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Department of Biostatistics

The Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award

Dr. Thomas Dublin, a 1941 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Epidemiology, established this award in 1999 to honor his father, Dr. Louis Dublin, a distinguished biostatistician who was a forerunner in his field and served as a vice president at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. Knowing that biostatistics and epidemiology have long been united by a tradition of collaboration, exemplified by the notable partnership of Lowell Reed and Wade Hampton Frost, who investigated the dynamics of epidemics and disease distribution in populations, Dr. Dublin felt strongly about establishing a fund to support students with a joint focus in these two disciplines. Therefore, the Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics supports those students whose research focuses on the effective use of statistical reasoning and methods in epidemiology.

Award winners are usually announced by the first of May each year.

Congratulations to our 2023 recipients: Jingning Zhang, Dept. of Biostatistics (read paper here) and Nel Jason Haw, Dept. of Biostatistics (read paper here)

For more information, please contact Mary Joy Argo, Academic Administrator (phone: 410-614-4454; fax: 410-955-0958; email:

View our past Honors and Awards winners here or contact Erica Tunstall at for more information.