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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

BU Professor Honored for Career in Epidemiology

In a unanimous vote, the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) selected Dr. Kenneth Rothman, professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), as the 2017 recipient of the Society’s Career Accomplishment Award.

Dr. Rothman will receive a plaque in honor of the award on June 22 during the Society’s 50th annual meeting in Seattle. He will also give a talk during the meeting’s plenary session on June 23. The award carries a $1,000 travel allowance and waiver of meeting registration, and recognizes scholars who have made extraordinary contributions to the field, and/or whose work has shifted the practice of epidemiology.

Dr. Rothman’s research has included work on the epidemiology of cancer; cardiovascular disease; birth defects; environmental epidemiology; fertility; and methodological, conceptual, and ethical issues in epidemiology. He is also the author of two widely used textbooks of epidemiologic methods, Modern Epidemiology and Epidemiology: An Introduction, and the founding editor of the journal Epidemiology.

“I cannot imagine a more gratifying recognition than this award, to be acknowledged in this way by my colleagues from the Society for Epidemiologic Research,” Dr. Rothman says.

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