Carol Peden, MD, MPH, professor of clinical anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and executive director of the USC Center for Health System Innovation, received the 2016 Public Health Innovator Award from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at a special ceremony held at the school on Sept. 24.

The award recognizes a significant innovative contribution to public health made by a distinguished graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with Peden being recognized as “a passionate and effective innovator in improving outcomes in perioperative care using data and evidence-based science to reduce surgical deaths among those who are elderly, have co-morbidities, and are undergoing emergency surgery, a leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide.”

— L. Alexis Young