Past SOPHE Awardees

SOPHE’s Distinguished Fellows

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and the profession of health education or public health.

Distinguished Fellows

2022 Lloyd J. Kolbe, PhD
2021 Kenneth R. McLeroy, PhD, MS
2020 Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH, MLS
2019 Linda Lysoby, MS, MCHES®, CAE
2018 David A. Birch, PhD, MCHES®
2017 Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH,
2016 Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MA, MCHES
2015 Mohammad R. Torabi, PhD, MPH
2014 James H. Price, PhD, MS, MPH
2013 Kathleen R. Miner, PhD, MPH, MCHES
2012 Frances D. Butterfoss, PhD; Robert S. Gold, PhD, DrPH
2011 Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD, MSc, CHES
2010 James McKenzie, PhD, MPH, CHES; David Sleet, PhD, FASHA; Marc Zimmerman, PhD
2009 Eugenia Eng, DrPH; Allan B. Steckler, PhD
2008 Nina Wallerstein, PhD, M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES
2007 Collins Airhihenbuwa, PhD
2006 Kathleen Roe, DrPH, MPH
2005 Barbara Israel, PhD
2004 Robert M. Goodman, PhD, MPH
2003 Donald E. Morisky, ScD, MSPH; Bruce Simons-Morton, EdD, MPH
2002 Harriet Hylton Barr, MPH, CHES; Emily T. Tyler, MPH, CHES
2001 Brick Lancaster, MS, CHES; Meredith Minkler, DrPH; Randy Schwartz, MSPH
2000 William C. Livingood, Jr., PhD, CHES, Kate Lorig, DrPH, Edward J. Roccella, PhD, MPH
1999 John P. Allegrante, PhD; Ellen M. Capwell, PhD, CHES; William A. Darity, PhD; John R. Seffrin,
PhD, CHES; Richard A. Windsor, PhD, MPH, MS
1998 Michael P. Eriksen, ScD; Florence B. Fiore, PhD; Robert D. Patten, EdD, MPH
1997 Alyson Taub, EdD, CHES
1996 William B. Cissell, PhD, MSPH, CHES
1995 No nominations
1994 Laura Carr Keranen, MPH; Virginia Cheng Li, PhD, MPH
1993 Carl Peter, PhD, MPH, CHES
1992 Ann E. Nolte, PhD
1991 William H. Creswell, Jr., EdD; Marcia Pinkett-Heller, MPH; Marilyn Rice, MPH
1990 Marshall W. Kreuter, PhD
1989 Elizabeth McMahan, EdD
1989 Peter A. Cortese, DrPH; Lowell S. Levin, EdD
1988 Godfrey M. Hochbaum, PhD
1987 Noreen M. Clark, PhD; Marian V. Hamburg, EdD, CHES; Clarence E. Pearson, MPH
1986 Helen P. Cleary, DSc, CHES; Paul R. Mico, MPH, CHES; Helen S. Ross, EdD, MPH, CHES;
Beverly G. Ware, DrPH, CHES
1985 Lawrence W. Green, DrPH; James P. Lovegren, MPH
1984 Stanley Rosenberg, MA, MPH; Wendy D. Squyres, PhD
1983 Charlotte Leach, MPH; Scott K. Simonds, DrPH, MPH
1982 Sigrid Deeds, DrPH, CHES; Mary Alice Beetham, MPH
1981 Marshall H. Becker, PhD, MPH
1980 Jeannette J. Simmons, DSc, MPH
1978 Robert A. Bowman, PhD, MPH; Sarah Mazelis, MPH
1977 Helen Massengale, MSPH; Norbert Reinstein, MPH; Howard Ennes, MPH
1976 Edward B. Johns, EdD; Ruth F. Richards, MA, MPH;, Mary E. Spencer, PhD
1975 Marion T. Bryant, MPH; William Griffiths, PhD; Marjorie A. Young
1974 Anne M. Johnson; A. Helen Martikainen, DSc; Levitt B. Mendel, MPH
1973 Ira Hiscock, ScD
1972 Elena Sliepcevich, DPE
1971 Vivian V. Drenckhahn, MS, MPH
1970 Mayhew Derryberry, PhD; Ann W. Haynes, MPH; V. Ramakrishna, MD
1969 Ruth E. Grout, PhD; Mabel Rugen, PhD
1967 Lucy S. Morgan, PhD; Eunice N. Tyler, PhD
1966 Dorothy B. Nyswander, PhD; Claire E. Turner, DrPH
1965 Sally Lucas Jean; Sol S. Lifson, MPH

