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Teaching Excellence

Students recognize outstanding faculty in 2014-2015.

One of the goals of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to “Promote, value, and achieve excellence in teaching and learning.” As part of this goal, the School is delighted to highlight the following faculty members who have achieved the highest ratings from students in their course evaluations.

SUMMER TERM

Pierre Coulombe
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Public Health Biology

Gregory Glass
Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Public Health Biology

Barun Kanjilal
Senior Associate, International Health
Course: Health Economics and Cost Effectiveness

Gary Ketner
Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Public Health Biology

George Korch
Visiting Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Public Health Biology

Tamjul Saxena
Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Human Resources Management for Health

TERM 1

Randy Bryant
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Biochemistry -- An Introductory Course I

Thomas Burke
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy

Maureen Cadorette
Assistant Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Fundamentals of Occupational Health

Brian Caffo
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Methods in Biostatistics I

Richard Chaisson
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

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

Christopher Cox
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Advanced Methods for Design and Analysis of Cohort Studies

Simon Day
Associate, Biostatistics
Course: Biostatistics in Medical Product Regulation

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

Janice Evans
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology

Homayoon Farzadegan
Professor, Epidemiology
Courses: Epidemiology and Natural History of Human Viral Infections; Epidemiology and Public Health Impact of HIV and AIDS

Mary Foulkes
Associate, Biostatistics
Course: Biostatistics in Medical Product Regulation

Mary Fox
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy

Michael Giandrea
Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Statistical Analysis for Policy Making I

Jonathan Golub
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

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

Bruce Leff
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Health Issues for Aging Populations

Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos
Assistant Professor, Mental Health
Course: Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Measurement

Ellen MacKenzie
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: PhD Seminar in Health Policy

John McGready
Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Course: Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I (in-person and online)

Graham Mooney
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Life and Death in Charm City:  Histories of Public Health in Baltimore, 1750 to the Present

Alvaro Munoz
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Advanced Methods for Design and Analysis of Cohort Studies

Keeve Nachman
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy

David Paige
Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Courses: Prenatal and Infant Growth and Development; Nutrition and Growth in Maternal and Child Health

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

Michael Rosenblum
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Probability Theory I

Daniel Scharfstein
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Statistical Theory I 

Elizabeth Selvin
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Welch Center Research Seminar

Katherine Clegg Smith
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Sociological Perspectives on Health

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

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

Peter Winch
Professor, International Health
Course: Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods in Applied Medical Anthropology I

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

TERM 2

Arnold Bakker
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Course: Principles and Methods of Functional Neuroimaging I

Shyam S. Biswal
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Environmental Health: The Molecular Basis

Janice Bowie
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Seminar for MPH Concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences II

Terry Brown
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology

Randy Bryant
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Biochemistry -- An Introductory Course II

Thomas Burke
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Risk Policy, Management and Communication

Valeria Culotta
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Environmental Health: The Molecular Basis

Karen Davis
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Innovations in Health Care for Aging Populations

Janice Evans
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology

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

Mary Fox
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Risk Policy, Management and Communication

Constantine Frangakis
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Statistical Theory II

Michael Giandrea
Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Statistical Analysis for Policy Making II

Andre Hackman
Research Associate, Biostatistics
Course: Introduction to Data Management

Adnan Hyder
Professor, International Health
Course: Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective (in-person and online)

Caitlin Kennedy
Assistant Professor, International Health
Course: Seminar for MPH Concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences II

Sabra Klein
Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Survival Skills for Academia in the Lab Sciences

Robert Lawrence
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Courses: Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment; Human Rights and Health Seminar

Philip Leaf
Professor, Mental Health
Course: Seminar on Methods in Public Mental Health Research

Martin Lindquist
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Principles and Methods of Functional Neuroimaging I

Ellen MacKenzie
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: PhD Seminar in Health Policy II

Arik Marcell
Associate Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond

Joseph Margolick
Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Immunology, Infection and Disease

John McGready
Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Course: Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II (in-person and online)

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

Keeve Nachman
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

Andrew Pekosz
Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Survival Skills for Academia in the Lab Sciences

Sarah Poynton
Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Biomedical Writing I

Daniel Scharfstein
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Advanced Statistical Theory II

Alan Scott
Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Immunology, Infection and Disease

Maria Segui-Gomez
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective

Elizabeth Selvin
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Welch Center Research Seminar

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

Cristian Tomasetti
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Probability Theory II

Nhan Tran
Assistant Scientist, International Health
Course: Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective

Bruce Trock
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Fundamentals of Clinical Oncology for Public Health Practitioners

Polly Walker
Research Associate, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

