The ASPPH Early Career Research Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding early-career investigator. The award is given annually to a full-time faculty member within 10 years of their last formal training from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health.

2022 Award Recipient

Amanda Fretts, PhD, MPH

University of Washington School of Public Health

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Criteria for Award


Nominations should include a description of the nominee’s outstanding contributions in:

Demonstration of innovative leadership for enhancing excellence, health equity, and inclusiveness in early career academic public health research.

Exemplary and documented scholarly accomplishments that lead to advances that improve health and wellbeing, prevent disease and disability, and/or advance the research mission of academic public health.

Eligibility


Nominees must be full-time faculty members at the level of either assistant or associate professor from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health. View the list of ASPPH-member institutions. The nominee must have:

A primary appointment in an ASPPH-member school or program of public health; and

Demonstrate a notable record of success (minimum five years, maximum 10 years) in investigating public health issues.

Award Details


$1,000 Cash Prize

Complimentary registration for ASPPH Annual Meeting

Recognition at the Awards Ceremony

Past Winners


2021

Joseph Lewnard, PhD

University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health

2020

Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

2019

Brandon Marshall, PhD

Brown University School of Public Health

2018

Olivia A. Wackowski, PhD, MPH

Rutgers School of Public Health

2017

Stephanie Brooke Wheeler, PhD, MPH

University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

2016

Matthew Freeman, PhD, MPH

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

20142015

Solveig Cunningham, PhD, MSc

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

2013

Jared M. Baeten, MD, PhD

University of Washington School of Public Health

2012

Dana Dolinoy, PhD, MSc

University of Michigan School of Public Health

2011

Lauren Wise, ScD

Boston University School of Public Health

2010

Jane Kim, PhD, MSc

Harvard University School of Public Health

2009

Lia Fernald, PhD, MBA

University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health