Practitioner & Academic Awards

SOPHE’s highest form of recognition for a SOPHE member. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and the profession of health education.

Honorary Fellows

SOPHE’s highest form of recognition for a SOPHE member. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and the profession of health education.

2022 Ms. Martha Katz, MPA
2021 Anthony S. Fauci, M.D
2020 Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.
2019 Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP
2018 Camara Jones, MD, MPH and Senator Tom Udall (D NM)
2017 Rep. John Lewis, (D GA)
2016 William L. Roper, MD, MPH
2015 Larry Cohen, MSW
2014 Risa Lavizzo Mourey, MD, MBA
2013 Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH
2012 Johnathan Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBA
2011 First Lady Michelle Obama and James O. Prochaska, PhD
2010 David Sobel, MD, MPH
2009 Gail C. Christopher, DN
2008 David Hayes Bautista, PhD
2007 James F. Fries, MD
2006 Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
2005 James S. Marks, MD, MPH
2004 Sally Squires
2003 Marian Wright Edelman, JD
2002 Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH
2001 Mrs. Rosalynn Carter
2000 Steven Schroeder, MD
1999 Rep. John E. Porter, (R IL)
1998 David Stacher, MD, PhD
1997 Reed V. Tuckson, MD
1994 Joycelyn Elders, MD
1988 C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD and J. Michael McGinnis, MD
1997 Shelia Rymer
1973 Harald M. Graning, MD and Annie D. Wauneka
1962 Annettte LeMeitour Kaplun
1953 John Burton, MD, PhD

This award is given by the president to honor a SOPHE member who has devoted substantial service to the SOPHE.

SOPHE Trophy Award

This award is given by the president to honor a SOPHE member who has devoted substantial service to the SOPHE.

2021 Jonathan Johnson, MA, LMHC; Jean M. Breny, PhD, MPH; Jody Early, PhD, MS, MCHES®
2020 Raffy Luquis, PhD, MCHES®; Elizabeth Stevenson, MPH
2019 Julia Alber, PhD
2018 Mary Shaw Ridley, PhD
2017 Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES®; Amy Thompson, PhD, MCHES®
2016 Rebecca Reeve, PhD
2015 Jeffrey Goodman, MPH;
2015 Darcell P. Scharff, PhD
2013 Ellen Capwell, PhD, CHES®; Carolyn Cox, PhD, MCHES®; Karen Denard Goldman, PhD, MCHES®; Kathleen Jahn Schmalz, EDD, RN, CHES®
2012 Diane Allensworth, PhD; Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES®, CPH
2011 Sandra Bulmer, PhD, CHES®
2010 Carl Fertman; Karen Spiller, MPH
2009 Laura Boyle, MA, CHES®, MIPP
2008 Angela Mickalide, PhD, CHES®
2007 Dawn Gentsch, MPH, CHES®
2006 Lynn Woodhouse, EdD, CHES®
2005 John P. Allegrante, PhD
2004 Barbie Brunner, MPH, CHES®
2003 Nancy Caira, MPH, CHES®
2002 Linda Lass Orrell, MA, CHES®
2001 Emily Tyler, MPH, CHES®
2000 Ruth Richards, MPH (Post Humoursly)
1999 Elaine Tencati, MPH, CHES®; Jody Benton Lee, MPH, CHES®; Mary E. Hawkinsm, MSPH, CHES®
1998 David Ramsey, MPH, CHES®
1997 Lori Stegmier, MS, CHES®; Shirley Hatto
1996 M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES®

This award is given by the president to honor a SOPHE member who has devoted substantial service to the SOPHE.

