The Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture was established in 1995 in tribute to Dr. Gordon for his outstanding contributions to the field of epidemiology and for his distinguished service to the National Institutes of Health. The award is made annually to a scientist who has contributed significantly to the field of epidemiology or clinical trials research. The Lectureship is awarded by the NIH on the advice of the Office of Disease Prevention in the Office of the Director and the recommendation of the Epidemiology & Clinical Trials Interest Group.
The Gordon Lecture is part of NIH's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS), which was organized in 1994 by the Office of Intramural Research to invite distinguished scientists to present topics of broad scientific interest to a cross-section of NIH researchers.
Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology in the Department of
Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)
Note: This is the 2015 lecture.
Lewis H. Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H.
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
The Obesity Epidemic: Why Have We Failed? (PDF - 234KB)
Jonathan Samet, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
Big Epidemiology for Big Problems
Julie E. Buring, Sc.D.
Harvard Medical School, Boston
What Do We Do When Studies Disagree?