University of Washington School of Public Health
Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna with a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement in any public health discipline or setting. These alumni have made humanitarian contributions and had significant impact, advancing the field through research or practice. They have also demonstrated exceptional resourcefulness, innovation, and/or creativity.
2018 Distinguished Alumnus: Bruce M. Psaty
The UW School of Public Health is pleased to announce Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD, MPH (Epidemiology 1986) as our 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, the School's highest honor for outstanding service and achievement in public health.
Dr. Psaty has made exceptional contributions to the School's mission of research, teaching and service, beginning with the development of the UW's first course in cardiovascular disease epidemiology in 1987. A national leader in encouraging better post-market surveillance of approved medications, he has also advocated for advances in regulatory science at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Psaty is a professor of medicine, epidemiology and health services, and he co-directs the UW's Cardiovascular Health Research Unit. He also is an investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and a practicing general internist at Harborview Medical Center. He has published more than 850 articles, editorials and commentaries. Recently, he collaborated with investigators from other cohort studies to establish the CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology) consortium, whose publications have identified genetic associations that are potential targets for new drug therapies.
Dr. Psaty earned his MPH from the Department of Epidemiology here at SPH after receiving MD, PhD (English) and MA (English) degrees from Indiana University and an AB from Princeton University.