Chapter Award of Excellence

This award recognizes creative, effective and replicable methods implemented by SOPHE chapters to deliver one or more core member services.

2022 Midwest SOPHE
2021 Utah SOPHE
2020 Iowa SOPHE
2018 Georgia SOPHE
2016 North Carolina SOPHE
2014 Georgia SOPHE
2013 North Carolina SOPHE
2012 New Jersey SOPHE
2011 Ohio SOPHE
2009 Illinois SOPHE
2007 Texas SOPHE
2006 Indiana SOPHE
2003 Ohio SOPHE

This award recognizes creative, effective and replicable methods implemented by SOPHE chapters to deliver one or more core member services.

Clarence E. Pearson Program Excellence Award

This award recognizes outstanding health education programs (not agencies) in existence for at least three years.

2020 sHaPe Camp: Summer Health Activities Professions Exploration
2018 Pilot Light Chefs, Institute for Food Education
2017 ¡Sí, yo puedo controlar Mí diabetes! ®, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
2016 Peer Health Exchange
2015 Salud Familiar, San José State University & McKinley Elementary School
2014 Lycoming County Fitness Challenge
2013 Liberty House Program, YMCA North Central PA
2011 The Best Me Program of the Educational Theatre Programs of Kaiser Permanente, Health MPowers
2009 Smart Girls program of the Guilford County Department of Public Health, Greensboro, NC, Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
2006 Project Healthy Bones, an evidence based program sponsored by the New Jersey SOPHE chapter
2005 HIV/AIDS Prevention Program of the Philippines, A Collaboration of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of the Philippines
2004 Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research, Northern California Cancer Center, University of California at San Francisco, University of California at Los Angeles
2003 San Francisco HIV Prevention Planning Council
2002 CHILD PROFILE: Child Health Immunization, Linkages and Development Profile
2001 Amplifying Our Voices: Advocacy Training for Public Health Professionals
1997 Programa Control De La Diabetes

This award recognizes outstanding health education programs (not agencies) in existence for at least three years.

M. Elaine Auld Horizon Award

The Horizon award recognizes individuals who have been health educators in any setting (e.g., school, worksite, university, community, health care) for less than five years and are believed to have potential to achieve prominence in the health education profession. This award was renamed the M. Elaine Auld Horizon Award in 2022.

2022 Arden Castle, MPH, CHES®
2021 Nicole Batista, MPH
2020 Katie French, MPH, CPH
2019 Christina Jones, PhD
2018 Hannah Priest Catalano, PhD
2017 Stephanie Yuki McCoy, M.Ed., CHES®
2016 Lauren Boyle Estheimer, PhD, CHES®
2015 Adam Knowlden, PhD, MBA, CHES®
2014 Adam Barry, PhD

The Horizon award recognizes individuals who have been health educators in any setting (e.g., school, worksite, university, community, health care) for less than five years and are believed to have potential to achieve prominence in the health education profession. This award was renamed the M. Elaine Auld Horizon Award in 2022.

Karen Denard Goldman Health Education Mentor Award

This award recognizes individuals who have provided excellence in mentorship to health educators in their preparation, performance, and practice; and have served to successfully bridge the rift between practice and research. This award was renamed the Karen Denard Goldman Health Education Mentor Award in 2022.

