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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Georgia State: Dr. Monica Swahn Receives Sheth Distinguished Award for International Achievement

Dr. Monica Swahn, Distinguished University Professor and faculty in Georgia State University School of Public Health, was named the recipient of the 2019 Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement for her significant contributions to global research and its impact at Georgia State and internationally. 

Dr. Swahn’s main research areas pertain to health risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults, primarily focusing on the structural drivers of alcohol, violence and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the United States and globally.  She is a Fulbright Scholar for the sub-Saharan HIV program and assigned to the School of Public Health at Makerere University, Uganda to develop and implement an alcohol research center to serve Eastern Africa.

Dr. Swahn is also the program director/instructor for the public health study abroad program on Alcohol and Harm in Uganda.  She was honored at the university’s 2019 International Honorary Reception by Georgia State provost, Ms. Wendy Hensel, former dean of the College of Law.

Learn more about the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement.

Learn more about Dr. Monica Swahn.

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