Brian Dixon, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, was awarded the 2018 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award on September 20, 2018.
Established in 2010, the award recognizes outstanding IUPUI researchers who show promise in becoming nationally and internationally known for their research and creative activity. It is given to associate professors within the first three years of being appointed or promoted to that title.
This year's Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award recipients are Brian E. Dixon, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, and Andrea R. Jain, associate professor, Department of Religious Studies, School of Liberal Arts.
"The tools and platforms Brian Dixon designs, builds and evaluates are routinely deployed and used by health systems and public health agencies in Indiana. The systems therefore impact real-world practice and support future research as new data are collected by the operational systems," said Gerardo Maupomé, associate dean of research and professor of social and behavior sciences, in a letter of recommendation. "These systems have the capacity to be replicated across the U.S. and internationally through other research programs at IUPUI."Watch a Video About Dr. Dixon's Research
IUPUI Vice Chancellor for Research Simon Atkinson said the Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award was established to celebrate and recognize creative activity and research that impacts people across the world.
"We recognize Brian E. Dixon and Andrea R. Jain this year, but researchers and creative professionals in all 16 distinct schools at IUPUI are nationally and internationally renowned for their high-profile work," Atkinson said. "The impact can be felt in innovations that improve quality of life, thought-provoking pieces that affirm our humanity and methods to educate the next generation of students at all academic levels."