2022 Michele Bildner, MPH MCHES®
2021 Gary Harper, PhD, MPH
2020 Jagdish Khubchandani, MD, PhD, MPH
2019 Jody Early, PhD, MCHES
2018 Karl L. Larson, PhD, MCHES
2017 Michael L. Stellefson, PhD
2016 Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES
2015 David K. Lohrmann, PhD, MCHES
2014 Adenike Bitto, MD, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
2013 Taryn Oestreich, MPH, MCHES
2012 Meredith Minkler, DrPH, MPH; Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH
2011 Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPH
2009 Kate Lorig, DrPH, MSN, MPH; Michael J. Perlin, EDD, MPH, MS; Frank Strona, MPH
2008 Donald E. Morisky, ScD, MSPH
2007 Kelly Bishop, MA, CHES, FASHA
2006 Karen Denard Goldman, PhD, CHES
2005 Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD
2004 Regina A. Galer Unti, PhD, CHES
2003 Mary E. Hawkins, MS, CHES
2002 John P. Allegrante, PhD; Frances Butterfoss, PhD
2001 Kathleen Roe, DrPH, MPH
2000 Katherine M. Crosson, MPH, CHES

This award recognizes individuals who have provided excellence in mentorship to health educators in their preparation, performance, and practice; and have served to successfully bridge the rift between practice and research. This award was renamed the Karen Denard Goldman Health Education Mentor Award in 2022.

Dorothy Nyswander Health Equity Award

This award is given each year to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching. This award was renamed the Dorothy Nyswander Health Equity Award in 2022.

2017 Jagdish Khubchandani, PhD, MPH, MBBS
2016 Dianne Keer, PhD, MCHES
2013 Inuka Midha, PhD, MPH, MCHES
2010 Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, FAAHB
2009 Debra D. Bill, PhD
2008 Diane D. Allensworth, PhD
2005 San Jose State University, Department of Health Science

This award is given each year to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching. This award was renamed the Dorothy Nyswander Health Equity Award in 2022.

The Health Education Technology Innovation Award

This award recognizes individuals or groups who have distinguished themselves by applying innovative, non-commercial technology in health education that can be broadly disseminated and has the potential to make a significant impact in health education practice. This award was renamed the Health Education Technology Innovation Award in 2022.

2021 Conference- Health Education and Health Promotion Student Organization (HEHPSO), Arizona State University, on behalf of Kasondra McCracken, MS, MCHES©
2020 Conference- Agent Leveraging Empathy for eXams, on behalf of Janice Krieger, PhD
2019 – Formerly “The Technology Award”
2018 Conference- Native It’s Your Game (Native IYG), on behalf of Christine Markham, PhD
2017 Conference- Women, Infants and Children (WIC), wichealth.org, on behalf of Robert Bensley, PhD
2016 Conference- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPDFlix
on behalf of Michael Stellefson, PhD
2015 Conference- Let’s Get Healthy, Oregon Health & Science University, on behalf of Lisa Mariott
2014 Conference- TXT4Life, Carlton County on behalf of Ladona Tornabene, PhD, MCHES

This award recognizes individuals or groups who have distinguished themselves by applying innovative, non-commercial technology in health education that can be broadly disseminated and has the potential to make a significant impact in health education practice. This award was renamed the Health Education Technology Innovation Award in 2022.


Fellowships

SOPHE/CDC Injury Prevention Fellowship

2022-2023
Mabintou Darboe, University of New Haven
Dhaani Dhaani, University of New Haven
Samantha Vernon, University of Northern Colorado

2021-2022:
• Melanie (Grace) Albright, PhD(c), The University of Alabama – Birmingham
Behavioral Science Approach to Reduce Motor Vehicle Injuries: Parent-Teen Interactions During Autonomous Driving
• Sarah Spafford, Master of Suicidology, PhD(c), University of Oregon
Mental Wellbeing and Resilience in Suicide Prevention Crisis Line Volunteers University of Oregon

2019-2020:
• Brian Joseph Pugliese, PhD(c), University of Idaho
A Pilot Study to Examine the Efficacy of a Smartphone Application to Collect Behavioral Data
• Sarah Febres-Cordero, BSN, PhD(c), Emory University
Staying Alive in Little Five

2018-2019:
• Marissa Helene Swanson, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Improving Child Restraint Installation in Rural America through Interactive Virtual Presence
• Vivian Hood Lyons, University of Washington
Unintentional Injury and Long-Term Opioid Use

