The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Board of Directors has selected Monica Hahn, MD as the recipient of the 2022 AAFP Public Health Award. This award was developed to recognize individuals who have made or are making extraordinary contributions to the health of the American public. Congratulations on this great honor.
Dr. Hahn is a physician, researcher, and champion of family-centered HIV primary and perinatal care. She demonstrates incredible compassion and evidence-based knowledge to carry the torch for the next generation of family physicians and public health leaders. Her passion for advancing social justice and health equity is exemplified by her leadership of the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC). By serving as co-principal investigator and clinical director, Dr. Hahn has led PAETC to adopt an anti-oppression and antiracism framework in the center’s HIV programming and curricular materials. Family medicine and other health providers caring for patients with HIV would gain valuable insight into helping patients living with HIV by adopting materials you have led the creation of, including your “Practicing Antiracism: A Curriculum for the HIV Workforce.”