Dean Mohammad R. Torabi, and Chancellor’s Professor of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has received the Distinguished Fellow Award, the highest award bestowed by the prestigious Society for Public Health Education.
The award was presented at a ceremony held as part of the organization’s sixty-sixth annual meeting, which took place April 23 to 25 in Portland, OR.
Dean Torabi’s research focus is in the area of measurement and evaluation of school and public health education programs and factors associated with health behavior. His research extends into health promotion and key factors related to individuals’ decisions in the prevention of drug abuse, cancer and HIV/AIDS infection.
“Mohammad Torabi is a recognized scholar who addresses areas critical to public health, such as the scourges of smoking and obesity,” said Dr. Lauren Robel, IU Bloomington provost and university executive vice president. “It is fitting that he be named a Distinguished Fellow by one of the most prestigious public health academic associations in the world.
“Dean Torabi’s adept leadership at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and its reimagining of public health for the 21st century has contributed greatly to broadening and defining the vision for his entire field.”
“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my peers at the Society for Public Health Education for this recognition,” Dean Torabi said. “To be acknowledged by one’s peers and by an organization that does such tremendous work is truly humbling. It is an honor and privilege for me to receive this award.”