ASTDA Awards

ASTDA awards recognize individuals who epitomize the Association’s mission. Awardees are honored for significant contributions toward the prevention, control and ultimate eradication of sexually transmitted infections. Individuals may be recognized for significant scholarship in medical, epidemiologic, laboratory, or behavioral research; for the development of high-impact programs in partnership with key communities; for exemplary teaching or mentorship of developing leaders; or for other distinctive services to the field.

There may be three (3) awards presented annually:

  1. The ASTDA Distinguished Career Award is presented to a person with a long and extraordinary career in the field of sexually transmitted diseases.
  2. The ASTDA Achievement Award is presented to a person at mid-career to acknowledge an outstanding body of work in sexually transmitted diseases or to an individual for a single major achievement in the field.
  3. The ASTDA Young Investigator Award is presented to a person engaged in outstanding work in the field of sexually transmitted diseases who is no more than seven years from completion of training.

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners

Gail Bolan
Gail BolanDistinguished Career Award
Gail Bolan, MD, Director, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has made large and sustained contributions to the fields of STI, HIV and sexual health during her nearly 40-year career. Having worked at the local, state and federal levels, Dr. Bolan has leveraged her unique perspectives to modernize STI and HIV prevention nationally. She leads with commitment and passion, continually challenging established dogma to move the field forward.

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Gina Ogilvie
Gina OgilvieAchievement Award
Gina Ogilvie, MD, MSc, FCFP, DrPH, is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health; Senior Public Health Scientist at BC Centre for Disease Control; Associate Director of Women’s Health Research Institute. Her research, clinical and policy expertise focuses on the public health and clinical aspects of testing and interventions for reproductive tract infections, HPV screening and the HPV vaccine, and her findings have been highly influential in shaping public health policy for screening, testing and treatment in Canada and globally. She sits on many national and global advisories including for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health globally, providing guidance on optimal testing and screening policies for STI, HIV and as well as on HPV and STI vaccine policy and programming.

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Claire Bristow
Claire BristowYoung Investigator Award
Claire Bristow, PhD, MPH, MSc, is an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego. Her research focuses on the implementation and evaluation of novel diagnostic strategies, including multi-STI testing and antimicrobial susceptibility determination, to increase testing and treatment programs’ integration and effectiveness. An additional research interest is the identification of underlying mechanisms driving the spread of STIs.

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Year Distinguished Career Award (formerly Thomas Parran Award) Achievement Award Young Investigator Award Best STD Paper by a Young Investigator
2019 Charlotte Gaydos, DrPH, MPH Patricia Kissinger, PhD, MPH Yonatan Grad, MD, PhD Jeb Jones
2018 Max Chernesky, PhD Stephanie Taylor, MD Alexis Roth, PhD Emily Learner
2017 Jo-Anne Dillon, PHD Lisa Manhart, PHD Christine Khosropour, PHD
2016 Anne Marie Rompalo, MD, ScM Joan M. Chow, MPH, DrPH Lindley A. Barbee, MD, MPH
2015 Anna Wald, MD, MPH Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH Robert Kircaldy, MD, MPH
2014 Franklyn Judson, MD Christina Marra, MD Christina Muzny, MD
2013 Jonathan Zenilman, MD Jane Schwebke, MD Jesse Clark, MD
2012 David Martin, MD Kim Workowski, MD Ina Park, MD, MS
2011 Thomas C. Quinn, MD, MSc Connie Celum, MD, MPH Rebecca M. Brotman, PhD, MPH
2010 H. Hunter Handsfield, MD Harrell Chesson, PhD Jared Baeten, MD, PhD
2009 Sharon Hillier, PhD J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS Khalil G. Ghanem, MD
2008 Edward W. Hook, MD Charlotte Gaydos, DrPH Rachel L. Winer, PhD
2007 Sheila A. Lukehart, PhD Lauri Markowitz, MD Jami Leichliter, PhD
2006 Sevgi Aral, PhD David Martin, MD Laura Bachmann, MD, MPH
2005 Myron (Mike) S. Cohen, MD Geoff Garnett, PhD William Michael Geisler, MD, MPH
2004 Robert C. Brunham, MD Anna Wald, MD, MPH Matthew Golden, MD, MPH
2003 Willard Cates Jr., MD Laura Koutsky, PhD Caroline Cameron, PhD
2002 Richard Rothenberg, MD, MPH David DuPuy Celentano, ScD, MHS Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD
2001 Harald zur Hausen, MD Penelope J. Hitchcock, DVM
2000 Walter E. Stamm, MD Edward W. Hook III, MD Arturo Centurion-Lara, MD
1999 Robert B. Jones, MD, PhD Thomas C. Quinn, MD
1998 Peter Piot, MD, PhD Sevgi 0. Aral, PhD
1997 Lawrence Corey, MD Judith N. Wasserheit, MD
1996 William M. McCormack, MD Sharon L. Hillier, PhD
1995 David Taylor-Robinson, MD Walter E. Stamm, MD
1994 William W. Darrow, PhD Attila Lorincz, PhD
1993 Lars Westrom, MD
1992 P. Frederick Sparling, MD
1991 Allan R. Ronald, MD Sheila A. Lukehart, PhD
1990 Julius Schachter, PhD Willard Cates, Jr.,MD/Jack Kirby/Jack Spencer
1989 Paul J. Wiesner, MD Frank Plummer, MD
1988 John C. Hume, MD
1987 J.David Oriel, MD Richard S. Stephens, PhD
1985 James N. Miller, PhD Eric Sandstrom, MD
1984 E.Russell Alexander. MD Lawrence Corey, MD
1983 King K. Holmes, MD, PhD Steven Margolis, PhD
1982 R. Duncan Catterall, MD Daniel C. William, MD
1981 James W. Curran, MD
1980 Harry Pariser, MD Franklyn N. Judson, MD
1979 Claude Nicol, CBE, FRCP William M. McCormack, MD
1978 Thomas B. Turner, MD
1977 Nicholas J. Fiumara, MD
1976 Angelo F. “Jack” Marino Thomas J. Fitzgerald, PhD
1975 Rudolph H. Kampmeier, MD Paul J. Wiesner, MD
1974 Herman Beerman, MD Thomas M. Buchanan, MD
1973 Genevieve Stout
1972 William J. Brown, MD Joseph Forish