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  SEPTEMBER 07, 2012
Columbia’s Santelli to Receive Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. John Santelli, chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, will receive the 2012 American Public Health Society's Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award honors individuals who have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the field of population and reproductive health and will be presented to Dr. Santelli at the APHA Annual Meeting in October.

An expert on adolescent medicine, Dr. Santelli has conducted research on HIV/STD risk behaviors, programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy among adolescents and women, school-based health centers, clinical preventive services, and research ethics. He has been a national leader in ensuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research and in 2009 co-authored the textbook, “Adolescent Health: Understanding and Preventing Risk Behaviors.” Dr. Santelli was granted the 2009 Outstanding Researcher Award from Healthy Teen Network for his contribution in promoting science-based approaches to adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and prevention. Currently, Dr. Santelli also serves as the president for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

[Photo: Dr. John Santelli]