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

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

William Wright
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Courses: Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology; Molecular Biology of Pandemic Influenza

Barry Zirkin
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology

TERM 3

George Alleyne
Visiting Professor, International Health
Course: Case Studies in Management Decision-Making

Sara Bennett
Associate Professor, International Health
Course: Health Policy Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 

Sara Bleich
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Introduction to Global Obesity in Public Health

Lee Bone
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Health and Homelessness

Carey Borkoski
Assistant Lecturer, Health Policy and Management
Course: Policy Analysis in Practice 

Anne Burke
Associate Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Clinical Aspects of Reproductive Health 

Richard Chaisson
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

Lawrence Cheskin
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Clinical Health Behavior Change Experience in Weight Management 

Parul Christian
Professor, International Health
Course: Nutrition and Life Stages 

Frank Curriero
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Spatial Analysis and GIS I 

Michele Decker
Associate Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Gender-Based Violence Research, Practice and Policy: Issues and Current Controversies

Homayoon Farzadegan
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiology and Natural History of Human Viral Infections 

Carolyn Fowler
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Evaluation-Informed Program Development and Implementation 

Mary Fox
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy

Constantine Frangakis
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Causal Inference in Medicine and Public Health I

Michael Giandrea
Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Statistical Analysis for Policy Making III

Jonathan Golub
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

Ann-Michele Gundlach
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Foundations of Organizational Leadership 

David Helms
Senior Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: State Healthcare Policy

David Holtgrave
Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Translating Research into Public Health Programs I 

Jessica Jones-Smith
Assistant Professor, International Health
Course: Introduction to Global Obesity in Public Health

Juleen Lam
Assistant Scientist, Health Policy and Management
Course: Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy

Peter Lees
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Industrial Hygiene Laboratory

David Levin
Professor, Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation
Course: Principles of Grant Writing I

Francesca Litow
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Clinical Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 

Paul Locke
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Environmental and Occupational Health Law and Policy 

Ellen MacKenzie
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: PhD Seminar in Health Policy III: Policies for Saving Lives Millions at a Time, A Multidisciplinary Dialogue

Aidan McDermott
Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Course: The SAS Statistical Package:  A Survey for Statisticians 

Erin Donnelly Michos
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Assessment of Clinical Cardiovascular Disease

Cynthia Minkovitz
Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Attitudes, Programs, and Policies for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Kristin Mmari
Assistant Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Fundamentals of Program Evaluation 

Laura Morlock
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Patient Safety and Medical Errors

William Mosher
Senior Scientist, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Issues in Survey Research Design 

Roni Neff
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Baltimore Food Systems: A Case Study of Urban Food Environments 

Jeanine M. Parisi
Associate Scientist, Mental Health
Course: MHS Thesis in Mental Health: From Proposal to Publication II 

Henry Perry
Senior Scientist, International Health
Course: Advances in Community-Oriented Primary Health Care

David Peters
Professor, International Health
Course: Case Studies in Management Decision-Making

Peter Pronovost
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Patient Safety and Medical Errors

Naresh Punjabi
Professor, Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation
Course: Principles of Grant Writing I

Anne Riley
Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Teaching at the University Level

Courtland Robinson
Associate Professor, International Health
Course: Migration and Health: Concepts, Rates, and Relationships

Daniela Rodriguez
Assistant Scientist, International Health
Course: Health Policy Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 

Andrea Ruff
Associate Professor, International Health
Course: Infectious Diseases and Child Survival

Ana Maria Rule
Research Associate, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Industrial Hygiene Laboratory

Daniel Salmon
Associate Professor, International Health
Course: Vaccine Policy Issues 

Edyth Schoenrich
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Current Issues in Public Health

Elizabeth Selvin
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Welch Center Research Seminar

Timothy Shields
Assistant Scientist, Epidemiology
Course: Spatial Analysis and GIS I

Larissa Shimoda
Associate Professor, Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation
Course: Principles of Grant Writing I

Vicki Hong Smith
Lecturer, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Course: English for Academic Purposes I 

Douglas Storey
Assistant Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Health Communication Programs I: Planning and Strategic Design

Donna Strobino
Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Clinical Aspects of Maternal and Newborn Health

Elizabeth Stuart
Professor, Mental Health
Courses: Causal Inference in Medicine and Public Health I; Seminar on Statistical Methods for Mental Health

Andrea Sutherland
Associate Scientist, International Health
Course: Vaccine Policy Issues 

Kawsar Talaat
Assistant Scientist, International Health
Course: Infectious Diseases and Child Survival

Henry Taylor
Senior Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Advances in Community-Oriented Primary Health Care

Cristian Tomasetti
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Probability Theory III 

