Alumni Awards

The Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH), established a variety of awards to recognize the contributions of alumni and friends to the School and to the field of public health.

The AYAPH Awards Committee facilitates nominations for and distribution of the Association’s various awards. The committee accepts and reviews nominations for all AYAPH awards as listed below. Nominations for all awards may be made by persons with a formal, current and/or historical affiliation with the Yale School of Public Health as well from any other individual, group or organization. Regardless of source, all nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee and will be judged in a manner consistent with the criteria established for each award category.

Awards

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.

Recipients

2018 - Marna Borgstrom, MPH '79
2016 - Ann Prestipino, MPH '80
2014 - Nirav Shah, MPH '98, MD '98
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

 

The Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH) established the Alumni Service Award in 1999 to recognize the contributions and achievements of alumni who have distinguished careers in public health practice.

Selection Process and Criteria

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

  1. Leadership in public health practice
  2. Contribution to field of public health
  3. Contribution to community/society
  4. Mentoring young professionals

Nominations should address:

  1. How the achievement or contribution to practice is beyond the normal expectation.
  2. How the achievement or contribution to field of public health is beyond the normal expectation.
  3. How service to community/society is continuous and sustaining.
  4. How activities contribute to development of new professionals in public health practice.

Nomination requirements:

All nominations should include a CV or resume and should be sent to the AYAPH Awards Committee.

Recipients

2009 - David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. ‘93
2006 - Brian Leaderer, PhD ’75, MPH ’71
2004 - Jim Malloy, MPH ’67
2003 - Harris Pastides, PhD ’80, MPH ’77/Lloyd Novick, MPH ’71
2001 - Elliot Segal, MPH ’65
2000 - Debra Haffner, MPH ’79
1999 - Joshua Cohen, MPH ’59

To commemorate the contributions and career of Eric W. Mood, beloved teacher and mentor for almost 50 years (1949-1998) at the Yale School of Public Health, the Board of Directors of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health established the New Professional Award in 2005.  This award recognizes the career of an alumnus/a who is a promising new professional in the field of public health.

Selection Process

Final determination of the award recipient is based on eligibility and demonstration of outstanding professional potential in the field of public health in the following areas:
  1. Leadership
  2. Creativity in the practice of public health
  3. Service to the field and/or to the Yale School of Public Health

Eligibility

A graduate of the last 10 years from either the Yale M.P.H. program or a doctoral program in a core public health discipline.

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.

Recipients

2016 - Ruchit Nagar, MPH '16
2014 - Gretchen Van Wye, PhD ‘04
2013 - Kee Chan, PhD '07
2012 - Amy R. Sapkota, MPH '99
2011 - John Brownstein, PhD '04
2010 - H. Dean Hosgood, MPH ’05, PhD ‘08
2009 - Melinda M. Pettigrew, PhD ’99
2008 - Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH ’02 
2007 - Kaakpema Yelpaala, MPH ’05 
2006 - Elisabeth Schauer, MPH ’96 
2005 - David Newman, MPH ’96

The AYAPH Board of Directors established the Yale School of Public Health Alumni Bulldog Award in 2003 to honor an individual who has demonstrated outstanding loyalty and continuous and sustaining contributions to the YSPH through leadership within the school, within Yale University and/or within the community which further the mission of the school and which are beyond the normal expectation This achievement can represent service in a leadership role on a special project or for sustained service over a long period of time.

Selection Process and Criteria

Final determination of the award recipient is based on outstanding contribution to the Yale School of Public Health through:

  1. Leadership on special project (s) of significant duration
  2. Sustained service in leadership role at school
  3. Sustained service to school through membership on EPH and/or Yale University committees and programs
  4. Sustained service to school through programs or committee memberships that further mission of school in the community.

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.

Recipients

2011 - Travis Hedrick, MPH ’77
2007 - Carolyn Grantham Millman, MPH ’84
2003 – Eric W. Mood, MPH ’43

The Honor Roll was established in AY 2000-01, by the AYAPH Board of Directors, to recognize those alumni who have had exemplary careers in public service (including government, non-profit service sector, or community-based organizations). Selection Process and Criteria

The AYAPH Awards Committee will make decision from among those nominated each year.  Final determination of Honor Roll recognition will be based on criteria which include significant contribution to:

  1. public service
  2. leadership in community (at micro or macro levels)
  3. public health practice

Nomination materials should address:

  1. How nominee’s public service is continuous and sustaining
  2. How nominee’s leadership has advanced the role of public health in the community
  3. How nominee has contributed to public health practice through service
  4. How career of nominee reflects the social mission of public health

