nominations for and supervise the administration of SER awards. The Awards Committee is also charged with developing new awards for SER, in concert with the Executive Committee, to reflect particular areas that should be rewarded by SER members.


Thomas Ahern

Awards Committee Co-Chair

Tom Ahern is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Biochemistry at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine. He is a pharmaco/molecular epidemiologist with interest in the etiology and survival of breast cancer. He earned his MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.


University of Vermont
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
89 Beaumont Avenue
Given Building, D317A
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-3690 (voice)


Daniel Westreich

Awards Committee Co-Chair

Daniel Westreich is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focuses at the intersection of HIV and women’s reproductive health, and epidemiologic methods for implementation science that look beyond internal validity toward issues of external validity, and beyond the effects of exposures toward the potential effects of realistic interventions.


Department of Epidemiology
CB 7435, McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
ph: 919 966 7437

Award Committee Members

John Acquavella

Lilliam Ambroggio

Duke Appiah

Stella Aslibekyan

Hailey Banack

Jessie Buckley

Lindsay Collin

Heather Eliassen

Elena Fuentes-Afflick

Audrey Gaskin


William Goedel

Sean Hennessy

Jacob Kresovich

Jennifer Lund

Julia Marcus

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda

Lauren McCullough

Megha Mehrotra

Mitra Mosslemi

Kristin Palmsten


Xiao Qian

Megan Romano

Halcyon Skinner

Kumi Smith

Alisa Stephens

Jeanette Stingone

Sonja Swanson

Alexandra White

Yiyang Yuan

Yeyi Zhu