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Students recognize outstanding faculty in the first and second academic terms.

Excellence at the Bloomberg School begins with committed, inspired educators.

Teaching is at the heart of the School’s mission to prepare students to create innovative solutions that address the most challenging public health problems around the world.

In the classroom, our students interact with faculty who are discovering ways to eliminate malaria, improve the health of mothers and infants, identify environmental factors in autism, stem the obesity epidemic, improve the delivery of health services, prevent injury, improve health communication, reduce the devastating toll of gun violence and more.

Course evaluations allow students to recognize teaching excellence during each of the School’s four terms.

“Our faculty strive to be excellent teachers and mentors and take great pride in this recognition of their hard work,” says James Yager, PhD, senior associate dean for academic affairs. “Students often make very good suggestions and the input helps faculty to identify areas where there could be improvement.”

In the first and second terms of the 2012-13 academic year, students selected the following 27 faculty members as exceptional teachers in 31 courses. The course evaluation response rate was more than 70 percent.

The School would like to thank and honor these faculty.

Term 1

Nan Astone
Associate Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility

Lawrence Cheskin
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Critical Thinking in Nutrition

Ciprian Crainiceanu
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Methods in Biostatistics V

Luigi DeLuca
Senior Associate, International Health
Course: Advanced Nutrient Metabolism

Janet DiPietro
Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Prenatal and Infant Growth and Development

Homayoon Farzadegan
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiology and Public Health Impact of HIV/AIDS

Ann-Michele Gundlach
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Fundamentals of Management for Health Care Organizations

Caroline Jacoby
Associate, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Entertainment Education for Behavior Change and Development

Emory Knowles
Associate, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Principles of Occupational Safety

John McGready
Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Course: Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I

David Peters
Professor, International Health
Course: Applications in Managing Health Organizations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Daniel Scharfstein
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Statistical Theory I

Jon Vernick
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention

Mei-Cheng Wang
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Survival Analysis I

Peter Winch
Professor, International Health
Course: Social and Behavioral Interventions Program Seminar I- Applied Social Science and Global Health

Jennifer Wolff
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Health Issues for Aging Populations

Term 2

Nan Astone
Associate Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Principles of Population Change

Lawrence Cheskin
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Critical Thinking in Nutrition II

Ciprian Crainiceanu
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Methods in Biostatistics VI

Homayoon Farzadegan
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Advanced Topics on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS

John McGready
Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Course: Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II

Robert Lawrence, Professor
David Stein, Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Human Rights and Health Seminar

Tamar Mendelson
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Manuscript Writing for Mental Health Research

Cindy Parker, Assistant Professor
Brian Schwartz, Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Global Sustainability and Health Seminar

Roger Peng
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Statistical Computing

Henry Perry, Senior Associate, International Health
Henry Taylor, Senior Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Case Studies in Primary Health Care

Rajiv Rimal
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice

Michael Rosenblum
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference II: Statistical Inference

Daniel Scharfstein
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Statistical Theory II

Elizabeth Stuart
Associate Professor, Mental Health
Course: Seminar on Statistical Methods for Mental Health

Mei-Cheng Wang
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Survival Analysis II