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J. Michael McGinnis Leadership Excellence Award


The  J. Michael McGinnis Leadership Excellence Award honors a leader whose outstanding accomplishments, commitment, values and contributions best reflect the mission of IAPHS to advance population health science through science, translational activities and mentoring.  The award is given to an individual who has made significant leadership contributions to improving population health and equity through research translation, health policy or academic research.


Candidates will be assessed on their leadership, contributions and accomplishments to advancing population health science, including:

  • Contributions to population health science
  • Commitment to translation of research into policy or practice
  • Demonstrated impact or accomplishments
  • Exemplifies values of integrity, collaboration and commitment to diversity
  • Role as a mentor


Nominee: IAPHS member.  Nominations for academic and non-academic awardees welcome. 
Applicants may not self-nominate.

Award Recognition:

Award recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium or funds can be used for expense reimbursement to attend the conference. Award winners will be recognized in the opening plenary session of the conference.

Multiple Nomination Policy

If multiple nominations are received for the same individuals, nominators will be contacted to coordinate a joint nomination. Nomination forms include the option for multiple signatures in support of the individual being nominated for the award. If you have questions related to a joint nomination, please contact IAPHS Executive Director, Sue Bevan.