Award for Excellence

Attn: AYAPH Awards Committee

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

(subject line: AYAPH Awards Committee)

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.


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