Award-Winning Faculty

We are proud to announce that Dr. Dabney P. Evans, assistant professor of global health in the Hubert Department of Health at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Early Career Public Health Teaching Award from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). The ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award is presented annually to graduate public health faculty who are in the early stages of their professional careers and are noted for their excellence in teaching, research, and mentorship.

"Teaching about public health is one of my greatest passions and something I feel deeply called to," says Evans. "That is why it is such an honor to be chosen as the recipient of this award."

Evans is the fifth Rollins faculty member to receive this award since 2007—a testament to the school's legacy of teaching excellence. Past Rollins winners include: Kate Winskell, Ph.D. (2016); Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA (2013); Juan Leon, Ph.D., MPH (2012); and Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., MSc (2007).

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Additional Faculty Awards and News

In 2017, HDGH faculty received more than $29 million in sponsored research awards. Throughout the same time period, faculty published 201 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and their publications were cited 14,314 times.

In the past two years, many of our faculty have appeared in the news and have acquired numerous awards, appointments, and promotions, including:

Deb McFarland, Ph.D., won ASPPH's highest honor, the ASPPH Teaching Excellence Award in 2017

Roger Rochat, MD, professor of global health, received the Zena Stein and Mervyn Susser Lifetime Achievement Award for Maternal and Child Health. This award recognizes an expert who has contributed substantially to the field and whose work has had a significant and lasting impact. 

K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health was E=elected to the 2016 class of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine. Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Venkat is one of the world’s leading researchers of type 2 diabetes.

Kathryn Yount, Ph.D., received the Emory Woman of Excellence Award for Mentorship.

Kenneth Castro, MD, received the 2016 Charles C. Shepard Lifetime Scientific Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Carlos del Rio, MD, Hubert Chair of Global Health was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Ohtli Award, one of the highest awards given by the government of Mexico. The Ohtli Award was conceived to recognize and honor Mexican, Mexican-American, or Latino leaders whose efforts have contributed significantly to the well-being, prosperity, and empowerment of Mexican communities abroad.

Solveig Cunningham, MSc, Ph.D., assistant professor, received the Pfizer Young Investigator’s Award for Distinguished Research from ASPPH.  

Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, Ph.D., professor, was appointed to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee.

Aryeh Stein MPH, Ph.D., won the E. V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition in 2018.

Dabney Evans, MPH, Ph.D., professor, won the APHA Mid-Career Award in International Health in 2017.

Kate Winskell, Ph.D., received the Hubert Department of Global Health’s 2017 Faculty Teaching Award.

Read the 2017 Annual Report in full.