Newsmaker: Dr. Lewis Kuller
Noteworthy: Kuller received the John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association and the Royal Society for Public Health in England. The award recognizes a scientist for excellence in epidemiologic practice or research.
Residence: Fox Chapel
Family: Wife, Alice, three grown children
Occupation: Professor emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Education: Kuller received his medical degree from George Washington University in 1959. He earned a doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1966.
Background: Kuller moved to Pittsburgh in 1972 to be chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at Pitt’s School of Public Health. He held the post for 30 years. As an author of more than 300 scientific articles, mostly in the field of epidemiology, Kuller is recognized as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world.
Quote: “APHA’s recognition of our work in cardiovascular disease prevention, women’s health and, more recently, aging is a testament to the skill and expertise of our team at Pitt Public Health.”