ANTHC’s Dr. Ellen Provost honored for service to public health

January 31, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Provost, ANTHC’s Director of the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, for her recognition by the Alaska Public Health Association Board of Directors as the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award. The Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award recognizes the achievements of an individual in the area of health in Alaska over an extended period of time of more than 10 years. The award is named for Dr. Anne Lanier, a longtime public health pioneer and dedicated clinician who began her career in Alaska in 1967 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Dr. Provost has served the Alaska Tribal Health System for more than 25 years, and has been Director of the Alaska Native EpiCenter since 2005. She arrived in Bethel in 1990 to work with Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. She is a physician specializing in preventive medicine and public health, and has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics. The award was presented on Jan. 24 at the 2019 Alaska Health Summit. Alaska Public Health Association awards recognize special contributions to public health in Alaska.

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