Faculty Honors and Awards Fall 2016

The latest School of Public Health faculty awards and recognition, Fall 2016.

Vincent Mor

Florence Pirce Grant University Professor,
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

morThe American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) named Vincent Mor, PhD, the 2016 recipient of the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award for his contributions to quality in the long term and post-acute care community. “Vince’s passion for research has produced innovative care strategies that are delivering positive outcomes for many of our patients and residents,” said Mary Ousley, AHCA Quality Cabinet Co-Chair and namesake of the award. “His collaborative efforts have transformed technical, scientific data into important real-life quality improvement resources that have proven essential for our profession by giving us the tools to examine state and federal policies in the clinical assessments of long term care residents.”

Dr. Mor is Director of the the Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation, in the School of Public Health which partners with providers and other innovators to test and disseminate interventions to improve post-acute and long-term care.

Professor Mor is also the recipient of the 2016 Robert W. Kleemeier Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to a Gerontological Society of America member in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology.

Susan Miller

Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

millerSusan Miller is the 2016 recipient of The American Public Health Association’s Aging and Public Health Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award honors an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to public service, scholarship, or science in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology. Over the course of her career, Professor Miller has made significant contributions to the field of public health practice through research, teaching and mentoring, practice, and advocacy. Trained in gerontology and epidemiology, she focuses her research on nursing home end-of-life care and long-term care quality and utilization.

Brandon Marshall

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

marshallThe Society for Epidemiologic Research has awarded Brandon Marshall with the 2016 Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiologist Award. This award recognizes early career epidemiologists who have already made substantial contributions to the field and who are poised to become future leaders in epidemiology.

Kali Thomas

Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

kali-thomasKali Thomas has been named the 2016 recipient of the Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award by The Gerontological Society of America. This honor is given annually by the GSA’s Social Research, Policy and Practice Section to a member who has made significant contributions in social research, policy, and practice early in his or her career.