Welch-Rose Award

The ASPPH Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health is awarded annually to an individual for extraordinary contributions to the academic public health community. The Welch-Rose Award recognizes the highest standards in academic public health and honors individuals who have made a lasting impact on academic public health. The award also honors Drs. Wickliffe Rose and William Henry Welch whose seminal 1915 report continues to serve as a central reference point for the design of academic public health.



Any individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to academic public health is eligible for nomination. The nominee does not necessarily need to be a current or past faculty member of a CEPH-accredited school or program. Current ASPPH deans and primary representatives will not be considered.

Nomination Process

Nominations can be made by any public health professional. The Award Selection Committee may also solicit nominations. All nominations must contain the following materials:

  • Nominee and nominator contact information;
  • Letter of support identifying the extraordinary contributions to the academic public health community of the nominee (up to 1000 words); and
  • Optional: nominee’s curriculum vitae and up to two additional letters of support.

Award Details

  • Free Registration for ASPPH Annual Meeting
  • Recognition at the Awards Ceremony
  • One night accommodations at the host hotel
  • Travel Stipend

Application Dates

The 2019 ASPPH Awards cycle is now complete. Nominations for 2020 awards will open in August.