Inductees

2013

  • Linda Schwartz, DrPh '982011
  • Lloyd Mueller, PhD ’84

2010

  • Olga M. Brown-Vanderpool, MPH ‘74
  • Audrey S. Weiner, MPH ‘75

2009 

  • Evangeline Franklin, MD ’82, MPH ’82
  • Vandine Or, MD, MPH ’96
  • Peter Orris, MPH ’70
  • Romericus Stewart, MPH ’97 

2007  

  • Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD ’95, MPH ’89
  • Edith Pestana, MPH ’91

 2006  

  • Matthew Lopes, MPH ’77
  • Judy Stavisky, MPH ’80 

2005  

  • Jerald Fagliano, MPH ’85  

2004  

  • James Rawlings, MPH ’80
  • Patti Rose, MPH ’85 

2003  

  • Unni Karunakara, MPH ’95
  • Andrew Dennis McBride, MPH ’77 

2002  

  • Linda Contreras, MPH ’83
  • Adrian Pinsince, MPH ’85 
  • Alan Sinalscalchi, MPH ’78  

2001 

  • David Abernethy, MPH ’78
  • Susan Addiss, MPH ’69
  • Jean Adnopoz, MPH ’81
  • Barbara Andrews, MPH ’88
  • Leslie Balch, MPH ’84
  • Laura Barrera, MPH ’85
  • William Blitz, MPH ’78
  • Harold Burdo, MPH ’81
  • Timothy Callahan, MPH ’84
  • Priscilla Canny, MPH ’83
  • Cheryl Casnoff, MPH ’76
  • Willard Cates, MD ’71, MPH ’71
  • Hilda Chaski, MPH ’87
  • Patricia Checko, MPH ’96
  • Katrina Clark, MPH ’71
  • Joshua Cohen, MPH ’59
  • Francis Crowley, MPH ’82
  • Martha Dale, MPH ’80
  • Reid Davis, MPH ’86
  • Frances De Peyster, MPH ’76
  • Marjorie Eichler, MPH ’85
  • Therese Eke, MPH ’91
  • Paul Etkind, MPH ’76
  • Joanne Finley, MPH ’51
  • James Gaito, MPH ’83
  • Shelley Geballe, MPH ’95
  • Daphne Gemmill, MPH ’72
  • Bruce Grogan, MPH ’76
  • James Hadler, MPH ’82
  • Philip Hallen, MPH ’58
  • James Harisiades, MPH ’80
  • Charlotte Hitchcock, MPH ’91
  • Virginia Humphrey, MPH ’80
  • William Kissick, MD ’57, MPH ’59
  • Susan Klein, MPH ’68
  • Samuel Korper, MPH ’69, PhD ’76
  • Lydia Landis, MPH ’88
  • Barbara Lee, MPH ’53
  • Barbara Leonard, MPH ’90
  • Roslyn Liss, MPH ’78
  • Paul Locke, MPH ’80
  • Neal Lustig, MPH ’81
  • Patricia Mail, MPH ’67
  • James Marks, MPH ’80
  • Richard Matheny, Jr., MPH ’74
  • Katherine McCormack, MPH ’81
  • Michael Merson, MD
  • Charles Motes, Jr., MPH ’88
  • Judith Nelson, MPH ’83
  • Lloyd Novick, MPH ’71
  • Rebecca Parkin, PhD ’82, MPH ’77
  • Melodie Peet, MPH ’78
  • Anita Pepper, PhD ’72, MPH ’60
  • Max Pepper, MPH ’59
  • Charles Petrillo, MPH ’67
  • William Quinn, MPH ’75
  • Marie Roberto, DrPH ’89
  • James Rokos, MPH ’76
  • Deborah Rose, PhD ’89, MPH ’77
  • Cornell Scott, MPH ’68
  • Elliot Segal, MPH ’65
  • Estelle Siker, MPH ’64
  • Robert Steele, MPH ’71
  • Marie Stoeckel, MPH ’78
  • Nancy Stroup, PhD ’84, MPH ’75
  • Martha Teitelbaum, MPH ’76
  • Rolando Thorne, MPH ’78
  • Eric Triffin, MPH ’86
  • Irene Trowell-Harris, MPH ’73
  • Leon Vinci, MPH ’77
  • Beth Weinstein, MPH ’73
  • Julie Will, PhD ’84, MPH ’79
  • Susan Klein, MPH ’68

Established by the AYAPH Board of Directors in 2006, this award honors an individual in public health practice or academic public health who has made outstanding contributions to the field of health disparities and/or to increasing racial/ethnic diversity within the field of public health.

