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Scott Frank

Medicine’s Scott Frank receives award from Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) recently selected Scott Frank, assistant professor emeritus in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the School of Medicine, for its Duncan Clark Award. Frank also is director emeritus of the Master of Public Health program at CWRU.

This award was named after APTR Past President, Duncan Clark, an American public health expert and preventive medicine specialist. Established in 1974, it honors individuals or organizations with a distinguished record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and/or advocacy that promoted preventive medicine.

Frank is a public health and family medicine educator, researcher and practitioner. He served as director of health for the City of Shaker Heights and was the principal investigator of the Health Data Matters online resource. Frank maintained a clinical family practice and was involved in research and teaching in the domains of social justice, public health services and systems, public health information technology, adolescent health, tobacco control, substance abuse prevention, public health and medicine, assessment of stress, and the role of spirituality and religion in the medical setting.