Every year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) honors excellence in public health leadership and innovation, from state and local health officials to those speaking up for public health from the halls of Congress. This year’s awards will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 12 p.m. during APHA’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Expo, which officially kicks off Nov. 6.
Among its awardees is Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, founder and global director of ICAP at Columbia University and Co-Lead for the NYC Pandemic Response Institute. She will receive the APHA Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health for her groundbreaking work in global HIV research, treatment, and care.
“The commitment and accomplishments of these outstanding public health leaders is inspiring,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “Their contributions, and those of countless others, have helped strengthen the field and build a healthier nation as we continue to face serious public health challenges.”
The award recognizes Dr. El-Sadr’s partnership with global health leaders, innovators, and researchers to increase access to care and prevent the occurrence of diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV.
Read the full announcement at APHA.