This ISEE annual award for the best environmental epidemiology paper published in a peer-reviewed journal aims to recognize excellence in the field of environmental epidemiology and encourage the publication of outstanding papers.
Criteria for the award include but are not limited to:
- Quality (data, analyses, presentation, argument)
- Relevance to environmental epidemiology
The winning paper is selected by the Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper (BEEP) Award subcommittee and approved by the Executive Council. The handling editor of the journal in which the paper is published will receive a special certificate. Authors, editors, and readers may make nominations. Only outstanding papers should be nominated.
How to Nominate a Paper for the BEEP
Note, nominated papers for the 2023 award must be published in a scientific journal between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2022
The application should include:
- Nomination Letter
- Copy of the paper
- Brief statement (50-100 words) indicating the specific aspect of the paper that makes it outstanding (e.g., the value of its methodologic contribution or the policy controversy it contributes to resolving).
Submit all required materials through the online Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper (BEEP) Award Application. The winning paper will be announced during the annual conference.
The deadline for submitting 2023 award nominations is March 30, 2023.
2023 Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper (BEEP) Award
Long-term exposure to low ambient air pollution concentrations and mortality among 28 million people: results from seven large European cohorts within the ELAPSE project
Massimo Stafoggia, PhD, Bente Oftedal, PhD, Jie Chen, PhD, Sophia Rodopoulou, PhD, Matteo Renzi, MSc, Prof Richard W. Atkinson, PhD, et al.
Past Award Winners
Association Between Gestational Exposure to Toxicants and Autistic Behaviors Using Bayesian Quantile Regression
Joshua D. Alampi, Bruce P Lanphear, Joseph M Braun, Aimin Chen, Tim K Takaro, Gina Muckle, Tye E Arbuckle, Lawrence C McCandless
Mercury exposure and premature mortality in the Grassy Narrows First Nation community: a retrospective longitudinal study
|2021 - Honorable Mentions|
Socioeconomic level and associations between heat exposure and all-cause and cause-specific hospitalization in 1,814 Brazilian cities: A nationwide case-crossover study.
Changing the urban design of cities for health: The superblock model
Improved asthma outcomes observed in the vicinity of coal power plant retirement, retrofit and conversion to natural gas
Within-city Spatial Variations in Ambient Ultrafine Particle Concentrations and Incident Brain Tumors in Adults.
Various Types of Perceived Job Discrimination and Sleep Health Among Working Women: Findings From the Sister Study
Short term association between ozone and mortality: global two stage time series study in 406 locations in 20 countries
|2020 - Joint Winners|
Acute Air Pollution Exposure and the Risk of Violent Behavior in the United States
Short term exposure to fine particulate matter and hospital admission risks and costs in the Medicare population: time stratified, case crossover study
|2019||Empirical Evidence of Mental Health Risks Posed by Climate Change|
Nick Obradovich, Robyn Migliorini, Martin P. Paulus, Iyad Rahwan
PNAS, October 23, 2018; Vol. 115, Issue 43
|Association Between Ambient Temperature and Mortality Risk and Burden: Time Series Study in 272 Main Chinese Cities|
Renjie Chen, Peng Yin, Lijun Wang, Cong Liu, Yue Niu, Weidong Wang, Yixuan Jiang, Yunning Liu, Jiangmei Liu, Jinlei Qi, Jinling You, Haidong Kan, Maigeng Zhou
BMJ, Vol. 363, October 31, 2018
|Prenatal Exposure to DDT and Pyrethroids for Malaria Control and Child Neurodevelopment: The VHEMBE Cohort, South Africa|
