Boston University School of Public Health Professor Awarded the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Educator Award

Contact: Jodie Petrie, 617-638-5432 | jpetrie@bu.edu

(Boston) – Elaine Alpert, MD, MPH, associate professor of public health and medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health, has been awarded the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Educator Award. This award is given to one individual in recognition and appreciation of her or his efforts to provide educational leadership and advocacy for health care providers, systems and communities regarding ways to improve the lives and safety of those affected by violence and abuse.

Dr. Alpert’s career as an academic primary care physician and public health professor at BU has spanned more than 20-years. She has been a full-time faculty member at the School of Public Health since 1996. Her work combines clinical medicine, public health, teaching, research and administration in raising awareness about family and sexual violence as it affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Dr. Alpert has authored numerous articles, chapters and curricula related to both family violence and sexual assault. She serves on numerous committees and task forces including the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence. She was the founding chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) Committee on Violence and served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Training Needs of Health Professionals to Respond to Family Violence.

The award ceremony will take place on Friday October 22 at 6 p.m., during a special presentation at the Third National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence being held in Boston, October 21-23rd.

Founded in 1976, the Boston University School of Public Health is committed to providing a stimulating academic environment that supports excellence and innovation in education, research, and service to improve the health of local, national and international populations, particularly the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable.

The National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence provides professional education and networking regarding the latest research and innovative health care prevention and clinical responses to domestic violence for all health care professionals.