The 2012 recipient of the Dr. James T. Black Award is Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA. The award is presented annually by 100 Black Men of America, Inc., a national organization that implements programs designed to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities.
Dr. Troutman was recognized for his accomplishments and community service in health disparities and social justice. For more than three decades, he tracked the social causes of health inequities in the United States—watching awareness of key issues improve while the gaps in equality continue to widen.
Troutman directs the Center for Leadership in Public Health and the MPH in public health practice program at the University of South Florida College of Public Health and he is president-elect of the American Public Health Association.