The International Epidemiological Association established in 2007 the Richard Doll Prize in Epidemiology. The price is awarded in principle on a triennial basis. The first prize was conferred in 2008 to Dr Nubia Muñoz, and the second prize in 2011 to Dr David Barker.
The prize will be given to an epidemiologist of the highest scientific standard. The recipient will be honoured for scientific achievements that have advanced our understanding of epidemiologic methods or the determinants of a disease or diseases of importance for health in populations through a body of research that may involve a series of studies, rather than a single publication.
Nominating persons, agencies or organizations should fill in the Richard Doll Prize nomination form and forward it to the IEA President. The nomination should be kept confidential.
The next deadline for nominations is 31 December 2013.
The prize winner will be selected by a committee composed by the IEA President, President-elect, past-President and by two members appointed by the IEA Council . The current President will chair the committee and will present the prize winner at the WCE.
The prize will be presented at the triennial IEA World Congress (WCE) in 2014, together with US$30,000 and a plaque produced by the IEA. The prize winner will be given the opportunity to address the participants of the Congress in a 30 minute plenary session on a topic of his or her own choice. Travel and accommodation will be paid by the IEA.