The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University within the School of Hygiene and Public Health to promote the graduate study of public health, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the new field. This field is not “new” anymore and after nearly 100 years continues to make remarkable impact on our society. Members of Delta Omega are inducted by chapters through a highly-selective process that assesses their outstanding performance and devotion to the field. To maintain the credibility of this prestigious society, chapters are limited in the number of members they may induct each year. We are so pleased and honored to announce Jon Lipsky’s induction into the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health’s Phi Chapter of Delta Omega.
Jon Lipsky has devoted much of his career to public health informatics and is a passionate supporter of this valuable industry. Jon has described public health as not just a job, but a family. His integrity, devotion and honesty are clear indicators of his respect for public health and his colleagues among whom he works. He has been asked to present his vast practical knowledge to diverse audiences as he passes on his talents to students, colleagues and other professionals. Jon’s portfolio of contributions to public health include multiple informatics projects – Laboratory Information Management, Surveillance Informatics, Standards and Interoperability among others. He is well deserving of this honor and all of us at JMC are very proud to work with him!