Outstanding Achievement Award
(Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence/Council on Community Pediatrics)
Recognizes pediatricians who have made outstanding contributions toward advocating for children and child health in the community through the effective use of epidemiologic information.Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., FACPM, FAAP
Dr. Amler, a former AAP Georgia Chapter president, is vice president for government affairs at New York Medical College and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice Administration and Institute of Public Health. He was a regional health administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and oversaw investigations of outbreaks and chemical exposures, advising the surgeon general and Environmental Protection Agency on policy. Dr. Amler was chief medical officer at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, where he was committee chair of a task force on children’s environmental health and launched Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units.