Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Distinguished Achievement Award

The EPI Distinguished Achievement Award is presented every three years during the EPI|Lifestyle Joint Council Dinner at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions or at the EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. The award recognizes EPI Council over a continuing period, and who have made substantial professional contributions to the field represented by the council.

  • Contributions to new knowledge in the field
  • Contributions to teaching or clinical care in the field
  • Professional leadership in national or international organizations

Suggested nominees for the Distinguished Achievement Award may be presented to the EPI Leadership Committee by email. Current members of the EPI Leadership Committee and the EPI Nominating Committee are not eligible to be nominated for the award.

Award Recipients

  • 2023 Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
    2021 Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH, FAHA
  • 2020 Darwin R. Labarthe, MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA
  • 2017 David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, FAHA
  • 2014 Mary Cushman, MD, MSc
  • 2011 Gregory L. Burke, MD, FAHA
  • 2008 Michael Criqui, MD, MPH, FAHA,
  • 2005 Russell Luepker, MD, FAHA
  • 2002 Lewis Kuller, MD, FAHA
  • 1999 Henry Blackburn, MD
  • 1996 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor
  • 1993 H. Alfred Tyroler, MD
  • 1990 Thomas Dawber, MD
  • 1987 Jeremiah Stamler, MD
  • 1984 Oglesby Paul, MD


The honoree will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the EPI Council Dinner
  • An engraved plaque
  • Reimbursement for eligible travel expenses up to $1,000


Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago, Illinois

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