Alumni Week 2021
Public Health Through the Life Course
September 27 – October 2, 2021
Celebrating Alumni Award Recipients
The Alumni Award of Merit is the highest honor presented to an alumna/us of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Since 1992, we have recognized dozens of Harvard Chan School’s highly accomplished alumni with this honor.
In 2011, three additional awards were established by the Harvard Chan School Alumni Association, recognizing achievements in various arenas of public health, and at various stages in public health careers. These are the Leadership Award in Public Health Practice, the Public Health Innovator Award, and the Emerging Public Health Professional Award.
Join us in celebrating our 2021 Alumni Award winners!
Alumni Award of Merit
Established in 1992, the Alumni Award of Merit is the highest honor presented by the Alumni Association to an alumna/us of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Paula A. Johnson AB ’80, MD ’84, MPH ’85
President, Wellesley College
Lois B. Travis, MD, SM ’82, SD ’94
Lawrence H. Einhorn Professor of Cancer Research; director, Cancer Survivorship Research Program, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Stefan N. Willich, MD, MPH ’90, MBA
Director, Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Professional Achievement Awards
Emerging Public Health Professional Award
The Emerging Public Health Professional Award recognizes early-career public health achievements and contributions of Harvard Chan School graduates who received their degree within the past 10 years.
Hilary Marston MD, MPH ’13
Director for Global COVID Response on the White House COVID-19 Response Team
Public Health Innovator Award
The Public Health Innovator Award recognizes a significant innovative contribution to public health made by a distinguished graduate of the School.
Jocelyn Lehrer SM ’01, SD ’04
Founder and director, Men’s Story Project; public health and gender justice consultant
Leadership Award in Public Health Practice
The Leadership Award in Public Health Practice recognizes a graduate who has been an outstanding example of effective leadership in the practice of public health, in the public or private sphere.
Kezevino (Vinu) Aram, MD, MPH ’00
President, Shanti Ashram; Founder, International Center for Child and Public Health (ICPH)