Dean Amy Fairchild elected AAAS Fellow

She is recognized for her eminent contributions to public health ethics and policy

Amy Fairchild in front of Cunz Hall

Dean Amy Fairchild has been elected to the 2022 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows for her eminent contributions to public health ethics and policy that are grounded in the history and philosophy of science.

The AAAS Fellowship, recognizing scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications, is one of the most prestigious honors a U.S. scientist can receive. Fellows are elected by their academic peers.

Fairchild, who is also a professor of health services management and policy, was honored alongside Ohio State’s Laura Wagner, professor of psychology, Mohit Randeria, professor of physics, and Antonio Conejo, professor of integrated systems engineering and electrical and computer engineering.

“This year’s Fellows are an exceptional class of leaders in their respective disciplines and representative of Ohio State’s world-class faculty,” said Peter Mohler, vice president for research. “I am pleased that their scholarly pursuits and achievements are being recognized by a distinguished group of scientists, engineers and innovators as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s newest inductees.”

Read more about the new class of Fellows.


About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond. The College's divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy. It is ranked 29th among all colleges and programs of public health in the nation, and first in Ohio, by U.S. News and World Report. Its specialty programs are also considered among the best in the country. The MHA program is ranked 8th, the biostatistics specialty is ranked 22nd, the epidemiology specialty is ranked 25th and the health policy and management specialty is ranked 17th.