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Distinguished Alumni

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award is the highest award that the school bestows on its alumni. The award, which is presented at Commencement, has two general criteria:

  • Significant contributions in the field of public health
  • Achievements/qualities that can provide inspiration to the graduating class

The Award Committee is composed of the dean, associate deans, division heads, and a representative from the Public Health Alumni Association.

  • View distinguished alumni list
    2024Terry Bayer MPH '75Public Health Nutrition
    2023Meredith Minkler, DrPH '75, MPH '70Health Education
    2022Lynn Barr, MPH '10Health Policy and Administration
    2021Tomás Aragón DrPH '00Interdisciplinary - DrPH
    2019Jane C. Garcia MPH '80Health Administration and Planning
    2018Cheri Pies DrPH '93, MPH '85Health Education
    2017Martha Ryan RN, MPH '89Maternal & Child Health
    2016Michael Lu MD, MS, MPH '92Maternal & Child Health
    2015Lori Dorfman DrPH '94, MPH '89Interdisciplinary
    2014A. Eugene Washington MD, MSc, MPH '75Health Policy/Administration
    2013Katherine Pollard PhD '03Biostatistics
    2012Sarah Samuels DrPH '82Public Health Nutrition
    2011Anthony "Tony" Iton MD, JD, MPH '97Interdisciplinary
    2010Diane B. Petitti MD, MPH '81Epidemiology
    2009Michael Bird MSW, MPH '83Health Policy/Administration
    2009Carol D'Onofrio DrPH '73, MPH '60Health Education
    2008Carl N. Lester MPH '65Health Policy/Administration
    2007Susan Desmond-Hellmann MD, MPH '88Epidemiology
    2006Harrison Spencer MD, DTM&H, MPH '72Epidemiology
    2005Richard J. Jackson MD, MPH '79Epidemiology
    2004Marion Nestle PhD, MPH '86Public Health Nutrition
    2003Julie Gerberding MD, MPH '90Epidemiology
    2002Lynn R. Goldman MD, MPH, MS '79Health & Medical Science
    2001Donald M. Minkler MD, MPH '68Maternal & Child Health
    2000Sir Michael Marmot PhD '75, MPH '72Epidemiology
    1999Mary Pittman DrPH '87, MCP, MPH '80Health Policy/Administration
    1998Seiko Brodbeck BS '48
    1997Lisa Berkman PhD '77Epidemiology
    1996Barbara Staggers MD, MPH '80Maternal & Child Health
    1995Shoshanna Sofaer DrPH '84, MPH '77Health Policy/Administration
    1994Lawrence W. Green DrPH '68, MPH '66, BS '62Health Education
    1993Alfred W. Childs MD, MPH '64Health Policy/Administration
    1993Bessanderson McNeil MPH '71Health Policy/Administration
    1992Margaret Jordan MPH '72Health Policy/Administration
    1991William C. Reeves PhD, MPH '49Epidemiology
    1990M. Adhyatma MPH '74Health Policy/Administration
    1989Kirk Smith PhD '77, MPH '72Environmental Health Sciences
    1988Selma Dritz MD, MPH '67Maternal & Child Health
    1987Susan Foerster MPH '71, RDPublic Health Nutrition
    1986Thelma Fraziear MPH '73Health Policy/Administration
    1985Malcolm Merrill MD, MPH '46
    1984John C. Green DMD, MPH '61Epidemiology
    1983Francis Curry MD, MPH' 64Health Policy/Administration
    1982Alan Gittelsohn PhD '60, MPH '52, BS '49Biostatistics
    1981Judith Heumann MPH '75Health Policy/Administration
    1980Venkatarum Ramakrishna MD, MPH '55Heath Education
    1979Reuel Stallones MD, MPH '52Epidemiology
    1978Florence Stroud MPH '66Health Policy/Administration

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