11/05/2015

The APHA Law Section awarded Public Health Law Research program grantees and others at a reception on November 2, 2015 at the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The PHLR grantees who were recognized include: Y. Tony Yang, ScD, MPH, Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, Laine Rutkow, JD, PhD, and Shannon Fratteroli, PhD, MPH.

Below is the full list of award recipients:

Abstract of the Year (tie):
Natasha Frost, Julie Ralston Aoki. Using child care regulations as a policy lever for promoting healthy food and physical activity in out-of-school time settings
Jonathan Purtle, Robert Field, Esther Chernak, Tom Hipper, Jillian Nash Arot, Exploring the impacts of public health laws on syndromic disease surveillance practices in the United States

Student Abstract of the Year:
Molly Simmons, Shannon Frattaroli, Lainie Rutkow. Collaborating with policymakers to produce applied research: a case study of the military’s Integrated Disability Evaluation System

Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law:
Y. Tony Yang

Jennifer Robbins Award for the Practice of Public Health Law:
Matthew Penn

Lifetime Achievement Award in Public Health Law:
Larry Gostin (view a video of Professor Gostin's acceptance speech on YouTube)

Distinguished Service to the Law Section:
Kerri Lowrey

The Public Health Law Research program co-sponsored the APHA Law Section reception with the Network for Public Health Law. For full coverage of the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting, visit the PHLR Twitter feed.