Three Harvard Chan School faculty named ‘changemakers of public health’

Mary Bassett, Bizu Gelaye, and Xihong Lin are among 50 alumni of the University of Washington School of Public Health who have been recognized as “changemakers” in the field of public health.

Bassett, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and former commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was chosen for bringing equity to the forefront in New York City and beyond, according to the University of Washington announcement. Gelaye, assistant professor in Harvard Chan School’s Department of Epidemiology, was cited for mentoring a new generation of diverse epidemiologists. And Lin, professor of biostatistics at Harvard Chan, was chosen for creating high-impact statistical methods for genomic data.

The University of Washington honored 50 distinguished alumni as part of its 50-year anniversary celebration. The school chose individuals with a strong record of service and achievement in addressing some of the world’s most pressing population health issues.

Read the University of Washington announcement: 50 Changemakers of Public Health