Public Health Leadership Award

Emergency Medicine is a specialty on the frontlines. Emergency physicians are uniquely positioned to be leaders and catalysts in addressing major public health challenges such as environmental concerns, injury prevention strategies, increasing societal vulnerability to emerging infectious diseases, and numerous others. Developing effective solutions to these challenges often requires innovation through interdisciplinary collaborations across not only the field of Healthcare, but also Government/Policy and Technology sectors. This award honors an SAEM member who has made exceptional contributions to addressing public health challenges through interdisciplinary leadership in innovation - locally, regionally, nationally, internationally. These contributions and accomplishments should demonstrate foresight and leading-edge innovative thinking. We encourage you to nominate a diverse pool of candidates for all SAEM awards.

Nominations Now Closed



Candidates may be nominated by any SAEM member and are evaluated by the Awards Committee on their accomplishments in knowledge creation, including:

  1. Interdisciplinary education
  2. Interdisciplinary research and innovation
  3. Advocacy, policy, public health
  4. Creation of technological solutions
  5. Creation of innovative interdisciplinary solutions to public health challenges


The nomination must include:

  • A current CV of the candidate
  • A brief (1-2 paragraph) biographical summary 
  • A cover letter by the nominator addressing above areas and the impact on emergency medicine, delivery of care or understanding of illness/therapy (limited to 2 pages) 
  • While not mandatory, a maximum of two (2) additional support letters may be submitted (each limited to 2 pages)
  • A color photo of nominee (.jpg 300 DPI high resolution)
  • Person nominating award candidate (including mailing address, phone and fax numbers and email address)
  • Contact information of department administrator or media persons that should be notified if the award is received.