Student, Staff, and Faculty Awards 2019

May 10th, 2019

Dear Colleagues:

At the close of the academic year, we honor and celebrate those who have made extraordinary contributions to the SPH community. This past year we have introduced new awards and consolidated others, aiming to give us a coordinated approach and a focal opportunity to celebrate excellence throughout our community.

To that end, we will present awards to faculty, staff, and students together at our first school-wide award ceremony to be held on Friday, May 17, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Hiebert Lounge. The entire community is invited to attend (please RSVP here as space is limited). All can also watch via livestream.

Our colleagues who will receive awards on May 17 are: 


Educational Innovation Award
Christopher J. Louis

Excellence in Teaching in the Core
Nicole Huberfeld and Jacqueline Milton-Hicks

Student Engagement
David K. Jones

Innovation in the Classroom
Jennifer Weuve

Innovation in the Classroom
Candice Belanoff

Dedication to Student Learning
Ludovic Trinquart

Outstanding New Instructor
Peter Rockers


Excellence Award in Collaboration
Rachel Pieciak

Excellence Award in Mentorship or Training
Adriana Cristina Black

Excellence Award in Leadership
Amanda Velez


Excellence in Student Services and Leadership
Bhumi Vinay Patel

Student Excellence in Public Health Practice
Mackenzie Bullard

Rex Fendall Award for Excellence in Public Health Writing
Katelyn Long and Charlotte Miller

Community Health Sciences “Rising Star” Award
Andrea Auxiliadora Chu

The Restuccia Award for Achievement in Social Justice in Community Health
TraciAnn Hoglind

Katherine M. Skinner Memorial Prize for Commitment to the Study of Women's Health Issues
Mam Jarra Gai

Allan R. Meyers Memorial Prize for Excellence in Health Services
Elizabeth Claire Burke, Luc F. Figueiredo Miller, Amal Hechehouche, and Jenna Grace Pradhuman

Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights Award
Elizabeth Claire Burke

Dr. William B. Patterson Memorial Prize for Excellence in Environmental and Occupational Health
Rahazimah Alzahrah Binti Abu Bakar Sadiqin

Dr. Theodore Colton Prize for Excellence in Epidemiology
Jordan Schultz

James F. Burgess Award for the Best Student Paper in Health Services Research
Yevgeniy Feyman

The John Snow, Inc. Award in Global Health
Madeline Meyer Ray

Herb Kayne Prize for Excellence in Biostatistics
Kimberly Fay Greco

Biostatistics Academic Excellence
Nicole Julia Roth

Biostatistics Excellence in Research
James Kiely

Biostatistics Doctoral Applied Research Paper
Aya Alice Mitani

Epidemiology Academic Excellence Award for MS Students
Lisa A.  Bedford

We will also recognize those students who achieved the honor of Delta Omega, the honorary society for graduate studies in public health, as well as Upsilon Phi Delta, the national academic honor society for students in healthcare administration, and those who served as peer coaches, tutors, ambassadors, and in leadership roles in SPH’s student organizations.

In addition to the awards that will be presented at our Awards Ceremony, we shall honor faculty, staff, and students with our Convocation ceremony podium awards on May 18.

We will recognize the following at SPH Convocation: 

Leonard H. Glantz Award for Academic Excellence
Greylin Hillary Rinaldo Nielsen

Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
Jessica H. Leibler

Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
Sydney B. Rosen

Dzidra J. Knecht Staff Award for Distinguished Service
Vanessa Edouard

Award for Excellence in Practice
Amparo Ortiz 

All members of our community are invited to join us at the SPH Convocation Ceremony to honor this year’s SPH graduates on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford Street. The ceremony will be followed immediately by a tented reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the adjacent lot. Tickets are not required for Convocation attendance.

We aspire to be building a community that motivates, develops, and recognizes those who do outstanding work. At heart, these awards are a recognition of excellence among the community every day, a thank you to all who make our core purpose, to Think. Teach. Do. For the Health of All, possible. Please join me in congratulating our award winners.

I am very much looking forward to this year’s awards events.



Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor