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BU Dean Receives Rema Lapouse Award

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Dean Sandro Galea has received the Rema Lapouse Award for lifetime achievement in epidemiology, mental health, and applied public health statistics.

Dr. Elizabeth Costello, professor of medical psychology at Duke University and the 1999 Lapouse Award recipient, presented the award at the 2015 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting.

“It is particularly appropriate that Sandro would be awarded this — Rema Lapouse was an alumna of BU,” Dr. Costello told the standing room-only crowd. Lapouse, a 1937 graduate of the then-College of Liberal Arts, later became a founding member of the Mental Health Section of APHA.

“Sandro has already made major contributions in all three areas,” Dr. Costello continued. “In epidemiology, Sandro coordinated several studies after the 9/11 attacks. In mental health, he has become one of the country’s leading experts on PTSD. In statistics, he has applied complex systems modeling for population health.”

To read more about the award, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/2015/10/09/obesity-paradox-doesnt-hold-up/