History

SOPHE is a growing, dynamic nonprofit professional organization representing the discipline of health education and health promotion.

Founded in 1950, SOPHE provides global leadership to the profession and promotes the health of society through:

  • Advances in health education theory and research
  • Excellence in professional preparation and practice
  • Advocacy for public policies conducive to health
  • Achievement of health equity for all

The SOPHE History Project highlights major events and accomplishments between 2000-2015.

SOPHE History 2000_2009

SOPHE History 1990-1999

SOPHE History 1980-1989

SOPHE History 1970-1979

SOPHE-History-1960-1969

SOPHE History 1950-1959

Past SOPHE Leadership

SOPHE Presidents

2021    Deborah Fortune, PhD, FAAHE

2020    Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®

2019    Jean M. Breny, PhD, MPH

2018    Angela Mickalide, PhD, MCHES®

2017    Adenike Bitto, MD, DrPH, MCHES®

2016    David A. Birch, PhD, MCHES®

2015    Sandra Bulmer, PhD

2014    Kelly Bishop, MA, MCHES®, FASHA

2013    Kelli McCormack Brown, PhD, CHES®

2012    Kelli McCormack Brown, PhD, CHES®**

2011    Robert S. Gold, DrPH, PhD, FASHA

2010    Daniel Perales, DrPH, MPH

2009    Diane Allensworth, PhD

2008    Kathryn Meier, MPH, CHES®

2007    Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES®, CPH

2006    Elizabeth Howze, ScD, CHES®

2005    Stephen Gambescia, PhD, MBA, MA, MCHES®

2004    Collins Airhihenbuwa, PhD

2003    David Ramsey, MPH, CHES®

2002    Sue Lachenmayr, MPH, CHES®

2001    Karen Denard Goldman, PhD, MCHES®*

2000    Fran Butterfoss, PhD

1999    Kathleen Roe, DrPH, MPH

1998    Robert Goodman, PhD, MPH, MA

1997    John P. Allegrante, PhD

1996    Randy Schwartz, MSPH

1995    Ellen M. Capwell, PhD, MCHES®

1994    William C. Livingood, Jr., PhD, CHES®

1993    James N. Burdine, DrPH

1992    Cynthia Jorgensen, DrPH

1991    Jim Perkins, DrPH

1990    Nell H. Gottlieb, PhD

1989    Paul R. Mico, MPH, CHES®*

1988    Clarence E. Pearson, MPH*

1987    Michael P. Eriksen, ScD

1986    Brian S. Flynn, ScD

1985    Noreen M. Clark, PhD*

1984    Ruth F. Richards, MPH*

1983    Lawrence W. Green, DrPH

1982    Edward J. Roccella, PhD, MPH*

1981    Richard A. Windsor, PhD, MPH, MS*

1980    Elizabeth McMahan, EdD

1979    Marcia Pinkett   Heller, MPH

1978    Sigrid Deeds, DrPH, CHES®*

1977    Helen S. Ross, EdD, CHES®*

1976    Joe Fred Sills, PhD*

1975   Helen P. Cleary, DSc, CHES®*

1974   Beverly Ware, DrPH, CHES®*

1973    Donald Campbell, PhD*

1972    Florence B. Fiori, DrPH*

1971    Carol D’Onofrio, DrPH

1970    Scott K. Simonds, DrPH

1969    William Darity, PhD *

1968    Theron Butterworth, PhD*

1967    Betty Bond, PhD*

1966    Ralph Boatman, PhD*

1965    Jerome Grossman, PhD*

1964    H. J. Weddle, MPH *

1963   Thomas Roberson, MPH*

1962    Jeannette J. Simmons, DrSc, MPH*

1961    Mary P. Armstrong, MPH*

1960    Charlotte Leach, MPH*

1959   Norbert Reinstein, MPH*

1958    Beryl J. Roberts, DrPH*

1957    Howard W. Ennes, Jr., MPH*

1956    Ann W. Haynes, MPH*

1955    William Griffth, PhD*

1954    Sol S. Lifson, MPH*

1953    Lucy S. Morgan, PhD*

1952    Levitte B. Mendel, MPH*

1951    Mayhew Derryberry, PhD*

1950    Clair E. Turner, DrPH*


*Deceased
***transition to officer timeline to coincide with change in annual conference


Read> John P. Allegrante, PhD, 1998 SOPHE Presidential Address, “SOPHE: At the Intersection of Education, Policy, and Science and Technology.


