Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, is the recipient of the 2020 American Psychological Association (APA) Senior Career Public Interest Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest.
The Award recognizes Dr. Halkitis for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to psychology that serve public interest, advance social justice, and improve human welfare. Dr. Halkitis, known internationally for his work on human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention, was one of the first psychologists to research and document social, psychological, and cultural issues related to HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Halkitis received the early career version of the award in 2010.
“Over the past three decades, Dr. Halkitis has been an active researcher, teacher, mentor, advocate, and leader in public health, specifically in LGBTQ population health,” said Dr. Brian L. Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. “His research, activism, and pedagogy have informed policy as well as played a crucial role in transforming societal prejudices towards marginalized populations.”
The Award includes an opportunity to present an address at the 2020 APA Convention in Washington, DC and have it published in American Psychologist.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on January 10