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Ancel Keys Memorial Lecture

Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology & Prevention

This lecture was established in 1990 by the Council on Epidemiology (now the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention) to honor Dr. Ancel Keys. A founding member of the council, Dr. Keys has had a long and distinguished scientific career in the study of cardiovascular diseases, their correlates, causes, and prevention in the United States and abroad.
YearAwardee Honoree and Presentation Title
2017Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS
“Prevention in the Era of Precision Medicine”
2016Ana V. Diez Roux, M.D., PhD, MPH
"Rediscovering The Role Of The Environment In Cardiovascular Health And Health Disparities: Implications For Research And Policy"
2015Gregory L. Burke, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA
“Embracing Future Opportunities in Population Research”
2014Joann E. Manson MD, MPH, DrPH, FAHA
“Controversies in Primary Prevention: Aspirin, Estrogen, and Vitamin D Supplementation”
2013Michael Criqui, MD, MPH
"The Importance of Non-Coronary Atherosclerosis"
2012George Howard, PhD
“Adventures (And Misadventures) on the Road to Understand (And Reduce) Disparities in
Stroke Mortality”
2011Barbara Howard, PhD, FAHA
“Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease in the 21st Century- -Insights from Two
Diverse Populations”
2010Philip Greenland, MD, FAHA
“Whither Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction”
2009Bruce Psaty, MD, PhD, MPH, FAHA
“Drug Therapies for the Prevention of CVD Events: Trials and Errors”
2008Michael Lauer, MD, FAHA
“Screening for Coronary Artery Disease: Is It Too Soon to Think Clinically?”
2007Salim Yusuf, MBBS, DPhil, FRCP, FRCPC, FACC
“Towards a Global Solution for CVD--Can We Prevent the Majority of Premature CVD in
the Next 25 Years?"
2006Walter Willett, MD, DrPH
“Diet and Heart Disease: The Seven Countries and Beyond”
2005Eric Boerwinkle, MD
“Genetics as a Bridge between the Basic and Clinical Sciences”
2004Darwin Labarthe, MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA
“Epidemiologic Transitions: Variations on a Theme by Abdel Orman”
2003Stephen B. Hulley, MD
“The Cardia Study: Greatest Hits (So Far)”
2002Curt D. Furberg, MD, FAHA
“Translating Research into Practice”
2001Russell Luepker, MD, FAHA
“The Challenge of out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Death”
2000Jack Farquhar, MD
“The Coming International Crisis in Cardiovascular Disease”
1999Lewis H. Kuller, MD, DrPH
"Hormones, Women's Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis, and
Dementia”
1998Millicent Higgins, MD, PhD
"Epidemiology and Prevention of Heart Disease in Families"
1997Ralph S. Paffenbarger, Jr.
“Physical Activity as Protection Against Cardiovascular and All-Caused Mortality”
1996Herman Alfred Tyroler
“Cardiovascular Diseases, Race and Social Factors; Studies in the Southeastern U.S.,
1960-1990
1995Elizabeth Barrett-Connor
“The Gender Gap in CV Disease: Methodologic Issues”
1994William B. Kannel
“Clinical Misconceptions Dispelled by Epidemiologic Research”
1993Frederick H. Epstein
“CV Disease Epidemiology - A Journey From the Past to the Future”
1992Jeremiah Stamler
“Nutritional Research: Doing the Right thing”
1991Henry W. Blackburn
“Whence and Whiter”
1990Geoffrey Rose
“Individuals and Populations in Preventive Cardiology”