Honors and accolades

graphic with three sprouting flower pots that says College of Public Health Seed Grant Support

Marian Moser Jones will explore impact of pandemic backlash

Mark Weir, Michael Bisesi and Bob Skinner

Vice dean recognized as a “standout supervisor” by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Diewo Camara

She will work as an English teaching assistant in France

Abby Norris Turner

Associate dean joins four Ohio State colleagues in Academic Leadership Program

Pejmon Noghrehchi

PJ Noghrehchi’s paper assesses how MHA students perceive interdisciplinary collaboration

Joshua Ghosh-Groen (left) and Alex Ochoa

The annual awards celebrate exceptional members of the university community

Darryl B. Hood

Hood has been a society member since 2000

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2022

The Employee of the Year Award recognizes staff members who display exceptional work habits and customer relations through their actions and attitudes. It's typically presented in the summer at an employee recognition luncheon.

2022: Dawnne Wise, MPH-PEP Student and Program Manager, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services  
2021: Melinda (Mindy) Freed, Executive Assistant to the Dean  
2020: Todd Thobe, Assistant Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services  
2019: Margaret Murphy, Instructional Design Coordinator  
2018: Heather Kerr, BSPH Senior Academic Advisor, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services  
2017: Rachel Lokai, Business Manager, College of Public Health  
2016: Kristy Arter, Office Associate, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services  
2015: Scot Erbe, Research Administrator, Office of Research  
2014: Melissa Sever, senior program manager, Center for Public Health Practice  
2013: Nick Vaver, systems analyst, College of Public Health  
2012: Dawn Williams, Assistant Director, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services  
2011: Katherine Renick, director, research administrative services, College of Public Health  
2010: Bruce Casto, senior research scientist, Division of Environmental Health Sciences  
2009: Lynn Higginbotham, coordinator of the Division of Epidemiology  
2008: Renee Watts, facilities manager, College of Public Health  
2007: Roger Stockdale, accountant, College of Public Health  
2006: Joanne Pearsol, associate director, Center for Public Health Practice  
2005: Susie Householder, human resources manager, College of Public Health  
2004: Don Shymanski, director of information systems, College of Public Health

The Excellence in Teaching Award is intended to recognize College of Public Health faculty members for exemplary performance in the teaching mission of the College.

2021-2022: Laura Pomeroy, PhD, assistant professor, Environmental Health Sciences  
2020-2021: Liz Klein, PhD, MPH, professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion  
2019-2020: Ashley Felix, PhD, associate professor, Epidemiology  
2018-2019: Eric Seiber, PhD, professor, Health Services Management and Policy  
2017-2018: Tasleem Padamsee, PhD, assistant professor, Health Services Management and Policy  
2016-2017: Brian Hilligoss, PhD, assistant professor, Health Services Management and Policy  
2015-2016: Rodney Sturdivant, PhD, interim chair, Division of Biostatistics  
2014-2015: Amy Acton, MD, MPH, associate professor, Health Services Management and Policy  
2013-2014: Michael Pennell, PhD, associate professor, Division of Biostatistics  
2012-2013: Abby Shoben, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Biostatistics  
2011-2012: Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, joint assistant professor, Division of Epidemiology  
2010-2011: Rebecca Andridge, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Biostatistics  
2009-2010: Eric Seiber, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Health Services Management and Policy  
2008-2009: Mac Crawford, PhD, associate professor of clinical public health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences  
2007-2008: Xin He, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Biostatistics  
2006-2007: Amy K. Ferketich, PhD, associate professor, Division of Epidemiology  
2005-2006: Sandra J. Tanenbaum, PhD, associate professor, Division of Health Services Management and Policy  
2004-2005: Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS, associate professor, Division of Health Services Management and Policy  
2003-2004: Stephen F. Loebs, PhD, professor emeritus, Division of Health Services Management and Policy  
2002-2003: Randall E. Harris, M.D., PhD, professor, Division of Epidemiology  
2001-2002: Randi Love, PhD, clinical associate professor, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion

The Champions of Public Health Awards are presented annually each fall to individuals and organizations who, through their professional achievements, volunteer service or civic involvement, personify the mission of the College of Public Health to improve the lives of Ohio's citizens.

