Martha May Eliot Award Presented to Bernard GuyerAmerican Public Health Association - News Room
Martha May Eliot Award Presented to Bernard GuyerSan Francisco, Calif., November 16, 2003 -The 2003 Martha May Eliot Award honoring exceptional achievement in the field of maternal and child health was presented to Bernard Guyer, MD, MPH, here during the American Public Health Association's 131st Annual Meeting.With over three decades of experience in the maternal and child health arena, Guyer, a practicing pediatrician, is a recognized leader and advocate for the health and well-being of mothers, children and their families.
has made significant contributions to the maternal and child health field across a wide range of areas, including academia, research, policy and practice in private and public settings.He has held leadership positions in all of these areas.He is currently chair of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health's Department of Population and Family Health Science and has held many other positions at Johns Hopkins, including professor and chair of maternal and child health and faculty member within the Injury Prevention Center.Guyer has also held the positions of chief coordinator of the master's of public health program at the Harvard School of Public Health, chair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Poison Control System and Committee on Immunization Finance, Policies and Practices. Guyer
has authored over 200 publications, including his
1995 book Assessing and Developing Primary Care for Children: Reforms in Health Systems.He
has written peer-reviewed articles on such topics as immunization, injury prevention and integrating women's and prenatal health.He
has also supervised dissertations, written curriculum for the Harvard
and Johns Hopkins
schools of public health and presided over case studies covering topics such as state law on mandatory newborn screening for tuberous sclerosis. Guyer is the co-principal investigator of a 2000-2008 evaluation grant and has been involved in numerous research studies touching on many aspects of maternal and child health.He
has received numerous awards, including the Zanvyl Krieger
Professor of Children's Health.Guyer's presentations have included many at APHA Annual Meetings where he has been a long-standing member of the maternal and child health section of the APHA.