Faculty Honors Fall 2019

The latest School of Public Health faculty awards and recognition, Fall 2019

Jasjit Singh Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS

Behavioral and Social Sciences

AhluwaliaInteragency Committee on Smoking and Health

Dr. Ahluwalia was invited to serve on the CDC’s Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, to advise the Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and the Director of the CDC on research and educational activities related to the effects of smoking on human health.

Katie Biello Ph.D.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

BielloNIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Early-Stage Investigator Award

The National Institutes of Health Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Awards recognize investigators who have made substantial and outstanding research contributions related to sexual and gender minority health.

Issa Dahabreh, MS, MD

Health Services, Policy and Practice

DahabrehSociety for Research Synthesis Methodology Early Career Award

This annual award from SRSM, a cross disciplinary society that supports and promotes the development and use of innovative and robust methods of research synthesis, recognizes young investigators of outstanding potential, promise, and accomplishment in the field of research synthesis methodology.

Simon Liu, MD, ScD


LiuFulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Health

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award is widely considered one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. As a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, Dr. Liu will work collaboratively with international partners in strengthening a network of global health teaching, research, and practice in global cardiometabolic health. He will be hosted by Peking University in Fall 2019 and will conduct teaching and research activities throughout Southeast Asia.

Brandon Marshall Ph.D.


marshall2019 ASPPH Early Career Public Health Research Award

This annual award recognizes an outstanding early-career investigator, who is a graduate public health faculty member at an ASPPH member school or program of public health, for exemplary scholarly accomplishments that advance the research mission of schools or programs of public health and improve the health of the communities they serve.

Kali Thomas Ph.D.

Health Services, Policy and Practice

pipher-thomasBrown University Early Career Research Achievement Award

One of three annual early career awards presented to Brown faculty who have shown deep scholarship and creative solutions for addressing society’s most pressing challenges through critical research and inquiry.

Gregory Wellenius Sc.D.


wellenius2019 Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award

This award from the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology recognizes mid-career scientists who have excelled in promoting novel areas of research and context, initiated novel studies, or developed novel methodologies for environmental epidemiology, demonstrated capabilities for mentoring and teaching students, and contributed to guidelines, public debates, or dissemination of scientific results in environmental epidemiology.