SOCIAL JUSTICE / PUBLIC SERVICE POLICY AWARD

Established in 1985, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Social Justice / Public Service Policy Award is given to individuals for outstanding achievement or major impact, in such areas as: public awareness of sexual issues; public advocacy; professional practice by educators, therapists or health specialists; and legislation or public policy formation.  

Nomination Process: Members of the Awards and Fellows Committee and The Society’s Board of Directors can nominate candidates for this award. This award is not open for nominations from the general membership of The Society. 

Deadline: April 1st of the Current Year

Send Nomination Materials to: thesociety@sexscience.org

Nomination Criteria: With respect to the Social Justice / Public Service Policy Award, it is recommended that the award not be restricted to Members of The Society, but rather be given to individuals whose service has had a major impact on the profession or society in general and that the award be focused on career achievement.

Nomination Guidelines: (As modified by the SSSS Board of Directors in November 2008)

  • The Awards and Fellows Committee is committed to avoiding potential conflicts of interest. Hence, Members of the Awards and Fellows Committee and The Society’s Board of Directors are ineligible for consideration for any of The Society awards considered by the Awards and Fellows Committee during their term of service.
  • This award is not open for nominations from the general membership of The Society. Only members of the Awards and Fellows Committee and The Society’s Board of Directors can nominate candidates for the award.

Award Recipients

  • 1985 – Bill Baird
  • 1987 – Harriet Pilpel, L.L.B.
  • 1989 – Michael Barrett, Ph.D.
  • 1991 – Michael A. Carrera, Ed.D.
  • 1992 – Faye Wattleton
  • 1993 – Edward Brecher
  • 1994 – Debra Haffner, M.P.H.
  • 1995 – Theodore McIlvena, M.Div., Ph.D.
  • 1996 – Phyllis Lyon, Ed.D. and Del Martin
  • 1997 – Virginia Prince, Ph.D.
  • 1998 – Founders of the Mattachine Society and ONE, Inc.
  • 1999 – Robert Francoeur, Ph.D.
  • 2000 – David Satcher, M.D.
  • 2004 – Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
  • 2005 – Sol Gordon, Ph.D.
  • 2009 – Mariela Castro-Espin
  • 2010 – Carol Cassell, Ph.D.  
  • 2011 – Betty Dodson, Ph.D. 
  • 2012 – Mark Schoen, Ph.D. 
  • 2014 – Jessica M. Xavier, M.P.H.
  • 2017 – M. Joycelyn Elders, MD
  • 2018 – Angel M. Foster, D.Phil., M.D., A.M.
  • 2019 – JoAnne G. Keatley, M.S.W.