The Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) presents the Mortimer Spiegelman Award annually to honor a statistician below the age of 40 in the calendar year of the award who has made outstanding contributions to health statistics, especially public health statistics. The award, established in 1970, is presented annually at the APHA meeting. The award serves to: honor the outstanding achievements of both the recipient and Spiegelman; encourage further involvement in public health by the finest young statisticians; and increase awareness of APHA and the Applied Public Health Statistics Section in the academic statistical community.

The Spiegelman Award recipient must be a health statistician who has made outstanding contributions to statistical methodology and its applications in public health (broadly defined).

The award is open to early-career investigators regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or citizenship. Specifically, candidates must either be under age 40 throughout the award calendar year; or have obtained a terminal degree in statistics or a statistics-related field in the last 10 years. (For extenuating circumstances, the committee will make exceptions to the eligibility requirements: see for more information.)

Nominations are due by June 1. Check website for nomination requirements.