The ASPPH Early Career Teaching Excellence Award recognizes a junior faculty member for outstanding teaching and mentoring of students toward distinction in public health research, teaching, and practice. The award is given annually to a full-time faculty member from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health.

2022 Award Recipient

Elizabeth Walker, PhD, MPH, MAT

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

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Criteria for Award


Nominations should include a description of the nominee’s outstanding contributions in:

Demonstration of innovative leadership for enhancing excellence, health equity, and inclusiveness in early career academic public health teaching.

Mentoring students at the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and/or post-doctoral levels;

Teaching outside one’s university, including continuing education programs, short courses, and programs for the general public;

Innovative teaching-related contributions to one’s field, such as textbooks and other teaching materials;

Publications and/or presentations on teaching methodology; and

Leadership, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, to improve teaching and mentoring within CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.

Eligibility


Nominees must be full-time faculty from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health. View the list of ASPPH-member institutions. The nominee must have:

A primary appointment in an ASPPH-member school or program of public health;

Demonstrate a notable record of success (minimum five years, maximum 10 years in graduate and/or undergraduate public health education) in educating baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and/or post-doctoral students.

Award Details


$1,000 Cash Prize

Complimentary registration for ASPPH Annual Meeting

Recognition at the Awards Ceremony

Past Winners


2021

Jonathan Garcia, PhD

Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences

2020

Leah C. Neubauer, EdD, MA

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Program in Public Health

2019

Amy Webb-Girard, PhD

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

2018

Dabney P. Evans PhD, MPH

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

2017

Jessica H. Leibler, DrPH, ScM

Boston University School of Public Health

2016

Kate Winskell, PhD

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

20142015

Freda Patterson, PhD, MS

Temple University College of Public Health

2013

Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

2012

Juan Leon, PhD, MPH

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

2011

Sophie Godley, MPH

Boston University School of Public Health

2010

John McGready, PhD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2009

Karen McDonnell, PhD

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

2008

Peter A. Muennig, MD, MPH

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

2007

Rob Stephenson, PhD, MSc

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health