Langmuir Lecturers

YEAR No. th CITY LANGMUIR LECTURER* TITLE
1981 1st 54th Chicago (4/9) Robert N. Butler To be added
1982 2nd 55th Kansas City (4/1) Edward N. Brandt, Jr. To be added
1983 NONE —— ——– ———
1984 3rd 57th Philadelphia (3/22) Lawrence K. Altman Medicine and the press: an historical overview
1985 4th 58th Reuel Stallones Theology of coronary heart disease
1986 NONE —— Los Angeles (3/20) —– —–
1987 5th 60th Boston, MA? Oglesby Paul Paul Dudley White: his life and contributions to cardiovascular epidemiology
1988 6th 61st San Diego (3/14) Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Age, sex, and epidemiology
1989 7th 62nd Tampa (3/16) Edward J. Mortimer, Jr. The conflict between epidemiology and public decision making
1990 8th 63rd Baltimore (3/22) Elizabeth Fee Early epidemiology at Johns Hopkins: historical observations
1991 9th 64h Seattle (3/21) John R. Hogness Where do we go from here?
1992  10th 65th Ann Arbor (3/26) Victor M. Hawthorne Good as better than best
1993 11th 66th Pittsburgh, PA? Herbert L. Needleman Risk to the investigator in environmental epidemiology research
1994 12th 67th Berkeley (3/31) S. Leonard Syme From British civil servants to San Francisco bus drivers: why epidemiologists need a new approach
1995 13th 68th Tampa, 3/23 Nigel Paneth John Snow and the official public health response to the London cholera epidemic of 1854
1996 14th 69th Atlanta (3/21) Scott F. Wetterhall Designing a surveillance system: an Olympic experience
1997 15th 70th Rochester, MN (3/13) Marcia Angell Two cultures: scientists and lawyers
1998 16th 71st Boston (3/26) Timothy Johnson Epidemiology and the media
1999 17th 72nd San Francisco (3/18) William Foege To be added
2000 18th 73rd Tampa (3/16) Henry Blackburn Elegance in medicine and public health
2001 19th 74th Houston (3/29) Theodore Woodward The Armed Forces Epidemiological Board: its role in improving health for the military services and general public
2002 20th 75th New York (3/21) Ralph Paffenbarger, Jr. Alexander Duncan Langmuir on my mind
2003 21st 76th Atlanta (3/27) Julie L. Gerberding Orange alert and beyond
2004 22nd 77th Seattle (3/25) Rei Ravenholt Adventures in epidemiology
2005 23rd 78th Baltimore (3/24) Sharon Eubanks Expert evidence in the courts: causation and epidemiology
2006 24th 79th Berkeley (3/20) Marion Nestle Beyond epidemiology: the politics of obesity
2007 25th 80th Boston (3/29) Jim Yong Kim The implementation gap: why we can’t wait
2008 26th 81st Pittsburgh (3/27) Garry Kerr The modern “Sherlock Holmes” approach to epidemiology: bones don’t lie
2009 27th 82nd Seattle (3/26) Donald Hopkins Progress on the global eradication of dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease)
2010 28th 83rd Baltimore (3/25) Clark Heath, Jr. A personal path to epidemiology
2011 29th 84th Atlanta, GA Thomas Frieden The role of data in improving health
2012 30th 85th Berkeley, CA David Kessler The end of overeating
2013 31st 86th East Lansing, MI Jon Samet From John Snow to today: going from data to policy
2014 32nd 87th New Brunswick, NJ Marty Blaser Understanding the microbiome: recent developments
2015 33rd 88th Berkeley, CA Don Francis The 2014-15 Ebola Outbreak, An Unprecedented Public Health Event
2016 34th 89th Boston, MA Seth Mnookin Incidence rates and projected outbreaks?  Communicating epidemiological evidence to a skeptical public
2017 35th 90th New York City, NY Mary Bassett Epidemiology & equity using data to advance justice

* From 1981-1998 the evening lecture was called the “Dinner Lecture”. From 1999 onward it was “The Langmuir Lecture”