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American College of Epidemiology

  • In: Encyclopedia of Epidemiology
  • Edited by: Sarah Boslaugh
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Research Methods , Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The American College of Epidemiology (ACE) was incorporated in 1979 with the purpose of addressing the professional concerns of epidemiologists and developing criteria for their professional recognition. Goals of the ACE include advocating for policies and actions that enhance the science and practice of epidemiology, promoting the professional development of epidemiologists, recognizing excellence in epidemiology, issuing timely policy statements for the profession, and developing and maintaining an active membership base representing all aspects of epidemiology. The first president of the ACE was Abraham M. Lilienfeld, who was also one of the signatories of the ACE Articles of Incorporation, along with Cedric F. Garagliano and Curtis L. Meinert.

The ACE is a professional membership organization for people working in epidemiology or closely related fields: Individuals must ...

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