Distinguished Alumni Award

Attn: AYAPH Awards Committee

Yale School of Public Health
Office of Alumni Affairs60 College Street
P.O. Box 208034
New Haven, CT 06520-8034

email: ysph.alumni@yale.edu
(subject line: AYAPH Awards Committee)

Established by the AYAPH Board of Directors in 1988, this award recognizes the contributions and achievements of alumni who have had distinguished careers in public health as outstanding teachers, researchers, or practitioners.

Selection Process and Criteria

Final determination of the award recipient is based on achievement in and outstanding contribution to any of the following categories:

  1. Leadership in public health
  2. Public health practice
  3. Teaching and scholarship
  4. Research
  5. Community/society
  6. YSPH

Nominations should address:

  1. How the achievement or contribution is beyond the normal expectation.
  2. How the achievement or contribution is unique and innovative.
  3. How service to society or YSPH is continuous and sustaining.
  4. How contribution fosters the development of new directions/initiatives or strengthens important priorities in public health practice or academic public health.

Nomination requirements:

All nominations should include a CV, resume or bio and may include a statement of nomination of not more than one page and should be sent to the AYAPH Awards Committee.

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Nirav Shaw, MPH '98, MD '98

Past Recipients

2013 - Katrina Clark, MPH '71
2012 - Linda C. Degutis, DrPh '94
2011 - Patrick A. Charmel, MPH '83
2010 - Steven Jonas, MD, MPH ‘67 
2008 - Robert E. Steele, PhD ’75, MPH ’71  
2007 - Elaine Anderson, MPH ’76 
2006 - Irene Trowell Harris, MPH ’73 
2005 - James Marks, MPH ’80 
2004 - Willard Cates, MD ’71, MPH ’71, BA ’64 
2003 - Joseph Zaccagnino, MPH ’70 
2002 - Sheila Wellington, MPH ’68 
2001 - Jim Hadler, MPH ’82 
2000 - Jennifer Kelsey, PhD ’69, MPH ’66 
1999 - James Jekel, MPH ’65 
1998 - Sam Korper, PhD ’76, MPH ’69 
1997 - John Thompson, posthumously, MPH ’50 
1996 - Thomas Chapman, MPH ’71 
1995 - Cornell Scott, MPH ’68 and Elizabeth Whelan, MPH ’67 
1994 - Susan Addiss, MPH ’69 
1993 - Rosemary Stevens, PhD ’68, MPH ’63 
1992 - William Kissick, MD ’57, MPH ’59 
1991 - Cecil Sheps, MPH ’47 and Eric Mood, MPH ’43 
1990 - David Pearson, PhD ’70 and Elizabeth Bellis, MPH ’64 
1989 - Kay Howe, MPH ’56