Past Alumni Awardees

Recent Alumni Awardees

Barbour: 2019 Early Career Excellence Award

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Kamil Barbour (BIOST ’11, EPI ’10) is an epidemiologist with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for the CDC, currently serving as team lead of the State Chronic Disease Epidemiology Assignee Program. In this hand-selected role, he supervises four senior-level epidemiologists and leads a prolific research program focused on critical applied epidemiological needs.  

Nagy: 2019 Early Career Excellence Award

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Annie Nagy (IDM ’10) is the maternal and child health program administrator at the Allegheny County Health Department where she uses current public health science and evidence-based practices to manage the weC.A.R.E. and Healthy Families Allegheny programs. Nagy analyzes health information to assist in program implementation and establishes community relationships to promote and support the MCH Program’s strategic plan.  

Hernandez: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

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Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM ’16) is assistant professor in the Pitt School of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD degree and a master's in health economics in Spain and completed her PhD at Pitt Public Health in three years. She has earned multiple academic awards as she continues her career in the health services of pharmaceutical polices, culminating in being named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Healthcare in 2019.  

King: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

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Wendy King (EPI ’04) is associate professor of epidemiology at Pitt Public Health. Her work is focused on the design, coordination, and analysis of multicenter cohort studies and randomized clinical trials. She is currently the principal investigator of the data coordinating center for three prospective cohort studies.   

Rosano: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

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Caterina Rosano (EPI ’03) is a physician-scientist and neuroepidemiologist at the forefront internationally of investigating the mechanisms underlying physical and cognitive independence in older adults. Her publication record includes more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers that trace a logical and scientifically solid link between long-term exposure to cardiometabolic/lifestyle factors, integrity of selected brain networks, and maintenance... 

Felter: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee

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ELIZABETH FELTER (BCHS ’09) joined the faculty as assistant professor in 2010. She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 2001 and leads the department’s health communication/health risk communication curriculum. Her teaching portfolio has expanded to include development of infographics, preparation of public service announcements, and use of video for public health communication. 

Chalhoub: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee 

Chalhoub: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee

DIDIER CHALHOUB (MMPH ’12, EPI ’15) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging Interdisciplinary Studies Aging Section. His areas of research include aging, osteoporosis, and sarcopenia, concentrating on osteoporosis and body composition with... (02/23/2018)

Buchanich: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee 

Buchanich: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee

While completing her MPH and PhD degrees, JEANINE BUCHANICH (EPI ’98, ’07) worked full time for the Department of Biostatistics at Pitt Public Health and was appointed research assistant professor and deputy director of the Center for Occupational Biostatistics and Epidemiology in 2008. She has serv... (02/23/2018)

Bear: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee 

Bear: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee

TODD BEAR (BCHS ’07, ’13) joined the Pitt Public Health faculty as an assistant professor immediately upon earning his PhD in 2013. His primary research interest is the study of adversity, including child maltreatment and exposure to violence, and its effects on health over the lifespan. He utilizes... (02/23/2018)

Talkowski: 2018 Early Career Excellence Award 

Talkowski: 2018 Early Career Excellence Award

MICHAEL TALKOWSKI (HUGEN ’08) is associate professor of neurology (genetics) at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate member of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard where he directs the B... (02/23/2018)

Farmartino: 2018 Early Career Excellence Award 

Farmartino: 2018 Early Career Excellence Award

In 2012, a year before completing her MPH, CHRISTINA FARMARTINO (IDM ’13) was hired as executive director of The Open Door, which provides supportive housing and representative payee services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS—including active injection drug users—to improve their health and housi... (02/23/2018)

Peter: 2018 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award 

Peter: 2018 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

BERNADINE PETER (EPI ’88) is population health coordinator and registered dietitian at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas. She previously served at Franklin Primary Health Center Inc. in Mobile, Ala., where she educated patients with diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure,... (02/23/2018)
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Year Distinguished Alumni Awards Gloninger Service Award and
Early Career Excellence Award
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 2018 Ruth Modzelewski (HUGEN '96)
Jill Norris (EPI '88, '90)
Frederick Murphy (BCHS '77)
Bernadine Peter (EPI '88)
Christina Farmartino (IDM '13) 
Michael Talkowski (HUGEN '08)
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 2017 Eric Hulsey (BCHS, DrPH '08)
Michael Walsh (HPM '04)
Mary Ganguli (EPI '81)
Tammy Haley (MMPH '13)
 Annette Fetchko (HSA '84)
Laura B. Gieraltowski (EPI '09)
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2016 Mehran S. Massoudi (MPH, PhD ’93)
Susan A. Slaugenhaupt (MS, PhD ’91)
Janice Scully Dorman (MSHyg, PhD ’83)
Michael Blackwood (MPH ’80)
Rashida R. Dorsey (PhD ’06)
Press Release
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2015 Patricia Maryland (DrPH ’82)
Nancy Obuchowski (PhD ’91)
Yvette Conley (PhD ’99)
Nancy W. Glynn (PhD ’94)
Megan Kavanaugh (DrPH ’08)

