In 2007 the International Epidemiological Association established the Richard Doll Prize in Epidemiology to commemorate his legacy and his contribution to epidemiology. The prize is awarded on a triennial basis. The first prize was awarded in 2008 to Nubia Muñoz, the 2nd in 2011 to David Barker and the 3rd in 2014 to Richard Peto.
The prize will be given to an epidemiologist of the highest international standing, for a body of scientific research in epidemiology that has advanced the understanding of conditions that are important for population health.
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Prize is 21 April 2017.
The prize winner will be selected by a committee comprising the IEA President, President-elect, past-President and two others.
The prize will be presented by the IEA President at the triennial IEA World Congress of Epidemiology in Saitama, Japan on 19-22 August 2017, together with US$5000 and a plaque produced by the IEA. The prize winner will be given the opportunity to address Congress participants in a 30 minute plenary session on a topic of his or her own choice. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the IEA.