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Faculty & Staff Honors

Washington Faculty Member Wins “Pumphandle” Award

Dr. Steven Macdonald, clinical associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, received the Pumphandle Award “for outstanding achievement in the field of applied epidemiology” from the Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE).

Steven Macdonald
[Photo: Dr. Steven Macdonald]

Dr. Macdonald, principal consultant with William Farr Applied Epidemiology, recently retired from the Washington State Department of Health, where he worked with the Washington Tracking Network as surveillance epidemiologist. He has previously worked as a health policy analyst at the School of Public Health, as a research scientist in preventive medicine at the UW School of Medicine, and as an epidemiologist in the Surveillance Branch at the CDC National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta.

Dr. Macdonald has served on the Executive Committee of the CSTE, co-chaired the Intergovernmental CDC-CSTE Data Release Guidelines Workgroup, and chaired the CSTE Surveillance Coordination Group. He is a former chair of the Injury Control & Emergency Health Services section of American Public Health Association, and former member of the board of directors for the American Trauma Society.