Faculty Honors


Physician, researcher and public health champion Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, from Egypt, director of ICAP and professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, was named by CNN as One of Nine immigrants who helped make America great. El-Sadr was also honored by the IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America) Foundation as “The Next Woman of Infectious Diseases and profiled on the Foundation’s website. Read more.

Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE, David Bell, MD, MPH, and Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, were named Best Doctors 2018 by New York Magazine. Administered by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., results are based on a peer-review survey of physicians who they consider the best in their field in terms of professional qualifications, reputations, and skills in dealing with patients. Read more.

Miriam Laugesen, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Management, was named to the Executive Committee of the AcademyHealth Education Council for a three-year term. The Council advises the Board of Directors and Academy Health leadership on trends in the educational needs of its members and provides counsel on strategies for their professional development in health services research. Read more.

Lisa Rosen-Metsch, PhD, Dean of the School of General Studies and Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, was selected as the Mentor of the Year for 2018 by the Mailman School junior faculty of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences.

Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE, was awarded the Mailman School of Public Health 2018 Teaching Excellence Award and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Madeleine Thomson, PhD, senior research scholar in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, is a co-editor of PLOS Medicine's upcoming special issue on Climate Change and Health. Read more.

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Sociology, received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Division 44 Award for his theoretical and empirical contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender psychological issues. Read more.

Meghan M. FitzGerald, DrPH, adjunct assistant professor of Health Policy and Management, was named to the Board of Directors of the healthcare services company Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC). Read more.

Carolyn Westhoff, MD, professor of Epidemiology and Population and Family Health, was named to Good Housekeeping's List of 10 Women Over 50 Who Prove It's Never Too Late to Change the World as The Breakthrough Researcher. Westhoff was selected for being a leader in contraceptive research and family planning services. Read more.

Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH, assistant professor of Sociomedical Sciences, was named an Editorial Board member for the journal Health Education & Behavior beginning March 2018 for a three-year term. 

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health and Delamar Professor of Public Health, received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Congress of Frailty and Sarcopenia at their annual conference. 

John Rowe, MD, the Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, is featured in the PBS documentary special "Incredible Aging: Adding Life to Your Years" airing in March 2018 and hosted by Meredith Vieira. 

The paper "Ambient Fine Particulate Matter, Outdoor Temperature, and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome" by Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Chair and Leon Hess Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, was selected as one of the ten 2017 Articles of the Year by the American Journal of Epidemiology and the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

Cassie Landers, EdD, MPH, assistant professor of Population and Family Health, contributed to the proposal Changing the Way We CareSM by Maestral International, which received a $15 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Competition. Landers is a senior partner at Maestral, which is a global leader in supporting the development and strengthening of child protection and social welfare systems for children in adversity. Read more

Research by Nicole Schupf, PhD, DrPH, professor of Epidemiology, about older moms and healthy cellular aging was the most popular research article for 2017 in the Friday Letter: Year in Review of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Read more