Advocacy


Read> Looking Back and Moving Forward: SOPHE’s 70 Years of Contributions to Health Education


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

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

Professional 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.

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 Awards of Excellence

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

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.

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.

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.

Karen Denard Goldman 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.

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.

Dorothy Nyswander Open Society 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.

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.

The Digital Health Technology and Communication Award

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.

Journal Awards

Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding paper of the year published in SOPHE’s journal, Health Education & Behavior.

2021 – Ryan J. Petteway, DrPH, MPH. LATENT//Missing: On Missing Values, Narrative Power, and Data Politics in Discourse of COVID – 1. Health Education & Behavior. Vol 47, Issue 5, 2020

2020 – Carmen H. Logie, PhD, Lisa V. Dias, MA, Jesse Jenkinson, MSc, Peter A. Newman, PhD, Rachel K. MacKenzie, MSc, MPH, Tampose Mothopeng, Veli Madau, BA, Amelia Ranotsi, PhD,
Winnie Nhlengethwa, PhD & Stefan D. Baral, MD, MPH. Exploring the Potential of Participatory Theatre to Reduce Stigma and Promote Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People in Swaziland and Lesotho. Health Education & Behavior, Vol 46, Issue 1, 2019

2019 – Lisa M. Vaughn, PhD, Farrah Jacquez, PhD, and Jenny Zhen – Duan, MA. Perspectives of Community Co – Researchers About Group Dynamics and Equitable Partnership Within a Community–Academic Research Team. Health Education & Behavior, October 2018, Vol. 45(5), 682–689.

2018 – Megan A. Lewis, PhD, Tania M. Fitzgerald, MSW, Britany Zulkiewicz, BS, Susana Peinado, PhD, and Pamela A. Williams, PhD. Identifying Synergies in Multilevel Interventions: The Convergence Strategy. Health Education & Behavior, April 2017, Vol. 44(2), 236 – 244.

2017 – Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH, and Nnamdi Ezeanochie, MPH. From Foucault to Freire Though Facebook: Toward and Integrated Theory of mHealth. Health Education & Behavior, September 2016, Vol 2(3), 206 – 213.

2016 – Laura J. Samuel, PhD, MSN, RN, Yvonne Commodore – Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, and Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP. The Collective Impact Model of its Potential for Health Promotion: Overview and Case Study of a Healthy Retail Imitative in San Francisco. Health Education & Behavior, October 2015, Vol. 42(5), 654 – 668.

2015 – Laura J. Samuel PhD, MSN, RN, Yvonne Commodore – Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, and Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb PhD, RN, ANP. Developing Behavioral Theory with the Systematic Integration of Community Social Capital Concepts. Health Education & Behavior, August 2014, Vol. 41(4) 359 – 375.

2014 – Dmitry Khodyakov, PhD, Susan Stockdale, PhD, Andrea Jones, Joseph Mango, BA, Felica Jones and Elizabeth Lizaola, MPH. On Measuring Community Participation in Research. Health Education & Behavior, June 2013, Vol 40(3), 346 – 354.

2013 – Lucy Popova, PhD. The Extended Parallel Process Model: Illuminating the Gaps in Research. Health Education & Behavior, August 2012, Vol 39(4), 455 – 473.2012 – Shelley D. Golden, MPH, and Jo Anne L. Earp ScD. Social Ecological Approaches to Individuals and their Contexts: Twenty Years of Health Education & Behavior Health Promotion Interventions. Health Education & Behavior, June 2012, volume 39(3), 364 – 372.

