Dean Lynn Goldman Receives Environmental Award at the APHA Annual Meeting

At this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting held in Denver, Dean Lynn Goldman was awarded the Homer N. Calver Award on October 31. The Homer N. Calver Award is given by the APHA Environmental Section at the annual meeting to recognize an environmental health expert for their significant contributions to the field.

Dean Goldman was awarded this honor for her deep expertise in environmental health issues, including her work to address environmental factors that can affect children’s health. The Environmental Section of the APHA has a mission of influencing policy and other changes to create and sustain healthy environments and to enhance research, public awareness, prevention and the treatment of diseases caused or exacerbated by environmental factors.

The Award, which was presented on Monday October 31, comes with the opportunity to give a special lecture. After receiving the award, Dean Goldman gave a talk titled “Protection of children’s health and the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act of 2016.”

Dean Goldman is well-known as an epidemiologist, pediatrician and environmental health expert both in the United States and worldwide. Prior to joining the Milken Institute School of Public Health, Goldman served as a professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her work in academia is complemented by a long track record as an environmental regulator. For example, she served as the assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Before that she was in several positions at the California Department of Health Services.

In addition to the Calvers Award, Dean Goldman has received many other accolades for her work over the years including a 2016 Walsh McDermott Medal given to members of the National Academy of Medicine for distinguished service over the years; a 2009 Heinz Award given to innovators addressing global change caused by the impact of human activities; alumna of the year by the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health; the Woodrow Wilson Award for Excellence in Government from Johns Hopkins University; and she was named one of 150 outstanding alumni by the University of California San Francisco.