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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)


Anjum Hajat

Awards Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Anjum Hajat is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Washington. Her current research interests are to understand the social and environmental stressors that disproportionately impact disadvantaged populations and how these stressors impact cardiovascular and other disease endpoints. One sources of stress she is particularly interested in is financial instability. Furthermore, she is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which these stressors influence health. Broadly her research has implications for understanding the underlying causes of health disparities.


Anjum Hajat, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington
School of Public Health
Box 357236 Seattle, WA 98195-7230
206-685-3618 |
Pronouns: she/her

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