Awards and Distinctions

  • Melissa "Moose" Alperin

    November 23, 2021 | Moose Alperin Elected to APHA Executive Board and Awarded the Chair’s Citation

    In her new role as an executive board member, Moose Alperin will work to ensure the organizational and fiscal health of APHA including a focus on increasing membership engagement and retention.

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    October 15, 2021 | Newly Funded Project Seeks to Prevent Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children in Vietnam Long Term

    Researchers at Emory University have been awarded a $1.35 million, five-year grant to conduct trainings, develop prevention measures, and build workforce capacity to tackle gender-based violence and violence against children in Vietnam.

  • 2021 Deans Pilot Award Winners

    October 13, 2021 | 2021 Dean’s Pilot Grant Award Winners Announced

    These awards go toward supporting full-time junior faculty with projects that are new, highly innovative, currently unpublished and unfunded, and that possess the potential to lead to larger extramural grants.

  • Roger Rochat

    July 20, 2021 | Professor Roger Rochat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Family Planning Leadership

    Roger Rochat, MD, is the recipient of the Society of Family Planning’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award for his impactful, 50-year career surrounding maternal mortality.

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    July 1, 2021 | Rollins Researcher Tops List of Influential Researchers in Women’s Empowerment Research Over 20-Year Period

    Kathryn M. Yount was recently recognized as an influential researcher in the field of women’s empowerment research in a report published by Women’s Studies International Forum.

  • Joanne Williams

    May 14, 2021 | Joanne Williams Receives Advisor/Mentor of the Year and RSGA Staff Member of the Year

    Rollins' associate director for student engagement leads with empathy, enthusiasm, and passion.

  • RSPH Ranks #4 in the Nation

    March 30, 2021 | Rollins Ranked No. 4

    The Rollins School of Public Health was ranked fourth among accredited schools and programs of public health in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Graduate Schools edition.

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    March 29, 2021 | Rollins Professor Michael Kutner Wins Karl E. Peace Award

    This award is offered annually by the American Statistical Association (ASA) to statisticians who, “have made substantial contributions to the statistical profession and to society in general.”

  • Women of Excellence Award Winner - Sarah Blake

    March 5, 2021 | Sarah Blake Receives Award for Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy

    The award honors a teacher whose record demonstrates a willingness to bring gender issues into the classroom in creative and inspiring ways.

  • Dr. Kancherla

    March 2, 2021 | Rollins Professor Wins the 2021 F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award for Extensive Birth Defects Work

  • Angie Cruz, PhD Student

    February 10, 2021 | PhD Student Angie Lisbeth Cruz Receives the 2020-2021 Kharen Fulton Diversity Graduate Award

  • Rollins School of Public Health

    January 19, 2021 | ASPPH Recognizes Excellence in Rollins Faculty

  • RSPH Presidential Management Fellows

    December 12, 2020 | Record Number of Rollins Students Accepted Into the 2021 Presidential Management Fellows Program

    Read about the exceptional Rollins students accepted into the 2021 Presidential Management Fellows program

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    December 7, 2020 | Meet the PhD Student Selected for the Agents of Change Program

    April Ballard, a third year PhD student in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health Sciences, was selected for the Agents of Change Program.

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    October 19, 2020 | Usha Ramakrishnan Recipient of the 2020 Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization

    Ramakrishnan is the third woman in Emory’s history to receive this leadership award.

  • Caitlin Allen

    September 15, 2020 | PhD Student Awarded NIH’s Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award

    Caitlin Allen will dedicate the next six years conducting research that seeks to reduce cancer disparities.

  • Shivani Patel

    May 11, 2020 | Shivani Patel Invited to Esteemed Fellowship Selection Committee

    Shivani A. Patel has been invited to serve on the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Early Career Fellowship Selection Committee.

  • Milkie Vu

    April 14, 2020 | Doctoral Student Receives P.E.O. Scholar Award and American Psychological Foundation’s Visionary Grant

    Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences Student, Milkie Vu, was recently recognized by two organizations for her academic excellence.

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    March 30, 2020 | Rollins School of Public Health Accredited Through July 2027

    Rollins School of Public Health's accreditation has been extended for another seven years by the Council on Education for Public Health.

  • Amita Manatunga

    February 21, 2020 | Amita Manatunga Named the Donna J. Brogan Professor in Biostatistics

    This endowed professorship recognizes Manatunga’s excellence in teaching and research.

  • Colleen McBride

    February 7, 2020 | Dr. Colleen McBride Named Winship's Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

    McBride will provide vision and oversight for Winship’s community-facing activities in her new role.

