ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award

This annual award is given to graduate public health faculty who are in the early stages of their professional careers and are noted for their excellence in teaching, research, and mentorship.

Criteria for award

Nominations should include a description of the nominee’s outstanding contributions in:

  • Mentoring students at the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and/or post-doctoral levels;
  • Teaching outside one’s university, including continuing education programs, short courses, and programs for the general public;
  • Innovative teaching-related contributions to one’s field, such as textbooks and other teaching materials;
  • Publications and/or presentations on teaching methodology; and
  • Leadership, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, to improve teaching and mentoring within CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.


Nominees must be full-time faculty from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health. View the list of ASPPH-member institutions. The nominated faculty member must:

  • Be currently teaching; and
  • Demonstrate a notable record of success (minimum five years, maximum 10 years in graduate and/or undergraduate public health education) in educating baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and/or post-doctoral students.

Nomination Process

All nominations must contain the following materials:

  • Nominee and nominator contact information;
  • Overview statement of nominee’s early career graduate public health teaching accomplishments (limit 5,000 characters);
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae; and
  • Two additional letters of support.

Award Details

  • $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Free Registration for ASPPH Annual Meeting
  • Recognition at the Awards Ceremony
  • One night accommodations at the host hotel
  • Travel Stipend

Application Dates

The nomination period for the 2020 cycle has closed.