Dr. Robert Tessler, visiting General Surgery resident and T32 post-doctoral fellow at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC), was selected by the Department of Epidemiology as the UW School of Public Health’s (SPH) 2018 Outstanding Master’s Student. This award is recognizes exemplary staff, faculty and students for their dedication, service, and many contributions to SPH.

Over Dr. Tessler’s two-year fellowship, he completed a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Global Health. His research interests include investigations of public policy and firearm violence, race and bias motivated interpersonal violence, trauma systems, emergency general surgery, and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries.

Dr. Tessler will be honored for this recognition at the UW School of Public Health’s Excellence Awards event in May 2018.