Awards

2017

2016

Langmuir Lecturer, Epidemiology Intelligence Service, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nathaniel T. Kwit Memorial Distinguished Service Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacology

2015

Red Dress Award, Women’s Day Magazine and American Heart Association

More Awards
2014
  • Henry Blagdon Fellow, Exeter Academy
  • Paul Calabresi Memorial Lectureship
  • Innovators in Health Award, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)
  • Top 25 Women in Health Care, Modern Health Care
  • 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list, Forbes
2013
  • Top 25 Women in Health Care, Modern Health Care
  • 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list, Forbes
  • 50 Most Powerful Moms List, Working Mother magazine
  • Top 25 Women in Health Care, Modern Health Care
  • Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list
2012
  • 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list, Forbes
  • Leadership Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 20 Most Powerful Moms list, Forbes
2011
  • 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list, Forbes
  • 50 Most Powerful Moms List, Working Mother magazine
  • Trumpeter Award, National Consumer’s League
  • Health Policy Hero Award, National Research Center for Women and Families
  • Most Powerful Women in Washington list, Washingtonian
2010
  • Most Powerful Women in Washington list, Washingtonian
2009
  • Foreign Policy Association Medal
2004
  • Yale Stimson Fellow
2003
  • National Associate, National Academy of Sciences
2002
  • Alumnae Recognition Award, Radcliffe College
  • Frederick Barnes Lecture, Brown University
2000
  • Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
1999
  • Elected to Fellowship, American College of Physicians
  • Appreciation Award, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
1998
  • Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, Columbia School of Public Health
1997
  • Life and Breath, American Lung Award
  • Service Recognition Award, AIDS Action Council
  • Laureate Award, New York Downstate Chapter, American College of Physicians
1996
  • Annual Award for Public Service, New York NARAL
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions, Irvington Institute for Immunological Research
1995
  • Outstanding Woman Scientist, Women in Science, New York Academy of Science
1994
  • Second Century Award, Friends of Harlem Hospital
  • Elected to Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • John P. McGovern M.D. Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Distinguished Public Service Award Center for Children and Families, Inc.
  • Second Century Award, Columbia University School of Nursing
1994
  • Robert F. Wagner Award Public Service Award, New York University
  • Award for Outstanding Service, New York Rotary Club
  • Certificate of Honor, The Women’s City Club of New York
1990
  • Public Health Service Special Recognition Award
  • Certificate of Commendation, Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services
1988
  • Public Health Service Commendation
1978
  • Summa Cum Laude, Senior Honors Thesis, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
1976-1977
  • The Harvard Crimson, Executive Editorial Board
1973-1978
  • Harvard College Dean’s List (all semesters)

Honorary Degrees

2012

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, Meharry Medical College

2012

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, Mt Sinai Medical School

2003

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, Bowdoin College

1999

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, The College of Medicine and The School of Graduate Studies of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Professional Societies/Organizations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
  • American College of Physicians (Fellow)
  • American Public Health Association
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • New York Academy of Medicine