The Milbank Quarterly
Early Career Award in Population Health

Congratulations to the 2019 Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award Winner – Jennifer Karas Montez! Click here to learn more.


Continuously published since 1923, The Milbank Quarterly features peer-reviewed original research, policy review, and analysis from academics, clinicians, and policymakers. The Quarterly’s multidisciplinary approach and commitment to applying the best empirical research to practical policymaking offer in-depth assessments of the social, economic, historical, legal, and ethical dimensions of population health and health policy.


The Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award in Population Health recognizes significant contributions to population health science by an individual who has received the Ph.D., M.D. or a comparable graduate degree no more than ten years before the year of the award.  Early career accomplishments may include scientific advances in population health research, significant achievements in the communication and dissemination of population health science, or innovative applications of population health research to address a societal need.  The Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award in Population Health emphasizes contributions that integrate insights from multiple disciplines contributing distinct bodies of knowledge to the challenge of understanding and addressing population health issues.


For the 2020 award, eligible candidates will have received their degree no earlier than May of 2010 (barring circumstances such as parental leave, medical leave, or caregiving responsibilities). Recipients must be current members of IAPHS at the time of the award.  Self-nominations are welcome.


Eligible nominations should include the following application materials (separate pdfs for #1-3; please combine publications/documents [#3] into a single pdf):

  1. A statement of the nominee’s contributions and relevance to the IAPHS Early Career Award.
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae
  3. No more than 3 published works or supporting documents (e.g., policy/white papers or other evidence of engagement with the public for those applicants emphasizing communication/application of population health science).
  4. Finalists will be asked to provide a letter of support

Award recognition:

Award recipient will receive a $3000 honorarium, plus up to $1500 to reimburse expenses associated with conference attendance to receive the award (e.g., travel/hotel).