Mr. Scott Burris, has been named the first recipient of the American Public Health Association Law Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Health Law. Mr. Burris and his accomplishments were recognized at the annual Law Section reception on Monday, November 17 at the APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. After this year, the award will be given annually to an individual who, over the course of his or her career, has made significant contributions to the field of public health law through research, teaching and mentoring, practice, and advocacy. Mr. Burris is the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research Program at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law where he is also a professor. Learn more here.