The Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association invites nominations for the 2008 Mortimer Spiegelman Award, honoring a statistician aged 40 or younger who has made outstanding contributions to health statistics, especially public health statistics. The award was established in 1970 and is presented annually at the APHA meeting.

The award serves three purposes:

  • To honor the outstanding achievements of both the recipient and Spiegelman
  • To encourage further involvement in public health by the finest young statisticians
  • To increase awareness of the APHA and the Statistics Section in the academic statistical community

Nominations for the 2008 Award must be submitted by April 1, 2008. To be eligible for the 2008 Spiegelman Award, a candidate must have been born in 1968 or later. Please state in the nominating letter the candidate’s birthday. The nominator should include one or two paragraphs in the nominating letter describing how the nominee’s contributions relate to public health concerns. A maximum of three supporting letters per nomination can be provided. Please send a nominating letter and the candidate’s CV to:

2008 Spiegelman Award Committee
c/o Rebecca Betensky, Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
655 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Email inquires may be made to

Further details about the award including the list of past recipients and more information about the Statistics Section of APHA can be found at