2017-2018:
• Brandon Horvath, MPH(c), BS, Thomas Jefferson University
POPPED! Health Education Curriculum: Prescription Overdose Prevention through Pre-Professional Education and Discussion
• Steven Medeiros, Jr., MD(c), BS, Thomas Jefferson University
Health Disparity Analysis of Geriatric Fall Injuries in a Multi-Level Trauma System

2016-2017
• Kathleen Jarrell, MD(c), MPH, Thomas Jefferson University
Racial, Ethnic and Gender Disparities in Emergency Dept. Management of Concussions in Youth Athletes

2015-2016
SOPHE Annual Meeting moved from fall to spring; no awards made.

2014-2015
• Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD(c), MPH, Johns Hopkins University
Alcohol and Pedestrian Injury: Inquiry into Built and Social Environmental Factors
• Douglas Roehler, PhD(c), MPH, University of Michigan
Addressing the Effect of Peer Passengers by Comparing Teen and Adult Driver Crash Scenarios in a Nationally Representative Sample of Serious Crashes

2013-2014
• Amanda Garcia-Williams, PhD(c), Emory University
Suicide Behavior in College Students and Peers’ Response
• Shabbar Ranapurwala, PhD(c), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Scuba Diving Intervention Study: A Randomized Control Trial

2011-2012
• Zachary Kerr, PhD(c), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Curbing Heat Injury in Adolescent High School Athletes: Implementation and Effectiveness of Pre-Season Heat Acclimatization Strategies in U.S. High School Football Programs
• Elaine Murphy, PhD(c), Old Dominion University
Examining the Role of Attachment Theory in Predicting Risky Driving
• Jiabin Shen, University of Alabama – Birmingham
Understanding Pediatric Dog-Bite Injuries in Rural China

2010-2011
• Ashley Brooks, PhD(c), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Trajectories of Adolescent Dating Abuse Perpetration and Victimization: the Impact of Pubertal Timing and the Role of Peer Context
• Oluwatoni Aluko, MPH(c), University of Maryland
Assessing Medical Student’s Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs about Screening for IPV in Clinical Settings Using PREMIS

2009-2010
• Catherine J. Vladutiu, PhD(c), MPH, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Motor vehicle crashes and adverse pregnancy outcomes in North Carolina
• Dorain Lamis, PhD(c), MA, University of South Carolina
Alcohol use and suicidal behavior among college students: Belongingness and Burdensomeness as Potential Mediators

2008-2009
• Hilary Harding, BA, University of Georgia
Exploring the differences between male and female intimate partner violence
• Jingyi Li, MD, MS, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Evaluating law enforcement strategies for reducing motorist speeding violations and crash risk
• Jennifer Piver-Renna, BS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Examining the adoption and implementation of brief alcohol interventions in Level I Trauma Centers

2007-2008
• Michael Stellefson, MS, Texas A & M University
Preventing falls in the home through the development of the Self-Administered Fall Evaluation (SAFE) tutorial
• Heidi Ehrenreich, MPH, University of Georgia
Process evaluation of “Studio 2B,” a Girl Scouts USA initiative aiming to build courage, confidence, abilities and a voice among girls ages 11-17
• Shagun Sabarwal, MA, Harvard University
Examining and identifying patterns of intimate partner violence among women in Nepal

2006-2007
• Itsumi Kakefuda, MS; Colorado State University
Examine factors associated with bicycle helmet behaviors and attitudes among college students
• Benyamin Margolis, MPH, CHES; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Examine the effects of childhood neglect on adolescents’ perpetration of violence, considering the mediating effects of social bonds
• Kristie Hebert Martinez, MS; Old Dominion University
Utilizing time perspective to predict risky driving behaviors among college students
• Elizabeth Ann Reed, MPH, CHES; Harvard University School of Public Health
Examining the relationship between intimate partner violence and other non-intimate forms of violence and perceived context of involvement in street violence among Black men attending urban health care centers
• Despina Stavrinos, M.A., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Examine the underlying mechanisms for pedestrian injury risk for children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder using virtual reality
• Erin Winterrowd, B.A., Colorado State University
Exploring the relationship between friendship, social isolation and suicidality among Mexican-American adolescents

