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

Alisa Stephens

Anne Marie Jukic

Brittany Rosen

Carolyn Drew Botsch

Duke Appiah

Ed Peters

Elena Fuentes-Afflick

Elizabeth Mayeda

Hailey Banack

Halcyon Skinner

Jeanette Stingone

Jennifer Lund

John Acquavella

Julia Marcus

Kumi Smith

Lilliam Ambroggio

Lindsay Pool

Megan Romano

Megha Mehrotra

Mitra Mosslemi

Sean Hennessy

Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson

Sonja Swanson

Xiao Qian

Yeyi Zhu

Yiyang Yuan