EPI Mentoring Award

Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention's Early Career Committee

The Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award highlights the importance of superior mentoring in cardiovascular epidemiologic research by honoring a person who has provided exceptional individual and institutional mentoring and advocacy for cardiovascular epidemiology researchers. The awardee will be honored at the Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions.

Nominations will reopen in August 2020.


Award Recipients

2020 Russell V. Luepker, MD, MS, FAHA
2019 Thomas A. Pearson, MD, PhD, MPH
2018 Lori Mosca, MD, PhD, MPH, FAHA
2017 David R. Jacobs, PhD
2016 Philip Greenland, MD
2015 Gerardo Heiss, MD
2014 A. Richey Sharrett, MD
2013 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD
2012 Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, DM, FACC, FAHA
2011 No award given
2010 Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, FAHA
2009 Aaron Folson, MD, FAHA


Evaluation Criteria

Each nominee will be considered based on his or her history of mentoring epidemiology researchers as well as his or her overall record towards the professional development of mentees. Membership in the American Heart Association by the nominee is strongly encouraged but not mandatory for nomination.


How to Nominate

Electronic submission of award application through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the nomination will not be accepted.

Candidates will be scored based on their nomination letters and mentoring history. Nominations should include the following materials in PDF format:

  • A letter of nomination specifically addressing the candidate’s contributions in mentoring in cardiovascular epidemiology. Provision of the names of individuals mentored by the nominee is required, including their current positions. Up to two additional supporting letters are recommended but not required.
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae


Visit the Council Awards & Fellowships Application System to submit a nomination.

A username and password set up through online registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, you may register as you enter the Application System by clicking "Sign Up" next to the Log In button on the sign-in page. AHA Professional Members who are creating an online profile should register using their AHA membership identification numbers.



The award will be presented at the Council Dinner at the annual Epidemiology and Prevention Conference. The winner will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to the conference
  • Hotel accommodations for one night
  • Engraved plaque
  • Complimentary council dinner ticket and presentation of a plaque at the dinner


Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health

March 3- 6, 2020

Phoenix, Arizona

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