Lisa Townsend
Assistant Professor, Mental Health
Course: Social, Psychological, and Developmental Processes in the Etiology of Mental Disorders

Jon Vernick
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Public Health and the Law

Mei-Cheng Wang
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference III: Theory of Modern Statistical Methods 

Daniel Webster
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Understanding and Preventing Violence

Brian Weir
Assistant Scientist, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Translating Research into Public Health Programs I

Albert Wu
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Patient Safety and Medical Errors

Peter Zandi
Associate Professor, Mental Health
Course: Introduction to Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics 

TERM 4

Jacqueline Agnew
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Occupational Health 

Colleen Barry
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Data and Methods for Studying U.S. Health Politics 

Chris Beyrer
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Assessing Epidemiologic Impact of Human Rights Violations 

Patrick  Breysse
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

Lawrence Cheskin
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Critical Analysis of Popular Diets and Dietary Supplements

Elizabeth Colantuoni
Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Course: Multilevel Statistical Models in Public Health 

Greg Conderacci
Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Marketing in Health Care Organizations

Derek Cummings
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Infectious Disease Dynamics: Theoretical and Computational Approaches

Frank Curriero
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Spatial Analysis and GIS II 

Gail Daumit
Associate Professor, Mental Health
Course: The Intersection of Mental and Physical Health

Pierre-Gerlier Forest
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Current Issues in Policy Analysis

Carmelita Frondoza
Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Biological Response to Biomaterials 

Kathleen Gabrielson
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Environmental Toxicological Pathology

Joseph Gallo
Professor, Mental Health
Course: The Intersection of Mental and Physical Health

Danielle German
Assistant Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Doctoral Seminar in Mixed Methods for Public Health Research 

Michael Giandrea
Associate, Health Policy and Management
Course: Statistical Analysis for Policy Making IV

Andrea Gielen
Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Injury Prevention: Behavioral Sciences Theories and Applications

Alden Gross
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiology of Aging 

Andre Hackman
Research Associate, Biostatistics
Course: Introduction to Data Management 

Bradley Herring
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System

David Holtgrave
Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Translating Research into Public Health Programs II

David Jernigan
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Media Advocacy and Public Health: Theory and Practice

Jeff Kahn
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Ethical Issues in Public Health 

Peter Lees
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Occupational Health 

Justin Lessler
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Infectious Disease Dynamics: Theoretical and Computational Approaches 

Elizabeth Letourneau
Associate Professor, Mental Health
Course: Childhood Victimization: A Public Health Perspective 

Benjamin Lozare
Senior Associate, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Health Communication Programs

Maria Merritt
Associate Professor, International Health
Course: Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries

Edgar Miller
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Ramin Mojtabai
Professor, Mental Health
Course: Introduction to Mental Health Services

Keeve Nachman
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Case Studies in Food Production and Public Health

Roni Neff
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Food System Sustainability Practicum

Cindy Parker
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Global Sustainability & Health Seminar

Naresh Punjabi
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Principles of Grant Writing II 

George Rebok
Professor, Mental Health
Course: Mental Health in Later Life

Anne Riley
Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Family - Health, Public Health and Policy

Joanne Rosen
Associate Lecturer, Health Policy and Management
Course: Legal and Public Health Issues in the Regulation of Intimacy 

Michael Rosenblum
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Statistical Theory IV 

Gary Rosner
Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Bayesian Methods II 

Debra Roter
Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Interpersonal Influence in Medical Care

Helaine Rutkow
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Public Health Agencies: Law, Policy and Practice 

Robert  Scharpf
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Bayesian Methods II 

Roberta Scherer
Senior Scientist, Epidemiology
Course: Clinical Trials Management

Edyth Schoenrich
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Course: Current Issues in Public Health

Jennifer Schrack
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Epidemiology of Aging 

Richey Sharrett
Professor, Epidemiology
Course: Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Clive Shiff
Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Malariology

Larissa Shimoda
Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Course: Principles of Grant Writing II 

Frances A. Stillman
Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Global Tobacco Control 

David Sullivan
Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Course: Malariology

Cristian Tomasetti
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Course: Probability Theory IV 

Antonio Trujillo
Associate Professor, International Health
Course: Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs

Peter Van Dyck
Senior Associate, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: Seminar in Child Health

Brian Weir
Assistant Scientist, Health, Behavior and Society
Course: Translating Research into Public Health Programs II

D'Ann Williams
Assistant Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences
Course: Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

Terri Williams
Assistant Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Course: The Social Context of Adolescent Health and Development 

Andrea Wirtz
Assistant Scientist, Epidemiology
Course: Assessing Epidemiologic Impact of Human Rights Violations