Epi News Archive


Caroline Buckee Promoted to Professor of Epidemiology

Caroline BuckeeCongratulations to faculty member Caroline Buckee for her promotion from Associate Professor of Epidemiology to Professor of Epidemiology!





David Hunter Elected to the UK Academy of Medical SciencesDavid Hunter

Join us in congratulating David Hunter for being one of 50 prominent biomedical and health scientists to receive this Fellowship in 2021.



Eric DiGiovanni receives the Sarah K. Wood Award for Outstanding Staff Performance


Congratulations to Eric DiGiovanni for receiving the Sarah K. Wood Award for Outstanding Staff Performance from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.



Tiffany Lemon receives Teaching Assistant AwardTiffany Lemon

Join us in congratulating Tiffany Lemon, for receiving a Teaching Assistant award from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.



Excellence in Teaching Award WinnersPhoto

Please join us in congratulating the following students: Alejandro Szmulewicz, Inga Holmdahl, and Nazleen Khan who received the Excellence in Teaching award.




George Seage Memorial Award


Congratulations to the following master’s students who are awardees of the George Seage Memorial Award: Funmbi Okoya, Beau Schaeffer, and Jiabao (Lily) Zhong. These funds, which honor the late George R. Seage III, also serve as an extension of Dr. Seage’s dedication to epidemiology, his kind spirit, and altruistic views.


Student Award Announcement – Alaina Bever

Alaina Bever

Congratulations to Alaina Bever, a MD-PhD Student in the Cancer Epidemiology track of the Population Health Sciences PhD program. She is a recipient of the Barry R. and Irene Tilenius Bloom Fellowship for 2020-21. This fellowship provides financial support for recipients who are selected on the basis of academic merit, leadership potential, and commitment to improving public health in fields and areas of the world in greatest need.

Faculty Award Announcement – Mingyang Song


Congratulations to Mingyang Song! For winning the Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement: Activation Award for his project titled “Microbiome-based approach for improved colorectal cancer prevention with dietary fiber and beyond.”

Activation Awards represent a critical component of the funding program and are intended to support idea generation for junior faculty.

Student Award Announcement – Julien Heidt

 Julien Heidt

Congratulations to Julien Heidt, one of our master’s students, this year’s recipient of the Dimitrios Trichopoulos Memorial Award. The award honors the late Dimitrios Trichopoulos, past Chair of the Department of Epidemiology.



Student Award Announcement – Justin Farmer

Justin Farmer

Congratulations to Justin Farmer, one of our master’s students, Recipient of the Ming and Song Tsuang Award. This award supports students who study psychiatric genetic epidemiology or behavioral genomics.


In Memoriam: George Seage

George Seage

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, the Department of Epidemiology lost a great friend and colleague, George R. Seage III, professor of epidemiology. The Harvard Chan School published an in memoriam which covered the span of his remarkable career as a leader in the field of HIV research, along with his incredible legacy of mentoring the next generation of epidemiologists. A loving obituary can be found in the Boston Globe.



Faculty Announcement – Issa Dahabreh

Issa DahabrehWe are pleased to announce that on January 1, 2021 Issa Dahabreh will join us as Associate Professor of Epidemiology.