111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
111716 Preventive Medicine
111708 Health and Community Services
1112 ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
CancerCancer RiskMedical SciencesCommunity HealthDisadvantaged/High-Risk PopulationsEpidemiologyMelanomaGenetic EpidemiologyPublic Health
Citation at year of election
Dr Armstrong is a public health scientist who has used quantitative methods in his scientific contributions to epidemiology, especially in the field of cancer epidemiology. He has advanced our knowledge of the epidemiology, aetiology and control of malignant melanoma of the skin, studied the role of diet in human carcinogenesis in relation to cancers of the breast and endometrium, and considered the epidemiology and control of asbestos-related cancer. He has also clarified the relationship of diet and alcohol to blood pressure, and analyzed technical aspects of exposure measurement in epidemiological research. Dr Armstrong is arguably the most outstanding public health scientist in the history of Australian epidemiology.