2020: John and Pam Gregory, National African American Male Wellness Agency  
2020: Kilby Macfadden and Christopher Jason, Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force  
2020: Ohio Domestic Violence Network

2018: Rev. John Edgar, Pastor and Executive Director, United Methodist Church and Community   
2018: Community Overdose Action Team, Public Health- Dayton and Montgomery County  
2018: Lisa Roberts, RN, Portsmouth City Health Department  
2018: Health Policy Institute of Ohio

2017: Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio  
2017: Robert Crane, MD, president and founder of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation  
2017: Catherine Hewitt, MPH, health educator and Medical Reserve Corps coordinator for Lake County General Health District  
2017: Al Edmondson, CEO of Making a Difference Inc.

2016: Judge Frederick Moses, Hocking County Municipal Court  
2016: Jose Rodriguez, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Columbus Public Health  
2016: Neighborhood Services, Inc., Columbus, Ohio  
2016: Equitas Health, Columbus, Ohio  
2016: Faithful Forgotten Best Friends, Columbus, Ohio

2015: Mary DiOrio, MD, MPH '00, medical director and state epidemiologist, Ohio Department of Health  
2015: Katelyn Coan, M.Ed., CHES, Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant Coordinator at the Lake County General Health District  
2015: Moms2B  
2015: Reed Fraley, MHA '75, chief operating officer, PrimaryOne Health

2014: Tim Ingram, health commissioner, Hamilton County Public Health  
2014: Jaci Holland, community health worker, women’s health nurse, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute   
2014: Ohio Unified Command Response to the Measles  
2014: William Considine, CEO and president, Akron Children's Hospital  
2014: Dr. Martin Keller and Dr. Geraldine Keller, emeritus faculty, College of Public Health

2013: Scott Griffin, chief sustainability officer, Greif, Inc.  
2013: Rebecca Fugitt, program manager, Ohio Department of Health  
2013: Christine, O'Malley, executive director, The Ohio State University

2012: Teresa Long, health commissioner, Columbus Public Health  
2012: Robert Campbell, deputy director, Center for Public Health Statistics and Informatics  
2012: Kathleen Smith, State Public Health Veterinarian, Ohio Department of Health    
2012: Kay Parent, community advocate  

2011: Matthew Stefanak, health commissioner, Mahoning County, General Health District Board of Health  
2011: Karen Butler, director, Cleveland Department of Public Health  
2011: Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks

2010: Neil H. Altman, health commissioner, Youngstown City Health District  
2010: Cathy Levine, executive director, Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio  
2010: Healthy Tusc Taskforce

2009: Cheryl Boyce, MS, executive director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health  
2009: Lois Hall, MS, executive director, Ohio Public Health Association  
2009: Grant Family Medicine Physicians

2008: Gary A. Smith, MD, director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children's Hospital  
2008: Barbara Beckwith, advocate for breast cancer awareness among minority populations  
2008: SmokeFree Columbus

2007: Anne R. Harnish, assistant director, Ohio Department of Health, retired 2007  
2007: Robert D. Murray, MD, director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's Hospital  
2007: Cincinnati Health Department's School Dental Program

2006: William C. Myers, MS, Health Commissioner, Columbus Health Department, 1980-2002  
2006: Gregory L. Halley, MD, MBA, Health Commissioner, Wayne County Health Department  
2006: Tri-County Nurse Team from Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull Counties

2005: Maurice "Mo" Mullet, MD, Holmes County Health Commissioner  
2005: Kathryn Peppe, RN, MS, chief, Division of Family and Community Health Services  
2005: Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

2018: Elizabeth Seely  
2017: Julia Scheinman  
2016: Lita "Jo" Henman  
2015: Commander Michael Cassady  
2014: Laura Rooney  
2013: Rosemary Valades Chaudry  
2012: Nancie Bechtel  
2011: Manoj Sharma  
2010: Marshal A. Bickert  
2009: Jacqueline G. Davis  
2008: Kathleen Cowen  
2007: Kate Shumate  
2006: Ruth Shrock  
2005: Robert Campbell  
2004: Charles Ridgely  
2003: Mary Plummer (posthumously)  
2002: Lois Hall  
2001: Carolyn Slack  
2000: Jacob Gayle, Jr.  
1999: David Savitz  
1998: Shiro Tanaka  
1997: Charles Billings  
1996: William Myers