2005-2006
• Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Exploration of moderators and mediators of neighborhood effects on trajectories of violence during adolescence
• Ying Li, MS, MEd, University of Florida
Study of college students’ cell-phone use while driving
• Michelle Price, MEd, University of Texas
Evaluation of the Texas Driver Responsibility Program and its impact on rates of alcohol-related crash deaths
• Tracy Witte, BS, Florida State University
Development of a standardized approach for suicide hotline phone counselors to use when assessing suicide lethality
Honorable Mentions:
• Nagesh Borse, MS, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Debra Patterson, MSW, CSW, Michigan State University

2004-2005
• Richard Boles, M.S., University of Kansas
Supervising Children During Parental Distractions
• Jhumka Gupta, M.S., Harvard School of Public Health
College Dating Violence Among South Asian College Students in Greater Boston
• Kari Stephens, M.S., University of Washington
The Efficacy of Sexual Assault Prevention with College Men: The Roles of Sexually Aggressive Histories and Culture
Honorable Mentions:
• Gwendolyn Bergen, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Elizabeth A. Circo, Howard University School of Social Work

2003-2004
• Carmela G. Lomonaco, MA, University of Southern California
Evaluation of the effect of the Connecting the Dots to Prevent Youth Violence: A Training and Outreach Guide for Health Professionals— a curriculum on provider knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to violent injury prevention counseling for pediatric patients and their families.
• Mary L. Moser, MA, University of Maryland in College Park
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Checkpoint Strikeforce program within the state of Maryland by measuring public perceptions and behaviors regarding seatbelt use and drinking and driving
• Lakeesha Renee Smith, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Investigation of the relationship between low-income Black women’s exposure to community violence and their health behaviors as well as how they cope with violence that surrounds them
Honorable Mentions
• Emily A. Greytak, University of Pennsylvania
• Irene Pintado, University of South Florida

2002-2003
• Celinda P. Evitt, MA, PT, GCS, University of South Florida
The Fear of Falling in Older Veterans
• Renee M. Johnson, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Decision-Making about Household Firearm Ownership and Storage
• Pamela Jean Surkan, MS, Harvard School of Public Health
Prevalence of childhood injuries among low income communities in Northeast Brazil
• Maranda C. Ward, BA, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Identifying Risk Factors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence and Other Forms of Violence Among Youth

2001-2002
• Lara Triffiletti, MA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Utilizing the Precaution Adoption Model for understanding parent’s safety practices related to car safety use, poison storage, and smoke alarm use
• Karen Benjamin, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health
Evaluation of whether participants of a car seat check-up event will show a change in their ability to correctly install their child’s safety seat
• Faith A. Yingling, MS&Ed, University of Toledo
Assessment of public health department activities to reduce injuries from non-motorized small-wheel forms of recreation

2000-2001
• Kelli J. England, Virginia Tech
Implementation and evaluation of the KIDS process, an innovative program designed to promote the proper use of child safety seats through behavior-change agent training of sales associates who sell child safety seats
• Ray Marks, Teachers College, Columbia University
Potential determinants for falls among older adults and examining the short-term outcomes of a multidimensional risk intervention program
• Suzette M. Rochat, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Implementation of parenting education classes for Latino-Hispanic women with young children to address basic safety measures and unintentional injury prevention

1999-2000
• Heather A. Jacobsen, St. Louis University
Evaluating the impact of tailoring injury prevention messages for parents to help prevent childhood injuries
• Beth T. Stalvey, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Examining the application of the transtheoretical model to an educational program targeting older drivers
Honorable Mentions
• Kelli J. England, Virginia Tech
• Ana Validzic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This one-year fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train graduate students working on unintentional injury prevention projects from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences.

