Eric D. Bothwell Memorial Awards 2019

In early November, at the American Public Health Association meeting in Philadelphia, Dan Duquette, Chair of the Men’s Health Caucus presented the 2019 Bothwell Awards.  The purpose of the Eric D. Bothwell Memorial Awards is to promote scholarship to better understand the causes of physical and mental health disparities of American Indian and Alaska Native boys and men that compromise their ability to fulfill roles as fathers, husbands, providers, leaders, and contributors to their communities, and how to effectively address those disparities.

The 2019 Eric D. Bothwell Student Award in American Indian and Alaska Native Men’s Health was presented to Charlene Apok  (Iñupiaq), who is enrolled in the Indigenous Studies PhD Program at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Charlene’s project is titled Alaska Native Men’s Voices.  It will describe how individual Alaska Native men self-identify and analyze cross-cutting themes related to identity, health and wellbeing.

Left to right:  Lillian Tom-Orme and Patricia Cochran of the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Caucus, Charlene Apok, Doug Modig (Charlenes’ mentor), and Dan Duquette, Chair of the Men’s Health Caucus.

The 2019 Eric D. Bothwell Award in American Indian and Alaska Native Men’s Health was presented to Jasmine Bullard (Lumbee). Jasmine is Quality Research Specialist and Project Manager in the Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center at the Durham VA Health Care System. Jasmine’s current research efforts focus on examining the burden of cancer and quality of cancer care among Veterans, specifically to understand the causes and consequences of disparities along the cancer continuum and effective strategies to eliminate disparities.  Her project, Prostate cancer among American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans, was presented at a poster session.

Left to right:  Lillian Tom-Orme (Chair of the APHA American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Caucus), Jasmine Bullard, Dan Duquette (Chair of the APHA Men’s Health Caucus)

See www.BothwellAward.com for details about the process of applying for the 2020 Awards.