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.


Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson

Awards Committee Chair

Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, ScD is Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research evaluates dietary, behavioral and biochemical risk factors for premenstrual syndrome and the early onset of menopause, and considers the impact of these conditions on long-term cardiovascular health. Liz teaches courses in women’s health and nutritional epidemiology. She holds degrees in epidemiology and nutrition from the Harvard School of Public Health.


University of Massachusetts
409 Arnold House
715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9304
413-577-1672 (phone)
413-545-1645 (fax)


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


Britton Trabert

Megan Romano

Darren Toh

Haitao Chu

Nedra Whitehead

Paolo Boffetta

Rachael Solomon

Sabrina Hermosilla

Thomas Ahern

Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson

Angy Perez Martinez

Brittany Rosen

Anne Marie Jukic

Ed Peters

Elena Fuentes-Afflick

Duke Appiah

Hailey Banack

Lilliam Ambroggio

Kumi Smith

Sonja Swanson

Jennifer Lund

Mitra Mosslemi

Xiao Qian

Elizabeth Mayeda