Each year, the Master of Public Health program honors students with annual awards to recognize the hard work and diligence students have shown. While the traditional end-of-the-year party was not possible this year, program leaders wanted to acknowledge students, especially under the difficult circumstances of the pandemic.
The following awards were presented to students in 2021.
Scott Frank Student of the Year Award: Rhea Kohli
This year marks the second year of the Scott Frank Student of the Year Award, which is given to the MPH student who best represents the Master of Public Health program as a scholar, advocate, and citizen of the program, the department, and our community.
Excellence in Public Health: Maggie Rybak
This award is given to the student whose sole program of study is public health, who demonstrates a high level of scholarship, a willingness to support other students and a great potential for contribution to the field of public health.
Excellence in Public Health – Dual Degree: Regen Weber
This award is given to the dual-degree student who excels at building bridges between their degree programs and serves as a leader and a resource for fellow students while achieving high academic success.
Excellence in Public Health – IGS: Hannah Clarke
This award is given to the IGS student who best exemplifies the diligence, initiative and commitment required to complete a master’s degree concurrently with their undergraduate course of study while serving as a resource for other students and achieving high academic success.
Spirit of the MPH: BJ Solaru
This award is presented to a student continuing in the program in recognition of their contribution to the intellectual, social and emotional wellbeing of the program. The recipient of the Spirit of the MPH award displays initiative and leadership in order to improve the health of the community and the development of positive relationships within the program.
Outstanding Population Health Research Award: Jill Miracle
This award is given annually to the student who exemplifies outstanding work in the population health research concentration.
Outstanding Global Health Award: Nico Kaplan
This award is given annually to the student who exemplifies outstanding work in the global health concentration.
Outstanding Health Policy and Management Award: Mia Wang
This award is given annually to the student who exemplifies outstanding work in the health policy and management concentration.
Outstanding Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Award: Kyla Johnson
This award is given annually to the student who exemplifies outstanding work in the health promotion and disease prevention concentration.