2011 – Abdul R. Shaikh, Amiram D. Vinokur, Amy L. Yaroch, Geoffery C. Williams and Ken Resnicow. Direct and Mediated Effects of Two Theoretically Based Interventions to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in the Healthy Body Healthy Spirit Trial. Health Education & Behavior, October 2011, Vol. 38(5), 492 – 501.

2010 – Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH, Sarah M. Hall, RN, MSN, MPH, and Mimi Kiser, MPH, RN. Facilitators, Challenges, and Collaborative Activities in Faith and Health Partnerships to Address Health Disparities. Health Education & Behavior, October 2010, Vol. 37(5), 665 – 679.

2009 – David A. Dzewaltowski, PhD, Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD, Greg Welk, PhD, Jennie Hill, PhD, George Milliken, PhD, Kostas Karteroliotis and Judy A. Johnston. Healthy Youth Places: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Effectiveness of Facilitating Adult and Youth Leaders to Promote Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Middle Schools. Health Education & Behavior, June 2009, Vol. 36(3), 583 – 600.

2008 – Everett M. Rogers, PhD, and Jeffery C. Peterson, PhD. Diffusion of Clean Indoor Air Ordinances in the Southwestern United States. Health Education and Behavior, October 2008; Vol. 35(5), 683 – 697.

2007 – Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD. The Myth of Peer Influence in Adolescent Smoking Initiation. Health Education & Behavior, August 2007, Vol. 34(4), 594 – 607.

2006 – Roger E. Mitchell, PhD, Sarah L. Ash, PhD, and Jacquelyn W. McClelland, PhD. Nutrition Education among Low – Income Older Adults: A Randomized Intervention Trial in Congregate Nutrition Sites. Health Education & Behavior, June 2006, Vol. 33(3), 374 – 392.

2005 – Debra J. Holden, PhD, W. Douglas Evans, PhD, Laurie W. Hinnant, PhD, and Peter Messeri, PhD. Modeling Psychological Empowerment Among Youth Involved in Local Tobacco Control Efforts. Health Education & Behavior, April 2005, Vol. 32(2), 264 – 278.

2004 – Ralph B. McNeal, Jr., PhD, William B. Hansen, PhD, Nancy Grant Harrington, PhD, and Steven M. Giles, PhD. How All Stars Works: An Examination of Program Effects on Mediating Variables. Health Education & Behavior, April 2005, Vol. 31(2), 165 – 178.

2003 – M. Robyn Andersen, PhD, MPH, Michelle Hager, BS, Celina Su, BA, and Nicole Urban, ScD. Analysis of the Cost – Effectiveness of Mammography Promotion by Volunteerism Rural Communities. Health Education & Behavior, December 2002, Col. 29(6), 755 – 770.

2002 – Leslie M. Cortes, MD, Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, Julia Alfred and Neal A. Palafox, MD, MPH. Formative Research to Inform Intervention Development for Diabetes Prevention in the Republic of the Marshall Island. Health Education and Behavior, December 2001, Vol. 28(6), 696 – 715.

This award recognizes the most outstanding paper of the year published in SOPHE’s journal, Health Education & Behavior.

Sarah Mazelis Paper of the Year Award

2021 – Katherine K. Kim, PhD, MPH, MBA, Victoria Ngo, BA, Grant Gilkison, BA, Lisa Hillman, MA, Jennifer Sowerwine, PhD, and Karuk Youth Leaders. Native American Youth Citizen Scientists Uncovering Community Health and Food Security Priorities. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 21(1), January 2020, 80 – 90.

2020 – Sara Heinert, MPH, Marina Del Rios, MD, MSc, Arjun Arya, MSc, Ramin Amirsoltani, MPH, Nasseef Quasim, BS, Lisa Gehm, MD, Natalia Suarez, MA, and Terry Vanden Hoek, MD. The CHAMPIONS NETWork: Training Chicago high school students as health advocates to improve health equity. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 20(1), January 2019, 57 – 66.

