The Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education recognizes faculty who have made exemplary efforts to start or sustain an undergraduate program, collaborated with community partners and other disciplines, and garnered respect and enthusiasm from students. Named for Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda Riegelman, the award was established to encourage and recognize excellence in teaching public health to undergraduate students.

2022 Award Recipient

Caryl E. Waggett, PhD

Allegheny College UG PH Program

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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 undergraduate academic public health education;

Exemplary efforts to start or sustain an undergraduate program;

Innovative teaching techniques using advanced technology;

Relationships with practice partners in the community;

Collaboration with other disciplines;

Relationships with CEPH-accredited graduate schools or programs of public health; and

Teacher evaluations by students.

Eligibility


Nominees must be full-time faculty with a primary appointment at an ASPPH Undergraduate Network for Education in Public Health member program.

UG network members include ASPPH graduate schools and programs that offer BA/BS in public health or related degree, CEPH accredited undergrad institutions, and non-CEPH accredited institutions (view Network Directory).

Award Details


$1,000 Cash Prize

Complimentary registration for the 2021 ASPPH Undergraduate Conference for Education in Public Health

Recognition at the Summit

Past Winners


2021

Gloria T. DiFulvio, PhD, MPH, MEd

University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

2020

Karin J. Opacich, PhD, MHPE, OTR/L, FAOTA

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

2019

Elahe Nezami, PhD

University of Southern California Programs in Public Health

2018

Daniel S. Gerber, EdD, MPH

University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

2017

Lauren D. Arnold, PhD, MPH

Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice

2016

Sara Mackenzie, MD, MPH

University of Washington School of Public Health

2014

Sarah Bauerle Bass, PhD, MPH

Temple University College of Public Health

2013

Karen (Kay) Perrin, PhD, MPH

University of South Florida School of Public Health

2012

Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health