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2014 Joyce Chang (PhD ’98)
Karen Cruickshanks (PhD ’87)
James Clise (MPH ’63)
Susan Ott (MPH ’76)
 Mary Herbert (MPH ’05) Photos
2013 William Holman (MHA ’79)
Coleen Boyle (PhD ’81)
Anita Caufield (MHA '84)
 Mary Patricia Nowalk (PhD ’93) Program
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2012 Joel Weissfeld (MPH ’82)
Edward W. Gregg (PhD ’96)
James B. Pieffer (MHA ’86)
John J. Zanardelli (MPH ’79) Program
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2010 Madalon O'Rawe Amenta (MPH ’68, DrPH ’78)
Clareann Bunker (PhD ’84)
Richard Lugg (MPH ’66)
Patsy Hesen Haslam (MPH ’69)  
2009 Kenneth Miller (MS ’70)
David Reed (MS ’61)
Jeanne Zborowski (PhD ’00)
No award recipients  
2008 Gerald M. Barron (MPH ’71)
James C. Helmkamp (PhD ’83)
Paul M. Winkler (MPH ’81)
Constance S. McCormick (MPH ’85)
Shirley McIlvried (MPH ’83)
 
2007 Agnes Bouldin (DrPH ’88)
Anthony Lubiniecki (ScD ’72)
Dietrich Stephan (PhD ’96)
Laura Rosato (PhD ’90)
Charles Vargo (MHA ’84)
 
2006 Robert Geddis (MSHyg ’73)
Marlene Lugg (MPH '66, DrPH ’81)
Thomas White (MSHyg ’72)
Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH ’00)  
2005 Joseph Costantino (MPH ’74, DrPH ’76)
Constance Husman (MSHyg ’74),
Gerald Katz (MSHyg ’63)
Marc Hiller (MPH ’74, DrPH ’78)
Samuel Koilpillai (MSHyg ’76)
 
2004 Jane Cauley (MPH ’80, DrPH ’83)
Allen Brodsky (ScD ’66)
David Savitz (PhD ’82)
Marlene Lugg (MPH ’66, DrPH ’81)  
2003 Galen E. Cole (MPH ’87)
James M. Klingensmith (MPH ’77, ScD ’87)
Patricia W. Potrzebowski (PhD ’74)
Kimberlee Evert (MPH ’88)  
2002 Judith Badner (MSHyg ’85, PhD ’88)
Glenn Schneider (MPH ’91)
Gerald C. Colvin (MA ’86, DrPH ’93)
Joan M. Mavrinac (MPH ’88)
 
2001 Brian Jacob (MHA ’86)
Diane Peterson (MPH ’74)
Beth Elaine Quill (MPH ’82)
   
2000 Victor J. Catullo (MPH ’98)
William T. Godshall (MPH ’85)
Michael C. Waters (MS ’67)
Lynn Marie Weber (MPH '97)  
1999 GSPH 50th Anniversary
50 at 50 Awards given
   
1998 Marie C. Baker (MSHyg ’84)
Tood Schryer (MHA ’92)
Carol Synkewecz (MPH ’75)
Scott Becker (MPH ’80)
James Collins (MUN ’87)
Anne R. Medsger (MSHyg ’81)
Russell Rycheck (MPH ’59, DrPH ’65)
 
1997 Mark A. Vojtecky (MPH ’86) John A. Armstrong (ScDHyg ’67)
Maurice A. Shapiro (MEng ’49 - UC Berkeley)
Robert B. Yee (MS ’52[FAS], PhD ’57 [FAS])
 
1996 George Board (DrPH ’83)
Harold E. Kennah (MS ’85)
Daniel J. Schaid (MS '81, PhD ’86)
Joyce E. White (DrPH ’93)
William F. Gauss (MPH ’83)  
1995 Lucile L. Adams-Campbell (PhD ’83)
Ronette R. Briefel (MPH ’76, DrPH ’82)
Lawrence W. Keller (MSHyg ’71)
Michael R. Peterson (DrPH ’85)
Mary K. Conner (PhD ’78)
Joanne F. McVay (MPH ’75, DrPH ’84)
 
1994 Jan R. Jennings (MPH ’76)
Mohamed Sabet Mahdy (MPH ’60, ScDHyg ’63)
Grace E. Ware (MPH ’73)
Kenneth L. Garver (PhD ’75)  
1993 Janine Jagger (MPH ’74)
Akira Koizumi (MS ’66)
L. Jon Schurmeier (MSHyg ’70)
Theresa A. Chalich (MPH ’89)
Karen S. Peterson (MPH ’70)
 
1992 C. Michael Blackwood (MPH ’80)
John M. Lachin III (ScDHyg ’72)
Carol K. Redmond (ScDHyg ’66)
   
1991 Joanne Marie Andiorio (DrPH ’84)
David Gur (ScDHyg ’77)
   
1989 Mark H. Barnett (MPH ’61)
Mary Ann Scialabba (MSHyg ’63)
   
1986 Mostafa A. El Batawi (MPH ’57, ScDHyg ’59)
Sydney J. Cutler (ScDHyg ’61)
   
1983 Lois G. Michaels (MSHyg ’63)