Sastry Award for Outstanding Teaching in Public Health

Established through the generosity of Dr. Srinivas Sastry, the Sastry Award for Outstanding Teaching of Public Health recognizes up to two faculty members each academic year for their significant impact on students and the ways they have, through excellent teaching, inspired students to reach their public health goals. Individuals will receive $10,000 in celebration of their significant impact on students.

Eligibility

Eligible nominees include tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track faculty including Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Instructors who teach Harvard Chan students.

Criteria

Nominations must have:

  • Demonstrated impact on students and their public health goals (significant impact on more than one student or alum valuable, as are concrete examples of impact)
  • Demonstrated impact on students can be traced to teaching effectiveness
  • Evidence of sustained commitment to students
  • Evidence of sustained commitment to improvements in public health through education and/or research

Nomination

To nominate someone for the Sastry Teaching Award, any student, alumni, faculty member, department chair, colleague, or dean—individually or collectively—can use the Sastry Award submission form to share how the individual has inspired students to reach their public health goals. Self-nominations are not allowed.

Supporting materials beyond the 450-word nomination are welcome. Nominations will be strengthened by inclusion of concrete examples and demonstration that more than one student or alum has been impacted by the nominee.

Nominations must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Selection

A committee appointed by the Dean will review nominations and make recommendations, with final decisions made by the Dean. The Dean’s Office will contact the nominee to ask if they will accept the nomination prior to moving forward with award details.

Recipients of the Sastry Teaching Award will be announced during our graduation award ceremony. Funds will be distributed by July 1.