2019 – Robin Andrew Evans – Agnew, PhD. Asthma Disparity Photovoice: The Discourses of Black Adolescent and Public Health Policymakers. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 19(2) March 2018.

2018 – Patricia M. Juáez – Carrillo, PhD, MPH. Amy K. Liebman, MPH, MA. Iris Anne C. Reye, MPH. Yurany V. Nico Sánchez, RN. and Matthew C. Keifer, MD, MPH. Applying Learning Theory to Safety and Health Training for Hispanic Immigrant Dairy Workers. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 18(4), July 2017, 505 – 515.

2017 – Ellen C. Schneider, MBA, Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH Mary Altpeter, PhD, MSW, MPA, (Bonita) Lynn Beatttie, PT, MPT, MHA, Mary Ann Scheirer, PhD, and Tiffany E. Shubert, PhD, MPT. State Fall Prevention Coalitions as Systems Change Agents: An Emphasis on Policy. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 12(2), March 2016, 244 – 253.

2016 – Vivian C. Smith, PhD, and Alexis Jemal JD, MSW. Addressing the Health of Formerly Imprisoned Persons in a Distressed Neighborhood Throughout a Community Collaborative Board. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 16(5), September 2015, 733 – 744.

2015 – Cheryl M. Kelly, PhD, MPH. Jessi LaRose, MPH, and Darcell P. Scharff, PhD, MPH. A Method for Building Evaluation Competency Among Community – Based Organizations. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 15(3), May 2014, 431 – 437.

2014 – Francisco Soto Mas, MD, PhD, MPH. Erika Mein, PhD, Brenda Fuentes, MEd, Barry Thatcher, PhD. and Hector Balcazar, PhD. Integrating Health Literacy and ESL: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Hispanic Immigrants. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 14(2), March 2013, 263 – 273.

2013 – Healther Karina Loyo, PhD. Cynthia Batcher, RN, BSN, CCM, PHN, Kristina Wile, MS, Philip Huang, MD, MPH. Diane Orenstein, PhD. and Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH. From Model to Action: Using a System Dynamics Model of Chronic Disease Risks to Align Community Action. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 14(1), January 2013, 53 – 61.

2012 – Britta Schoster, MPH. Mary Altpeter, PhD, MSW, MPA. Andrea Meier, PhD. and Leigh F. Callahan, PhD. Methodological Tips for Overcoming Formative Evaluation Challenges: The Case of the Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 13(2), March 2012, 198 – 203.

2011 – Jessie Daniels, PhD. Martha Crum, MA, Meghan Ramaswamy and Nicholas Fredudenberg, DrPH. Creating REAL MEN: Description of an Intervention to Reduce Drug Use, HIV Risk, and Rearrests Among Young Men Returning to Urban Communities from Jail. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 12(1), January 2011, 44 – 54.

2010 – Blake Poland, PhD, Gene Krupa, PhD. and Douglas McCall, BEd. Settings for Health Promotion: An Analytic Framework to Guide Intervention Design and Implementation. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 10(4), October 2009, 505 – 516.

2009 – Deborah Helitzer, ScD. Arlana Bobo Peterson, MPH. Janice Thompson, PhD. and Shannon Fluder, BA. Development of a Planning and Evaluation Methodology for Assessing the Contribution of Theory to a Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Intervention. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 9(4), October 2008, 404 – 414.

2008 – Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, Kenneth C. Hergenrather, PhD, MSEd, MRC, CRC, Aimee M. Wilkin, MD, MPH. and Christine Jolly. Visions and Voices: Indigent Persons Living with HIV in the Southern United States Use Photovoice to Create Knowledge, Develop Partnerships, and Take Action. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 9(2), April 2008, 159 – 169.

