Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Walter  Orenstein

Professor

Jointly Appointed, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

Honors and Awards:

Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha
Commendation Medal, United States Public Health Service, June 1984
Meritorious Service Medal, United States Public Health Service, May 1988
Unit Commendation Medal, December 1990
Unit Commendation Medal, April 1992
Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal, July 1992
Outstanding Unit Citation, January 1993
Unit Commendation Medal, February 1993
Excellence in Public Health Award, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials,
1994
1995 World Health Day Award, The American Association for World Health, April 1995
Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Visiting Professor, The University of Tennessee,
Memphis, TN, March 20, 1996
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Special Recognition Award, 1996
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Every Child by Two, Immunization Partners Award, 1996
Unit Commendation Medal, June 1997
Unit Commendation Medal, October 2000
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Distinguished Service Award, 2001
American Academy of Pediatrics Excellence in Public Service Award, 2003
Phillip R. Horne Award, National Immunization Conference, May 2004
Rotary International Award, May 2004
Jeryl Lynn Hilleman Lecture, National Immunization Conference, CDC Foundation, May
2004
Charles C. Shepard Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award, CDC, June 2004
Special Article: Walter A. Orenstein, MD – A Tribute from Grateful Pediatric & Public
Health Communities – Ped Inf Dis 2004; 23(9):803-805
The Distinguished Service Medal, Public Health Service, Department of Health and
Human Services, September 20, 2004
The Outstanding Unit Citation, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human
Services, September 20, 2004
Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Outstanding Achievement
Award 2004 – October 2004
Special Recognition Award, 5th Immunization Registry Conference, presented by the
CDC/NIP on October 18, 2004
The Outstanding Unit Citation, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human
Services, January 7, 2005
The Outstanding Unit Citation, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human
Services, September 8, 2005
Stanley A. Plotkin Lecture in Vaccinology Awards, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society,
May 1, 2006
Honorary Doctor of Science, Wake Forest University, May 15, 2006
2006 Townsend Harris Medal, City College of New York, October 26, 2006
The Outstanding Unit Citation, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human
Services for exemplary performance of duty, awarded December 12, 2006
Elected to the Institute of Medicine, September 2006, inducted October 7, 2007
The Outstanding Unit Citation, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human
Services for the 2003-2004 Influenza Response, awarded January 2007
The Dr. Charles Mérieux Award, 2007 Recipient, presented by the National Foundation
for Infectious Diseases, Washington DC, April 30, 2007
The 2008 Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Infectious Diseases, at Stony Brook University,
September 2008
Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence, Chicago, Illinois, October 2011

Contact Information

1462 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

1370-004-1AD

Phone: 404-712-2466

Fax: 404-712-2557

Email: worenst@emory.edu

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Affiliations & Activities

Society Memberships:

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1980
Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 1990
Member, American Public Health Association, 1980
Member, American Epidemiological Society, 1995
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Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research, 1985
Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 1988
Member, Council of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 1993 - 1996
Member, The American Pediatric Society, 1995
Member, American College of Preventive Medicine, 1985
Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, October 1, 2006

Publications

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