Teaching & Mentoring Awards

The School’s teaching and mentoring awards recognize and celebrate faculty, staff and teaching assistants who enhance the quality of education and student experience at Harvard Chan.

If you have any questions about any of the below awards, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Michael Byrne at oed@hsph.harvard.edu.

For the names of past award recipients, see here.

Faculty Awards and Recognition

Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award

The Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded to a member of the Harvard T.H. Chan School primary faculty who has enhanced the quality of education in public health by honoring outstanding achievement in teaching at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The award recognizes excellence in classroom instruction, capacity to inspire students, and dedication to teaching.

2022 Award Recipient:

  • Ankur Pandya, Associate Professor of Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management

Teaching Citations

Teaching citations are awarded to course instructors based on student course evaluations, particularly questions that assess teaching quality and teaching effectiveness.

2022 Award Recipients:

  • Albert Hofman, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology
  • Rocio Hurtado, Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Shoba Ramanadhan, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Edward Thomas Ryan, Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Sastry Award for Outstanding Teaching in Public Health

Established through the generosity of Dr. Srinivas Sastry, the Sri Sastry Award for Inspired 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.

2022 Award Recipients:

  • Jesse Boardman Bump, Lecturer on Global Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population
  • Nancy Turnbull, Senior Lecturer on Health Policy, Health Policy and Management

Mentoring Awards

Mentoring awards are based on student nominations and recognize faculty members or instructors who have enriched the academic, professional, or personal development of students.

2022 Award Recipients:

  • Emma-Louise “Emmilie” Aveling, Research Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Jaime Elizabeth Hart, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
  • Lorelei Mucci, Professor of Epidemiology

Teaching Assistant Award

Teaching Assistant Award

TA awards recognize the important contributions of teaching assistants to education at Harvard Chan, and are based on student course evaluations.

2022 Award Recipients:

  • Elizabeth Lauren Hentschel, PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, Global Health and Population
  • Bethany Kotlar, PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jessica Liu, PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Anna Siefkas, PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, Epidemiology
  • Alejandro Szmulewicz, PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, Epidemiology

Student Awards

Albert Schweitzer Award

A certificate to one or more graduating students whose past work and current activities exemplify a reverence for life and who have sought, as expressed by Schweitzer, “to make my life my argument.”

Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award

Awarded each year to an outstanding graduating student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who is dedicated to promoting the health of vulnerable people.

2022 Award Recipient:

  • Abrania Marrero Hernández, PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, Nutrition