Professor Wendy Parmet to Receive APHA Law Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award


10.24.22 — The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Law Section has selected Professor Wendy Parmet for its Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law Award. This award is given annually to an individual who, over the course of their career, has made significant contributions to the field of public health law. The award will be presented by the Law Section on Monday, November 7, during APHA’s annual meeting.

“It’s a great honor to receive this award, especially because it was voted on by my public health law colleagues. I also need to give thanks to all of my colleagues at the Center for Health Policy and Law, who contribute so much to our interdisciplinary work that aims to improve the public’s health and reduce health inequities through law,” said Parmet, a leading expert on health, disability and public health law who directs the law school’s Center for Health Policy and Law. She also holds a joint appointment with Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in recognition of her national leadership in interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues related to public health.

“It is a special moment when the outside world, particularly the leading public health association in our nation, recognizes what we know to be true: Wendy Parmet is a scholar and advocate of the highest order,” said Dean James Hackney. “She is truly the embodiment of our mission: using the law to make people’s lives better. Through her scholarship, strategic advocacy, teaching and voice, she consistently devotes her energy and her heart to improving people’s lives and advancing public health.”

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