Professor Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, was awarded the 2011 Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health Work, by the Southern California Public Health Association. The award was presented at the 139th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 29–Nov. 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. in recognition of outstanding creative and innovative public health work.
In addition his co-edited book Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability has been named to the top 10 books of the year by the American Society of Landscape Architects (http://dirt.asla.org/2011/11/23/best-books-of-2011/ )!
Earlier this year Jackson was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences  Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Jackson is professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, in the UCLA School of Public Health, and also holds appointments in the Department of Urban Planning and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.