Brenda Eskenazi, Sookee An, Stephen A. Rauch, Eric S. Coker, Angelina Maphula, Muvhulawa Obida, Madelein Crause, Katherine R. Kogut, Riana Bornman, Jonathan Chevrier
Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 126, April 6, 2018
|2018||A cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstove intervention to prevent pneumonia in children under 5 years old in rural Malawi (the Cooking and Pneumonia Study): a cluster randomised controlled trial|
Kevin Mortimer, Chifundo B. Ndamala, Andrew W. Naunje, Jullita Malava, Cynthia Katundu, William Weston, Deborah Havens, Daniel Pope, Nigel G. Bruce, Moffat Nyirenda, Duolao Wang, Amelia Crampin, Jonathan Grigg, John Balmes, Stephen B. Gordon
Lancet 2017; 389: 167–75
|2017||Association between Air Pollution and Coronary Artery Calcification within Six Metropolitan Areas in the USA (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution): A Longitudinal Cohort Study|
Joel D. Kaufman, Sara D. Adar, R. Graham Barr, Matthew Budoff, Gregory L. Burke, Cynthia L. Curl, Martha L. Daviglus, Ana V. Diez Roux, Amanda J. Gassett, David R. Jacobs Jr. Richard Kronmal, Timothy V. Larson, Ana Navas-Acien, Casey Olives, Paul D. Sampson, Lianne Sheppard, Emeritus David S Siscovick, James H Stein, Adam A. Szpiro, Karol E. Watson:
Lancet; 388: 696-704 August 13, 2016
|2016||Mortality Risk Attributable to High and Low Ambient Temperature: a Multicountry Observational Study|
Antonio Gasparrini, Yuming Guo, Masahiro Hashizume, Eric Lavigne, Antonella Zanobetti, Joel Schwartz, Aurelio Tobias, Shilu Tong, Joacim Rocklöv, Bertil Forsberg, Michela Leone, Manuela De Sario, Michelle L Bell, Yue-Liang Leon Guo, Chang-fu Wu, Haidong Kan, Seung-Muk Yi, Micheline de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho, Paulo Hilario Nascimento Saldiva, Yasushi Honda, Ho Kim, and Ben Armstrong:
Lancet; 386: 369–75 May 21, 2015
|2015||Lung Function and Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease after Improved Cooking Fuels and Kitchen Ventilation: A 9-Year Prospective Cohort Study |
Yumin Zhou, Yimin Zou, Xiaochen Li, Shuyun Chen, Zhuxiang Zhao, Fang He, Weifeng Zou, Qiuping Luo, Wenxi Li, Yiling Pan, Xiaoliang Deng, Xiaoping Wang, Rong Qiu, Shiliang Liu, Jingping Zheng, Nanshan Zhong, Pixin Ran:
PLOS Medicine: PLoS Med 11(3): e1001621
|2014||Does Ambient Air Pollution Trigger Stillbirth?|
Ambarina S. Faiz, George G. Rhoads, Kitaw Demissie, Yong Lin, Lakota Kruse, David Q. Rich:
Epidemiology, 24(4):538-544, July 2013
|2013||Birth Weight, Head Circumference, and Prenatal Exposure to Acrylamide from Maternal Diet: The European Prospective Mother-Child Study (NewGeneris)|
Marie Pedersen, Hans Von Stedingk, Maria Botsivali, Silvia Agramunt, Jan Alexander, Gunnar Brunborg, Leda Chatzi, Sarah Fleming, Eleni Fthenou, Berit Granum, Kristine B. Gutzkow, Laura J. Hardie, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos, Michelle A. Mendez, Domenico F. Merlo, Jeanette K. Nielsen, Per Rydberg, Dan Segerbäck, Jordi Sunyer, John Wright, Margareta Törnqvist, Jos C. Kleinjans, Manolis Kogevinas, and The Newgeneris Consortium:
Environmental Health Perspectives, December 2012: 120:1739-1745
|2011||Social Network Sensors for Early Detection of Contagious Outbreaks|
Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler:
PLoS ONE September 1, 2010: 5.9:1-8
|2010||Fine-Particulate Air Pollution and Life Expectancy in the United States|
C. Arden Pope III, Majid Ezzati, and Douglas W. Dockery:
New England Journal of Medicine January 22, 2009: 360:376-386
|2009||Heat Effects on Mortality in 15 European Cities |
Michela Baccini, Annibale Biggeri, Gabriele Accetta, T. Kosatsky, K Katsouyanni, A Analitis, HR Anderson, L Bisanti, D D’Ippoliti, J Danova, B Forsberg, S Medina, A Paldy, D Rabczenko, C Schindler, P Michelozzi: Epidemiology 2008;19:711–719