Harvard Award in Psychiatric Epi & Biostats


The annual Harvard Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding achievement and lifelong commitment to the fields of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  Each year the award is given to an individual whose lifelong career contributions have significantly advanced the fields of Psychiatric Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics. The award includes travel to Boston, a lecture presented to a general scientific audience, a reception or dinner, and a plaque to commemorate the event. Ordinarily, nominees are at a very senior level in their careers.

Previous awardees have included Benjamin Passamanick, Morton Kramer, Alexander Leighton, Joseph Fleiss, Samuel Guze, Samuel Greenhouse, Lee Robins, Helena Kraemer, Norman Sartorius, Robert Gibbons, Bruce Dohrenwend, Christine Waternaux, Leon Eisenberg, Tom TenHave, Naomi Breslau, Nan Laird, Jane Murphy, Phil Lavori, Bill Eaton, Don Guthrie, Dan Blazer, Naihua Duan,  Jane Costello, and Susan Murphy. 

Nominations for this year’s award, recognizing outstanding contributions to Psychiatric Epidemiology, are welcome and should be sent by March 15, 2019 to Jake Powers: jpowers@hsph.harvard.edu.  Please only nominate one candidate. No supporting documents are required. The final decision will be made by an awards committee.