Douglas Wiebe, Winner of the 2017 Kenneth Rothman EPIDEMIOLOGY Prize
The Editors and Editorial Board of Epidemiology are pleased to announce the selection of Douglas Wiebe as the winner of this year’s Rothman Epidemiology Prize. This award of $5000 is funded from a private endowment and is given annually for the best paper published in the journal in the preceding year. The selection criteria are importance, originality, clarity of thought, and excellence in writing. Dr. Wiebe’s winning paper, titled “Mapping Activity Patterns to Quantify Risk of Violent Assault in Urban Environments,” appeared in our January 2016 issue. The paper used a temporal and spatial scale relevant to the dynamics of violent assault, and showed that gunshot assault risks included being alone, acquiring a gun, and entering areas with more vacancy, violence, and vandalism.