ASPPH logo


Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Minnesota PhD Candidate Awarded Lee B. Lusted Student Prize

For the second year in a row, the Society for Medical Decision Making has awarded University of Minnesota School of Public Health PhD student Mr. Fernando Alarid-Escudero the 2015 Lee B. Lusted Student Prize for outstanding student research presentation in quantitative methods and theoretical development. He received the award at the society’s 37th North American annual meeting.

[Photo: Mr. Fernando Alarid-Escudero]

The award is based on Mr. Alarid-Escudero’s research poster titled, “Introducing The Curve of Optimal Sample Size (COSS): A graphic representation of optimal sample size by willingness-to-pay threshold.” Co-authors are School of Public Health PhD student Mr. Eric Jutkowitz; School of Public Health Professor Karen Kuntz; and School of Public Health alumnus Dr. Hawre Jalal.