Staff Award in Excellence

The Mailman School of Public Health is the professional home of many extremely talented people who bring commitment and integrity to work within and outside of the classroom. Even during a time of change in academic public health, our staff and faculty help create an environment that supports education and research on the most important health issues of our time and make themselves allies to our students, alumni, and our neighbors who look to the Mailman School as an institutional pace-setter among high performing institutions.

Each year, the School presents awards to staff and faculty whose service to this community sustains this example of excellence. View All Faculty Awards

The School recognizes exceptional contributions with the Dean’s Excellence in Leadership Award, the Dean’s Excellence in Mentoring Award, and the Staff Excellence Awards. All of these awards are presented at the annual State of the School address.

Given each year beginning in 2006, the Staff Award in Excellence recognizes full-time staff whose work is exemplary. Winners are selected by a committee with representatives from all academic departments and the Dean's Office. In addition to being recognized at State of the School, each recipient receives a cash award, made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Download the form to nominate a staff member


  • Brian Brennan, Human Resources
  • Cristiane Costa, ICAP
  • Catherine Hardy, Biostatistics
  • Carey McHugh, Health Policy & Management
  • Nida Raja, Dean's Office
  • Leinne Ramirez, Population and Family Health
  • Bernice Ramos-Perez, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Marta Schaaf, Population and Family Health
  • Roberta Sutton, ICAP
  • Maiko Yomogida, Sociomedial Sciences


  • Corey Adams, Biostatistics
  • Karen Burke, Health Policy & Management
  • Mkeba Cason, ICAP
  • Mary Fiore, Institutional Advancement
  • Averie Gachuhi, ICAP
  • Laura Goldenkranz, Epidemiology
  • Nina Kulacki, Environmental Health Sciences
  • ​Shanon McNab, Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health
  • ​Gilbert Smith, Center for Infection and Immunity


  • Yasmin Davis, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Jimmy Duong, Biostatistics
  • Joseph Korevec, Office of Student Affairs
  • Kiki Korikis, Epidemiology
  • Dori Lorsch, Health Policy & Management
  • Timothy Paul, Communications
  • Margaret Schmitt, Population & Family Health
  • Wei Jia Wang, Environmental Health Sciences


  • Joanne Bowman, Human Resources
  • Kimesha Guevara, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Catherine Hardy, Biostatistics
  • Anna Medina, Population & Family Health
  • Christina McCarthy, Epidemiology
  • Katherine Rochmat, Center for Infection and Immunity
  • Suzue Saito, ICAP
  • Snowden Wright, Health Policy & Management


  • Barbara Aaron, Epidemiology
  • Ashley Bogosian, Research Operations, ICAP
  • Susan Cohen, Health Policy & Management
  • Maria Gonzalez, Population & Family Health
  • Deborah Horowitz, ICAP
  • Sonia Lyn, Biostatistics
  • Elizabeth Sung, Office of Career Services


  • Betsey Asher, Office of Student Affairs
  • Olgica Balac, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Sara Casey, Population & Family Health
  • Elizabeth Ferrari, Epidemiology
  • Justine Herrera, Biostatistics
  • Toya Smith, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Telesfora Valdellon, National Center for Children in Poverty


  • Farah Burnett, Office of Student Affairs
  • Anthony Diaz, Epidemiology
  • Adnan Divjan, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Kim Norland, Population & Family Health
  • Jennifer Paulk, ICAP
  • Helena Rincon, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Rachel Sabb, Health Policy & Management


  • Luis Acosta, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Emily Alexandrino, Epidemiology
  • Tanya Dominguez, Dean's Office
  • Luminta Hellman, Biostatistics
  • Ana Jimenez-Bautista, Population & Family Health
  • Andrea Nye, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Dahlia Rivera, Health Policy & Management