  • Donghai Liang

    January 27, 2020 | Donghai Liang Elected to ISES Board of Directors

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    January 23, 2020 | Carlos del Rio named foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

    Rollins professor Carlos del Rio has been elected as the next foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

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    December 20, 2019 | Felipe Lobelo Named to President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition’s Science Board

    Felipe Lobelo has been invited to serve as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Science Board.

  • Krystyna Rastorguieva

    December 12, 2019 | Rollins Student Wins 2019 Donald A. Pegg Student Leadership Award

    EMPH student Krystyna Rastorguieva was recognized with this award by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

  • Monique Hennink

    December 2, 2019 | Monique Hennink Wins Excellence in Research Award

    Monique Hennink was awarded the 2019 Excellence in Research Award by the Hubert Department of Global Health.

  • Bill Foege

    November 20, 2019 | Dr. William H. Foege Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dr. Foege was recognized for his vast contributions to public health, including his role in developing the plan that eradicated small pox.

  • Dana Flanders

    November 4, 2019 | W. Dana Flanders Receives Abraham Lilienfeld Award

    Professor Flanders epitomizes eminence in epidemiology teaching and research

  • Vanda Hudson

    October 10, 2019 | Vanda P. Hudson named 2019 Emory Award of Distinction Honoree

    Vanda P. Hudson, director of Fulfillment Services, has been recognized with Emory's highest honor for university staff members.

  • Carlos del Rio

    October 2, 2019 | Carlos del Rio receives the 2019 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award

    Carlos del Rio was recognized for significant achievement in the area of HIV clinical care and provider education.

  • Milkie Vu

    September 20, 2019 | Ha Ngan Vu Receives F31 NRSA Fellowship

    Student receives a three-year $135,000 fellowship to support her research surrounding HPV vaccine uptake.

  • Melissa Smarr

    August 19, 2019 | Rollins Researcher Focus of Pediatric Research's Early Investigator Spotlight

    Melissa Smarr is the Early Investigator Spotlight for the month of August

  • Qiang Zhang

    August 14, 2019 | Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Paper by the Society of Toxicology

    Qiang Zhang's paper was published in the Frontiers in Public Health in 2018

  • Lauren McCullough

    June 18, 2019 | Lauren E. McCullough recipient of the 2019 Brian MacMahon Early Career Award

  • Julia Gallini MSPH

    May 23, 2019 | Julia Gallini wins 2019 Charles C. Shepard Award

    Gallini's thesis analyzed sampling methods for trachoma surveillance

  • Aisha Mahmood

    May 10, 2019 | The Change Maker: Aisha Mahmood Receives the 2019 Heart of Emory Award

    Rollins first-year HPM student, Aisha Mahmood, receives the Heart of Emory Award.

  • Angela Udongwo

    May 6, 2019 | Pitch Perfect: Angela Udongwo's winning business model tackles tropical diseases

    Angela Udongwo has won three student pitch competitions with her start-up InnoHealth Diagnostics Co.

  • Rosa Abraha

    April 18, 2019 | Rollins Student 2019 Emory Graduate Student Leader of the Year

    Rosa Abraha has been recognized for her outstanding leadership qualities by the University.

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    March 12, 2019 | Rollins School of Public Health Ranked 5th

    Rollins was ranked 5th among 177 accredited programs and schools of public health.

  • Cam Escoffery

    February 4, 2019 | Rollins Faculty Named President-Elect of SOPHE

    Cam Escoffery is the new president-elect of the Society for Public Health Education.

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    January 24, 2019 | BIOS PhD Students Recognized with Awards

    Yikai Wang and Jeong Hoon Jang receive the Kutner and Livingston awards.

  • Dean James W. Curran

    December 10, 2018 | Dean Curran receives lifetime achievement award

    The Fulton County Board of Health recognized James W. Curran with a lifetime achievement award for his work in HIV/AIDS.

  • Do Mai Hoa

    December 7, 2018 | Rollins Alumna Receives Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

    Dr. Do Mai Hoa was awarded the 2018 Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award.

  • Lisa Carlson

    November 14, 2018 | Rollins Alumna and Instructor Named President-Elect of APHA

    Lisa Carlson was named American Public Health Association's president-elect.

  • Hannah Cooper

    October 19, 2018 | Hannah Cooper named chair in substance use disorders

    Hannah Cooper has been chosen as the first Rollins Chair in Substance Use Disorders

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    July 24, 2018 | Global health seed grants support multidisciplinary faculty research

    Two Rollins faculty, Melissa Young and Thomas Clasen, received EGHI seed grants.

