2014 Rick Heffernan Award for Public Health Practice – International Society for Disease Surveillance


ISDS Is pleased to announce that the winner of the second annual Rick Heffernan Award for Public Health Practice is Joe Gibson!


Joe is Director of Epidemiology at the Marion County Health Department in Indianapolis and an Affiliate Faculty member at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. He has been named this year’s awardee in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of biosurveillance. For over 20 years, he has worked in public health and has been a champion of the development and use of public health informatics and biosurveillance. As Chair of the BioSense Governance Group for two years, Joe has worked tirelessly to ensure that the voice of the surveillance community is included in decision making and that the development of the system continues to move forward to meet user needs. 


For more information on the Award, please click here.