MHS Professor Derek Griffith awarded the Tom Bruce Award by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus (CBPH)

Dr. Derek Griffith, associate professor of Medicine, Health, and Society awarded the Tom Bruce Award by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus (CBPH), which is affiliated with the American Public Health Association (APHA). The Tom Bruce Award is presented at the annual APHA meeting in recognition of an individual’s leadership in community-based public health and recognizes “an individual who has made a significant contribution to the CBPH Caucus and the CBPH Movement.”  Quoting from the award, Dr. Griffith’s research on “eliminating health disparities that vary by race, ethnicity and gender” earned him his award. The award was presented at the APHA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA on November 5, 2013.  The Tom Bruce Award was established in 2006 by the Community-Based Public Health (CBPH) Caucus of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The award celebrates the work and the legacy of Dr. Bruce, who many in the CBPH Movement have called the “Father of CBPH.”  Past winners of the Tom Bruce Award include Meredith Minkler, Barbara Israel, Geni Eng, Bonnie Duran and Nina Wallerstein.

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