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    July 6, 2018 | Emory doctoral graduate named Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient

    Xu Ji wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

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    May 4, 2018 | Tim Lash named chair of the Department of Epidemiology

    Timothy L. Lash has been appointed as Rollins Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology

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    April 26, 2018 | Rollins researchers receive IBM grant to study impact of climate change on health

    Howard Chang and Yang Liu have received one of IBM's Climate Change and Environmental grants

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    April 23, 2018 | Rollins-Developed Database Integrated into CDC Platform

    Rollins-developed PrEP Locator has been integrated into NPIN's national service directory

  • Ying Guo

    April 23, 2018 | Rollins Biostatisticians awarded by the American Statistical Association

    The American Statistical Association has recognized biostatisticians from Rollins for excellence in the field

  • Kathy Miner

    April 13, 2018 | Kathleen Miner named 2018 Charles Hatcher Award Recipient

    Kathleen Miner is the 2018 recipient of the Charles R. Hatcher Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Health.

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    March 30, 2018 | Rollins Students Receive Healthcare Innovation Seed Grants

    Grants go toward funding research and education projects addressing health care quality, costs and/or access.

  • Jim Lavery

    March 26, 2018 | Jim Lavery receives Global Forum for Bioethics in Research Award

    Jim Lavery was recognized for his significant contributions to progress in international research ethics.

  • Stephen D. Clements

    January 9, 2018 | Rollins Foundation creates Stephen D. Clements, Jr. Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation has established a chair honoring Stephen D. Clements.

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    December 7, 2017 | Rollins researchers selected as partners in 10-year Gilead HIV/AIDS COMPASS Initiative

    Rollins researchers have been selected by Gilead Sciences, Inc., as a coordinating center for their new COMPASS Initiative.

  • Casey Hall

    November 3, 2017 | Award-winning doctoral candidate selected as the 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant recipient

    Casey D. Hall receives 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant

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    October 23, 2017 | Emory Alumni Board honors scholars dedicated to making positive impacts

    Elizabeth Odunaiya is a winner of the Emory Alumni Board scholarship.

  • David Kleinbaum

    October 10, 2017 | Rollins epidemiologist David Kleinbaum retires

    Epidemiology professor David Kleinbaum has retired from Rollins.

  • Dabney P. Evans

    August 9, 2017 | Dabney P. Evans receives 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health

    Dabney P. Evans received APHA's 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health.

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    July 7, 2017 | Limin Peng named 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient

    Limin Peng was selected as the American Public Health Association's 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient.

  • Carol Hogue

    May 5, 2017 | Carol Hogue Wins Jefferson Award

    Carol Hogue wins 2017 Jefferson Award for a career dedicated to healthier families.

  • Polly Price

    April 26, 2017 | Rollins Professor Named Carnegie Fellow

    Polly J. Price named one of 35 recipients of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowship.

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    February 17, 2017 | Karen Levy named 2017-2018 AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

    Karen Levy named as a 2017-2018 Public Engagement Fellow.

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    January 26, 2017 | From immigrant health to disability law, faculty exchanges broaden perspectives

    Solveig Cunningham contemplates her time as a Fulbright grant recipient.

  • Researchers at Emory University

    October 17, 2016 | Emory receives record $574.6 million in external research funding for FY 2016

    Emory brings in $574.6 million in external research funding for FY 2016

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    October 17, 2016 | National Academy of Medicine elects Emory nursing, public health researchers

    Deborah W. Bruner, RN, PhD, and K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, elected to National Academy of Medicine.

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    October 6, 2016 | The Task Force for Global Health receives world's largest humanitarian prize

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded The Task Force for Global Health with the Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

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    October 3, 2016 | School of Public Health to receive over $850K for Zika capacity building in Latin America

    Rollins has received $850K from the CDC in support of cross-collaborative Zika response and training efforts.

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    September 20, 2016 | Synergy awards support collaborative research among health sciences schools, faculty

    The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced the six winning proposals for its first cycle of Synergy Awards.

  • James Lavery

    September 2, 2016 | James V. Lavery named inaugural Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory

    James V. Lavery was named the first Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory University.

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    June 17, 2016 | Rollins researcher appointed to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    Patrick Sullivan has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

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    May 23, 2016 | Rollins professors named American Statistical Association Fellows

    Limin Peng, Qi Long, and Eugene Huang were named fellows of the American Statistical Association

  • Nancy Thompson

    May 6, 2016 | Early architect of public health at Emory wins Scholar/Teacher Award

    Nancy Thompson wins the Scholar/Teacher Award.

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    April 19, 2016 | Government of Mexico selects Carlos del Rio for Ohtli Award

    The government of Mexico selected Carlos del Rio for the Ohtli Award.

  • Dana Boyd Barr

    January 20, 2016 | School of public health faculty member recognized as most highly cited researcher

    Dana Barr listed as a "Highly Cited Researcher" for the second year in a row

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    January 13, 2016 | School of Public Health names associate dean for Academic Affairs

    Kim Arriola named associate dean for Academic Affairs