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The Community Engagement Award

Every year in the spring, the College awards one of its faculty or academic professionals (AP) for their outstanding contributions in the area of community engaged scholarship and practice. Nominations are submitted by faculty, appointed professionals, staff or students of the College of Public Health. Community engaged scholarship and practice is defined as an activity or project that involves the faculty/AP "in a mutually beneficial partnership with the community." It includes service-based projects or service as a component of research, teaching and dissemination and translational activities such as Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) or Service Learning. Given the often long-term nature of community engaged scholarship and practice, accomplishments that occurred up to and during the three years preceding each award are considered. The awardee is announced each year at the Spring convocation in May.

2019 Recipient

Paloma Beamer, PhD, Associate Professor, Community, Environment & Policy Department

Past Community Engaged Scholarship and Practice Awardees

Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor & Program Director, Epidemiology

Lynn Gerald, PhD, MSPH, Professor & Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair, Department of Health Promotion Sciences

Burris "Duke" Duncan, MD, of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences

Nathan Lothrop, Project Manager, Department of Community, Environment and Policy

Joyce Hospodar, MPA, MBA, Senior Program Coordinator, Division of Community, Environment and Policy

Samantha Sabo, DrPH, MPH, Program Director of Transborder Initiative, Division of Health Promotion Sciences

Rebecca Drummond, MA, Program Director, Family Wellness, Division of Health Promotion Sciences

Nicky Teufel-Shone,PhD, Professor and Section Chair, Family and Child Health Section, Division of Health Promotion Sciences

Maia Ingram, MPH, Program Director, Community Based Evaluation Projects, Division of Health Promotion Sciences

Agnes Attakai, MPA, Director, Health Disparities Outreach and Prevention Education, Division of Community, Environment and Policy

Cecilia Rosales, MD, Director of Phoenix Programs, Associate Professor, Divisoin of Community, Environment and Policy

Robin Harris, PhD, MPH, Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Sylvia Brown, PHD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Other awardees have included Joel S. Meister, Jennie Mullins, Lisa Staten and Alison Hughes.

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