The Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP) celebrated the career of Jonathan Samet, MD, Distinguished Professor, Flora L. Thornton Chair in Preventive Medicine and director of the USC Institute for Global Health, as part of its 30-year anniversary commemoration recently.

The institute on Jan. 27 awarded Samet an honorary doctorate degree for his contributions to the field of public health.

“I’m honored to be a part of this celebration to mark INSP’s decades-long commitment to public health in Mexico and to receive this very high recognition,” Samet said. “I look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”

Samet has worked with INSP on tobacco control research for almost two decades, facilitating the development of the institute’s Center for Tobacco Control Research.

With INSP Director Mauricio Hernández Ávila, MD, PhD, Samet co-founded the Summer Program in Public Health, now in its 22nd year. He has taught in the program every year since it began.

— Larissa Puro