2019 – 2020


Lorelei Mucci Received The Seidman Prize
Lorelei Mucci

Congratulations to Lorelei Mucci! On May 2nd she was awarded the Seidman Prize for MD Research Mentorship at Harvard-MIT, nominated by incoming doctoral student, Emily Rencsok


Joshua Gagne Received Mentor Award

 Joshua GagneCongratulations to Joshua GagneHe was the recipient of the 2019 Harvard Chan Student Mentoring Award. The selection was based on nominations submitted by students, who wrote about the excellence of his mentoring and the impact he has had on their education at Harvard Chan.The award was presented at the May 28th Commencement Celebration in the Kresge Courtyard.


Spring 2019 Rose Travelling Fellows

 Spring 2019 Rose Travelling Fellows

Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Rose Traveling Fellows: Benjamin Fu: Epi, Elizabeth Hentschel: Biostats​, Pamela Martinez Vargas, Christine Tedijanto and Jiaxi Yang: Epi. 




Edward Giovannucci Receives Award

Edward Giovannucci

Congratulations to Edward Giovannucci who received the AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention “for defining the role of genetic, hormonal, metabolic, and nutritional factors in determining cancer risk and patient survival and for identifying modifiable risk factors and preventive strategies for prostate and colorectal cancer.” 

Fall 2019 Rose Traveling Fellows

Rose Fellowship Awardees Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Rose Traveling Fellows: Linda Harrison: Biostats, Inga Holmdahl: Epidemiology, Gabriel Loewinger: Biostats, and Emma McGee: Epidemiology.



New Faculty Appointments

Andrew Beam and Michael Mina

The department welcomed Andrew Beam and Michael Mina as assistant professors of epidemiology on July 1st, 2019.




New Awards

In September 2019 the Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement
Incubation Awards​, included the following faculty: ​

Karestan Koenen
Gut microbiome and PTSD in women

Michael Mina
New approaches to antibody based on detection of pathogen exposures

​Andrew Beam Received R61 Grant

Andrew BeamCongratulations to Andrew BeamHe will be a co-investigator (with collaborators from Tufts) on a R61 grant from the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council (NINDS) for project titled “Discovery of the Biomarker Signature for Neuropathic Corneal Pain.”




Michael Mina Received NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
Michael Mina

Congratulations to Michael Mina! He was announced as a recipient of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award! This is a highly competitive, rare, and prestigious award for individuals who are just beginning their careers as faculty members.





Lorelei Mucci Promoted to Professor of Epidemiology

lorelei mucci

Congratulations to faculty member Lorelei Mucci for her promotion from Associate Professor of Epidemiology to Professor of Epidemiology!






Trichopoulos Fund Recipients


The Dimitrios Trichopoulos Memorial Fund, created in honor of one of the Department of Epidemiology’s distinguished leaders, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, provides financial support to students who, like Dimitrios, pioneer research dedicated to improving public health and advancing scientific progress.


Marc Lipsitch and the CCDD Announcement

March Lipsitch

Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology, and the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) which he directs, were awarded an unrestricted gift of $900,000 by the Morris-Singer Foundation to support efforts underway now with COVID-19.




Rose Traveling Fellows


Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Rose Epi Traveling Fellows Amantia Ametaj and Mario H. Flores. Amantia Ametaj is a post-doctoral research fellow in neuro-psychiatric epidemiology. Mario H. Flores Torres is a PhD student in population health sciences epidemiology.

Human Immunomics Initiative Website Launch


Learn more about the Human Immunomics Initiative at their new website! HII will seek to extend healthy life spans by determining the underlying rules of human immunity, with a focus on older adults.



Bizu Gelaye – Named One of 50 Changemakers of Public Health


Congratulations to Bizu Gelaye, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, who was recognized by the University of Washington as one of 50 alumni changemakers in public health from around the world! Bizu was cited for mentoring a new generation of diverse epidemiologists as a highly-regarded mentor preparing outstanding, diverse public health scientists and leaders.

Marc Lipsitch – Elected to National Academy of Medicine


Congratulations to Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases! He was recognized for making major immunologic, genomic, and evolutionary advances in understanding pneumococcal biology; contributing to defining influenza seasonality mechanisms; and making large contributions to computational/statistical methods for vaccine evaluation.