Newsmaker: Juan C. Celedón
Noteworthy: Celedón was elected last month to the Association of American Physicians, a professional medical honor society. He was selected as winner of the Innovations in Health Equality — Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society's Clinicians Advisory Committee and its Health Equality Subcommittee.
Family: Wife, Liliana; daughters, Laura and Carolina
Occupation: Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Background: Celedón, who is from Barranquilla, Colombia, leads research in the genetics and epidemiology of asthma in Puerto Rican and black children, and a study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease genetics in Costa Rica.
Education: Doctor of Public Health, epidemiology/genetic epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2001; Master of Public Health, quantitative methods, Harvard School of Public Health, 1999; Doctor of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia, 1988
Quote: “It means a lot of me that the field of health equality and reducing disparities in health is being recognized through these two awards.”