2007 – Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, MA, Dana Lanza, MA, Susana Hennessey – Lavery, MPH. Shelley Facente, MPH. Helen Ann Halpin, PhD. and Meredith Minkler, DrPH. Addressing Food Security Through Public Policy Action in a Community – Based Participatory Research Partnership. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 8(4), October 2007, 342 – 349.

2006 – Nina B. Wallerstein, DrPH. and Bonnie Duran, DrPH. Using Community – Based Participatory Research to Address Health Disparities. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 7(3), July 2006, 312 – 323.

2005 – Katherine K. Edgren, MSW, Edith A. Parker, DrPH, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Toby C. Lewis, MD, MPH. Maria A. Salinas, AS, CHASS, Thomas G. Robins, MD, MPH. and Yolanda R. Hill, MSW. Community Involvement in the Conduct of a Health Education Intervention and Research Project: Community Action Against Asthma. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 6(3), July 2005, 263 – 269.

2004 – Susan R. Levy, PhD. Emily E. Anderson, MPH. L. Michele Issel, MN, Marilyn A. Willis, RN, Barbara L. Dancy, MSN. Kristin M. Jacobson, MPH. Shirley G. Flemming, DrPH. Elizabeth S. Copper, MPH. Nerida M. Berrios, Esther Sciammarella, MS, Mónica Ochoa, MPH. and Jennifer Herbert – Beirne, MPH. Using Multilevel, Multisource Needs Assessment Data for Planning Community Interventions. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 5(1), January 2004, 59 – 68.

2003 – Carolyn K. Lafferty, PhD. and Colleen A. Mahoney, PhD. A Framework for Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 4(1), January 2003, 31 – 44.

2002 – Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD, Chanetta Washington, MPH. Bethany Jackson, PhD. Benita Wethers, MPH, Marci Campbell, PhD, MPH, RD, Gwen Davis, MPH, Dan Garson – Angert, PhD. Reverend Joseph Paige, Sr., EdD, MDiv, Carol Parks – Bani, PhD, Margo Joyner, BA, Thomas Keyserling and Boyd Switzer. The PRAISE! Project; A Church – Based Nutrition Intervention designed for Cultural Appropriateness, Sustainability, and Diffusion. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 3(2), April 2002, 286 – 301.

This award recognizes the most outstanding paper published during the year in SOPHE’s journal Health Promotion Practice.

Pedagogy in Health Promotion Paper of the Year Award

2021 Michael Harvey, DrPH. How Do We Explain the Social, Political, and Economic Determinants of Health? A Call for the Inclusion of Social Theories of Health Inequality Within U.S. Based Public Health Pedagogy. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Vol. 6(4), 2020

2020 Kelly M. Bentley MPH, PhD, Stephanie A. Swan, MEd, MCHES. Service Learning: A Useful Pedagogy to Engage Community Health Education Students in a Resource Management and Grant Writing Course. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Volume 4 Issue 2 June 2018

2019 Kelly M. Bentley MPH, PhD, Stephanie A. Swan, MEd, MCHES. Service Learning: A Useful Pedagogy to Engage Community Health Education Students in a Resource Management and Grant Writing Course. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Vol. 4(2), 2017, 83 87.

2018 Stephen L. Brown, PhD. Teaching Economic Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Vol. 3(3), September 2017, 146 153.

2017 Pamela Pinahs Schultz, PhD, and Barbra Beck, PhD. Descriptive Best Practices: Development and Assessment of Signature Assignments to Increase Student Engagement in Undergraduate Public Health. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Vol. 2(3), September 2016, 206 213.

2016 Alyssa G. Robillard, PhD, CHES, Lucy Annang, PhD, and Kyrel L. Buchanan PhD. Talking about Race: An Important Step in Undergraduate Pedagogy Addressing African American Health Disparities. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Vol. 1(1), March 2015, 18 23.

This award recognizes the most outstanding paper published during the year in SOPHE’s journal Health Promotion Practice.

Fellowships

SOPHE/CDC Injury Prevention Fellowship

2020-2021:
• 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.

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.

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.

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.