Selection Process and Criteria

Determination of the final nominee is based on EMAC’s evaluation of candidates on the following criteria:

  1. Leadership in the field of health disparities, cultural competency or diversity in public health.
  2. Impact of scholarship, teaching or practice on health disparities/diversity outcomes.
  3. Advocacy for social policy advances in eliminating health disparities or increasing racial/ethnic diversity within the field.

Confirmation of recipient is made by the AYAPH Awards Committee.

Nomination Process

Special nomination by the Emerging Majority Affairs Committee (EMAC) of AYAPH to the Co-Chairs of the AYYAPH Awards Committee. 

Nominations should address:

  1. How achievement or contribution is beyond the normal expectation.
  2. How achievement or contribution is unique and innovative.
  3. How contribution fosters the development of new directions /initiatives or strengthens social or institutional policy

Nomination Requirements

All nominations should include a CV, resume or bio and may include a statement of nomination of not more than one page.

Recipients

  • 2018 - Khadija Gurnah, MPH '09 
  • 2006 – Katrina Clark

This award was established in 1999 by the AYAPH Board of Directors to honor individuals, as appropriate, for outstanding contributions to the field of public health.

Nomination Process

On-going nominations by alumni, faculty, students, or friends of YSPH to Co-Chairs of AYAPH Awards Committee.  Nomination materials limited to CV, resume or bio (required) and to not more than one page, single-spaced statement (optional).

Selection Process

Final determination of award recipient is based on achievement and outstanding contribution to any disciplinary field within public health; to service to the community or to the Yale School of Public Health; and/or to advocacy for social policy advances which promote social justice and human rights.

Recipients

  • 2018 - Duncan Maru, PhD '08 
  • 2015 - Paul D. Cleary, Dean 
  • 2014 - Kevin Nelson 
  • 2008 - Virginia M. Alexander, MD, MPH '41 (posthumously)  
  • 2006 - Curtis Patton  
  • 2005 - Peter A. Singer 
  • 2004 - Michael McGinnis 
  • 2002 - Raul Cuadrado 
  • 1999 - Sir George Alleyne

Winslow Centennial Honor Roll for Excellence and Service was established in 2015 to honor 100 alumni and/or faculty who made outstanding contributions ot public health and/or the Yale School of Public Health during the school's first 100 years. Eligibility included any YSPH alumnus, professor or researcher, living or deceased, whose contribution was made through teaching, research and/or public service. Previous AYAPH award recipients were not eligible. 

Alumni Inductees

  • Heather Aaron, MPH 1985
  • Hector Acuna, MPH 1951
  • Abby Bloom, MPH 1975
  • Heidi Boerstler, DrPH 1987
  • Marna Borgstrom, MPH 1979
  • Edward Bortnichak, PhD 1981
  • Bruce Cummings, MPH 1977
  • Richard D'Aquila, MPH 1979
  • David D'Atri, PhD 1974
  • Edward DeLouise, MPH 1957
  • William Faraclas, DrPH 1993
  • Henry Gift, MPH 1977
  • Michael Gillespie, MPH 1989
  • Doris Gordon MPH 1982
  • Francis Greaney, MPH 1968
  • Bonita Grubbs, MPH 1985
  • Denise Heinemann, DrPH 1982
  • Patricia Henderson, MPH 1994
  • Julie Huang, MPH 1995
  • Rosemary Hurzeler, MPH 1975
  • Sharon Inouye, MPH 1989
  • Gustavo Justines, MPH 1967
  • Naya Kehayes-Head, MPH 1993
  • Br. Phillip Kennedy, MPH 1975
  • Sheldon King, MS 1957
  • Louis Kirchoff, MPH 1977
  • Sean Lucan, MPH 2004
  • Dennis Magid, MPH 1967
  • Linda Marc, MPH 1992
  • Dennis May, MPH 1973
  • Miguel McInnis, MPH 1992
  • Marta Moret, MPH 1984
  • Jewel Mullen, MPH 1996
  • Haq Nawaz, MPH 1997
  • Marguerite Nelligan, MPH 1978
  • Mary Palshaw, MPH 1975
  • Ann Prestipino, MPH 1980
  • Peter Rabinowitz, MPH 1995
  • Carroll Schilling, MPH 1977
  • Sarah Scholle, MPH 1988
  • Susan Schwartz, MPH 1980
  • Ruby Senie, PhD 1984
  • Derek Shendell, MPH 1998
  • Jolie Singer, MPH 1987
  • Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH 1997
  • Laurence Tanner, MPH 1972
  • John Tobin, MPH 1975
  • Ilene Wachs, MPH 1979
  • Nancy Yedlin, MPH 1981
  • Carl Zack, MPH 1973