Joseph Public Health Award

Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership and service in the field of public health. This award has been established in memory of J. Mehsen Joseph, Ph.D., who dedicated his life toward the advancement of both microbiology and public health.

The nominee must be a microbiologist identified with public health. The recipient will be recognized for significant achievements in integrating the science of microbiology into the practice of public health and for promoting the importance of linking these two disciplines.

Extended to July 7, 2017.


Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two references are accepted per nomination. The nominator and references may not share employers and may not be in the same academic department as the nominee. Please note: the references are not required to submit statements; they will only be contacted if the committee requires more information regarding the nomination. Nominations must consist of the following:

ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year. 

Past Laureates
Sponsor: Hologic