APHA announces 2016 awards winners

September 27, 2016 - American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association today announced the 2016 winners of its prestigious national awards, which recognize individuals for leadership, innovation and excellence in the field. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative; and Marc Edwards, PhD, Charles Lunsford professor of civil engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, are honored for their roles in bringing attention to elevated blood lead levels among residents of Flint, Michigan, during the city’s water crisis. They are the first joint honorees of the David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health.