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BU Alumna Honored by Thai University

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) alumna Dr. Linda Cottler (’80) was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public health from Thailand’s leading research university, Chulalongkorn University.

Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided at the October 20 ceremony at Chulalongkorn’s campus in Bangkok. The university’s president, Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, cited Cottler’s expertise and achievements in public health, calling her a role model and a standard for others to follow.

Dr. Cottler is a professor and chair of the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine. She also serves as the school’s associate dean for research and the founding director of the community engagement program HealthStreet, which works to reduce disparities in health care and improve access to research studies.

Dr. Cottler began working with Chulalongkorn University in 2005, when she was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis, serving as Washington University’s ambassador to the president of Chulalongkorn to recruit scholars, and has continued to work with Chulalongkorn after joining the University of Florida, where she has facilitated an exchange of students and faculty.

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