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.

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.

2019 Award Recipient: Ichiro Kawachi (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Teaching Citations

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

2019 Award Recipients: Linda Kaboolian (Health Policy and Management), Maggie McConnell (Global Health and Population), and Ben Sommers (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.

2019 Award Recipients: Jesse Bump (Global Health and Population), Josh Gagne (Epidemiology), and Nancy Turnbull (Health Policy and Management)

Teaching Assistant Award

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

2019 Award Recipients: Kamrine Poels (PhD in Bio), Kochiro Shiba (PhD in PHS/SBS), Geetha Iyer (PhD in PHS/EPI), and Joy Shi (PhD in PHS/EPI)