Past Awardees


Awards Committee · ISEE Awards

John Goldsmith Award

Rebecca James Baker Award

Research Integrity Award

Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award

Other Awards

John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology

This annual award for sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of environmental epidemiology was established to honor John Goldsmith, an organizer, early leader, and constant supporter of the ISEE. This award recognizes environmental epidemiologists who, like John Goldsmith, serve as models of excellence in research, unwavering promotion of environmental health, and integrity. Any member of the ISEE may nominate candidates for this award. Following are recipients of the John Goldsmith Award.

1999 Douglas Dockery
2000 Anthony McMichael
2001 Wieslaw P. Jedrychowski
2002 Raymond Neutra
2003 Benedetto Terracini
2004 Olav Axelson (posthumous) and Aaron Blair
2005 Jonathan M. Samet
2006 Klea Katsouyanni
2007 Bert Brunekreef
2008 Joel Schwartz
2009 Allan Smith
2010 Frank Speizer
2011 Irva Hertz-Picciotto
2012 Brenda Eskenazi

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Rebecca James Baker Award

This award was established in 2005 to honor environmental epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca James Baker, who died unexpectedly at age 33. She was particularly committed to environmental epidemiology as a tool for improving public health and quality of life, and to working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. To encourage students and new investigators to follow her example, the award will be presented each year at the ISEE annual conference. Eligible applicants include currently enrolled masters and doctoral level students, and new investigators who are within 36 months of having completed their degrees at the time of application.

Past winners of the Award:
2005 John Patrick McCracken
2006 Molly Kile
2007 Norma Elena Perez-Herrera
2008 Maggie Clark
2009 I. Jen Wang
2010 Adetoun Mustapha
2011 Marisol Castillo Castrejón
2012 Payam Dadvand

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Research Integrity Award

The Research Integrity Award was established in 2000 by the ISEE Council to honor those in our profession who protect public health above other interests. Researchers who have demonstrated exceptional integrity in withstanding pressures contrary to the profession's core value of protecting public health are eligible. This Award will be made periodically at the discretion of the ISEE Council and with acceptance of the awardee.

Past winners of the Award:
2003 T.K. Joshi
2004 Fernanda Giannasi
2008 Richard Clapp
2009 Steve Wing
2012 Bruce Lanphear

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Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award

This annual award for the best environmental epidemiology paper published in a peer-reviewed journal was established in 2008. The award aims to recognize excellence in the field of environmental epidemiology and encourage the publication of outstanding papers. Criteria for the award include, but are not limited to, quality (data, analyses, presentation, argument), originality and importance or impact. The following papers have been chosen.

2008
Heat Effects on Mortality in 15 European Cities. Michela Baccini, Annibale Biggeri, Gabriele Accetta, et al. Epidemiology 2008;19:711–719

2009
Fine-Particulate Air Pollution and Life Expectancy in the United States. C. Arden Pope III, Majid Ezzati, and Douglas W. Dockery. New England Journal of Medicine January 22, 2009: 360:376-386

2010
Social Network Sensors for Early Detection of Contagious Outbreaks. Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler. PLoS ONE September 1, 2010: 5.9:1-8

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Distinguished Service /Outstanding Contributions to ISEE

This award was established in 1992 to honor ISEE members who had made outstanding and sustained contributions tothe Society. The award was discontinued after 1999 because it was challenging to recognize only one or a few individuals out of the many ISEE members who make important contributions to the Society.

1992 Raymond Neutra
1992 Evelyn Talbott
1992 John Goldsmith
1994 Evelyn Talbott
1995 John Goldsmith
1998 Colin L. Soskolne
1999 Goran Pershagen

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