SOPHE Patient Engagement Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train masters or doctoral students to advance the research and practice of patient-centered health care from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences.

2022-2023
Brenna Kirk, West Virginia University

2020-2021
• Ha Ngan (Milkie) Vu, MA, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Practice-, provider-, and patient-level factors influencing Vietnamese-American parents’ human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake for their adolescent children.

2019-2020:
• Jessica Woodard, Emory University
Attitudes, Intent and Social Norms for exercise and healthy eating among African Americans with End Stage Renal Disease

2018-2019:
• Tyler Glenn James, University of Florida
Communication in the emergency department: Perspectives from Deaf patients who use American Sign Language.

2017-2018:
• Suzanne Grossman, Drexel University
From around the World to Around the Corner: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of How Public Libraries Can Influence the Health of Immigrants

2016-2017:
• Jin Peng, MPH, The Ohio State University
Follow-up Appointment Compliance after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury


2015:
• Samantha Paige, University of Florida
Smoking Cessation Apps for Medically Underserved Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This one-year fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train graduate students working on unintentional injury prevention projects from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences.

Student Awards

Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarships

This award provides support to both undergraduate and graduate level full-time students in their pursuit of educational and professional development in health education. Up to two awards of  $1500 each are given each year, in honor of SOPHE Past President and Distinguished Fellow, Vivian Drenckhahn.

2022 Mabintou Darboe, University of New Haven; Dhaani Dhaani, University of New Haven;
Samantha Vernon, University of Northern Colorado

2021 Taran Haut, Arizona State University; Natalie Astor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Amy Blom, Colorado School of Public Health at CSU

2020 Conference Stephanie Machado, MPH, University of California Berkeley; Tyler James, MS, CHES®, University of Florida

2019 Conference Rebeca Almeida, California Polytechnic

2018 Conference Jacqueline Lantsman, American University

2017 Conference Valen Grandelski, Yale University

2016 Conference Gabrielle Darville, MPH, CHES®, University of Florida; Heather Loran, BS, University of North Florida

2015 Conference Shameka Y. Neely, M.A., University of Cincinnati; Paul A. Santos, BS, CHES® Montclair State University

This award provides support to both undergraduate and graduate level full-time students in their pursuit of educational and professional development in health education. Up to two awards of  $1500 each are given each year, in honor of SOPHE Past President and Distinguished Fellow, Vivian Drenckhahn.

Graduate Student Research Paper

This award recognizes one outstanding graduate student for creative and innovative research as illustrated by completion of a research paper.

2022 Erin-Leigh Gallop, EdD, MS
2021 Conference- Janae Tenesha Alexander, MPH, CHES®, Texas A&M University
2020 Conference- Evi Addoh, BDS, MS, The University of Minnesota
2018 Conference- Alyssa Lederer, PhD, MPH, MCHES®, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
2017 Conference- Samantha Paige, MPH, University of Florida
2016 Conference- Samantha Paige, MPH, University of Florida
2015 Conference- Jessica L. King, MS, CHES, University of Florida

This award recognizes one outstanding graduate student for creative and innovative research as illustrated by completion of a research paper.

R. Brick Lancaster Community Health Internship Award.

2020   2021     Breanna De Leon, MPH, MD, Southern Connecticut State University, “Improving the Sexual Health Education of Young Individuals at a FQHC in New Haven, CT”

2019   2020    Caitlin B. Holden, Texas A & M University, PhD candidate, MS, CHES®, “Exploring Identity Formation and Identity Salience Among Sexuality Educators”

2017   2018    Leigh Ann Ganzar, MPH candidate, University of Texas, “Childhood Obesity in Hays CISD: School Level Changes 2010 – 2017”

*First given in 2018

Thiis award supports a student who during an internship will conduct a health education and health promotion project that addresses a significant public or school health issue identified by a public health department or community agency.