Dr. Karsten Lunze, a 2013 graduate of Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), and his wife, Dr. Fatima Lunze, will receive the Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace from the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta on November 7.
The couple is being honored for establishing the NGO Health for the Caucasus, working to strengthen health care for those directly and indirectly affected by violence in the region
“Conflict upsets the whole healthcare system,” says Dr. Karsten Lunze, who is also a professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and a preventive medicine physician and researcher at Boston Medical Center.
Drs. Lunzes previously received a United Nations Humanitarian Medal for this work in 2016. Also in 2016, Dr. Karsten Lunze received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.
Dr. Karsten Lunze holds an MD and a PhD from Charité Medical School in Berlin, Germany, an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a DrPH from SPH.