Tilson selected for APHA's Frost Award

July 18, 2006
Hugh Tilson

Hugh Tilson

Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been selected to receive the 2006 Wade Hampton Frost Award by the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Tilson will accept the award at APHA’s 134th annual meeting on November 6 in Boston, where he also will present the annual Frost Lecture.

The award is named to honor the pioneering work of Wade Hampton Frost (1880-1938), founding professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. First bestowed in 1972, it recognizes an individual who, through the application of epidemiologic methods, has made a significant contribution to addressing a major public health issue. Tilson’s work has been concentrated in the area of pharmacoepidemiology.

In announcing this year’s recipient, James A. Gaudino, MD, MS, MPH, co-chair of the awards committee, called Tilson “a recognized and sought-after scientific expert and public health leader” and praised his efforts in epidemiology, public health practice, and public health workforce training and enhancement.

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