Seiber awarded Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

April 21, 2022
Senior Vice Provost Dr. Kay Wolf and Health Services Management and Policy Professor Eric Seiber
From left: Senior Vice Provost Kay Wolf and Health Services Management and Policy Professor Eric Seiber

Eric Seiber, professor of health services management and policy and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies, has received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

This university award annually recognizes up to 10 faculty for their teaching excellence, based on nominations by students, faculty and alumni and a selection process by a committee of students, previous recipients and alumni.

Group photo with Eric Seiber, Mike Bisesi, Kay Wolf, Don Stenta, Helen Malone, and GRA.
University leadership — including Senior Vice Provost Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources Helen Malone, Alumni Association Assistant Vice President Don Stenta, and CPH Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Academic Administration Mike Bisesi — surprised Seiber with the award during one of his courses on April 20. 

Eric Seiber reacts to surprise award“Eric is an inspiring, humble, affable, approachable and adaptable teacher unquestionably worthy of the university’s highest teaching award,” wrote Evan Goldstein ’20 PhD in his nomination letter.

"His humility and compassion are endlessly refreshing, especially during the difficult days of a pandemic. … Year-in and year-out, Eric continues to teach, prepare and inspire new generations of Buckeyes.”

Goldstein commended Seiber for his open-door policy, commitment to empowering students to achieve academic and professional success, and enduring values of integrity and respect.

Seiber and other honorees will receive a $5,000 honorarium, as well as an increase of $1,200 to their base salary. Awardees are also inducted into Ohio State’s Academy of Teaching

Prior to joining the College of Public Health in 2007, Seiber taught at Clemson University and Tulane University. He has extensive experience working internationally, including a Fulbright Fellowship in Bogotá, Columbia in 2014. He specializes in health care financing, especially as it relates to vulnerable populations, public and private insurance markets and cost-effectiveness analysis. 

Seiber is a member of the Academy Health State Interest Group, the American Society of Health Economists, and the International Health Economics Association. He has received multiple awards for excellence in teaching at Ohio State and Clemson.

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The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College's divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 19th among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, and also includes the top 7-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies (HOPES) and Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP).