Hidalgo receives early career achievement award

A UAB School of Public Health professor was recently honored for her contributions in epidemiology. 
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HidalgoJoomlaBertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., MPHBertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, was recognized with the Early Career Achievement Award at the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections capstone symposium. The award is given to early career scholars — those who received their doctorate within the past 10 years — for outstanding contributions to their field.

Hidalgo was recently appointed to two national boards: the Board of External Experts at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Board of the American College of Epidemiology. She is also an associate scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center.

“The award is a testament to the support, mentoring and encouragement I’ve had throughout my academic career,” Hidalgo said. “My colleagues and mentors have taught me, encouraged me and brought chairs to many a table for me. With that support, I hope to continue to do work that advances scientific discovery and helps eliminate disparities.” 

Hidalgo earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, her master’s degree from the University of Southern California and her doctoral degree from UAB. She also completed a postdoctoral statistical genetics fellowship at UAB.