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February 6, 2009

Teaching Excellence

Excellence at the Bloomberg School begins with committed, outstanding teachers. In recognition of their success in the classroom, the School would like to thank and honor faculty who have impressive accomplishments in teaching. In the second term of the 2008–09 academic year, based on students’ course evaluations, 17 faculty members were identified as exceptional teachers in 14 courses.

The criteria for identifying excellent teaching by use of the students’ evaluations are: a rating of excellent, by at least 75 percent of the students in the categories of “Overall Course” and “Overall Instructor.” In the second term, 123 courses were evaluated by students. 

—Stephen Teret, associate dean for faculty and education
—James Yager, senior associate dean for academic affairs and Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor in Preventive Medicine

2nd term / 2008–09

Judy Bass
Assistant Professor, Mental Health
Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries

Chad Boult
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Innovations in Health Care for Aging Populations

Kitty Chan
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Research Design

Lawrence Cheskin
Associate Professor, International Health
Critical Thinking in Nutrition II

Lori Erby
Assistant Scientist, Health, Behavior and Society
Genetic Counseling Program Thesis Proposal Development III

Emily West Gower
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Eye Disease: Epidemiology and Control

Adnan Hyder
Associate Professor, International Health
Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective

Judith Kasper
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Research Design

Benjamin Lozare
Senior Associate, Health, Behavior and Society
Strategic Leadership Principles and Tools for Health System Transformation in Developing Countries

Ellen MacKenzie
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Assessing Health Status and Patient Outcomes

John McGready
Assistant Scientist, Biostatistics
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II (two sections)

Henry Mosley
Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Strategic Leadership Principles and Tools for Health System Transformation in Developing Countries

Daniel Scharfstein
Professor, Biostatistics
Advanced Statistical Theory II

Holly Taylor
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Ethical Issues in Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care

Sheila West
Professor, Epidemiology
Eye Disease: Epidemiology and Control

Peter Winch
Associate Professor, International Health
Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods in Applied Medical Anthropology II

Albert Wu
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Assessing Health Status and Patient Outcomes

Read about the teachers who were rated outstanding by students for 1st term courses (2008-09).