Student Awards

Incoming health policy doctoral student Lyndon James, and current global and population health doctoral student Allison Portnoy, were honored with awards from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Lyndon James was awarded the 2018 Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of his excellence as an educator. He has served as a teaching fellow for five introductory and intermediate courses in Risk and Decision Science (RDS) over the past two years.

Allison Portnoy was awarded the 2018 Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Award, granted to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology and infectious diseases. The award will support Portnoy’s work exploring health gains and financial protection from human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Ethiopia, in collaboration with Stéphane Verguet, a CHDS core faculty member and Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Population.

In recent years, two students in the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy decision science track were recognized with awards for exceptional teaching. In 2017, Kate Lofgren was awarded the Derek Bok Center Teaching Award, and in 2016 Vidit Munshi was awarded the Harvard Chan School Teaching Assistant award.

Learn more: See photos from the awards ceremony here.
Learn more: Visit the list of awardees for commencement (2018) here.
Learn more: Read GHELI’s news coverage about Lyndon’s award here.

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