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Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winners!

2022 J. Michael McGinnis Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Sandro Galea

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. Read more

2022 Stephanie Robert Mentoring Award Winner

Alexander Tsai

Alexander Tsai, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is founding Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Social Science and Medicine – Mental Health. Read more

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2022 Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award


Merlin Chowkwanyun

Merlin Chowkwanyun is the Donald Gemson Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and a Core Faculty member at the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is the author of All Health Politics is Local: Community Battles for Medical Care and Environmental Health and works on community health, environmental health governance, racial health inequity, and health activism. Read more

2022 IAPHS Postdoctoral Award

Kathryn Leifheit
“Expiring Eviction Moratoriums and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality”

Kathryn Leifheit, PhD MSPH is a social epidemiologist who studies social policies as levers to improve population health and promote health equity. In particular, her research focuses on housing policies and evictions as determinants of health for children and communities. Read more

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2022 IAPHS Student Award


Tongtan Chantarat
“Multidimensional Structural Racism Predicts Birth Outcomes for Black and White Minnesotans”

Dr. Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat is a research scientist at the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity at the University of Minnesota. Read more

2022 IAPHS Public Engagement Award

Seward Vaccine Equity Project
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field

The Seward Vaccine Equity Project (SVEP) is an all-volunteer community vaccination project in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Read more