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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

Faculty Public Health Practice Awardees

2020 Awards 

Excellence in U.S. Public Health Practice
 

Caitlin RiversCaitlin Rivers, PhD
Partner Organization: The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Dr. Caitlin Rivers has undertaken several critical activities to support the global and US response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Rivers conceived and serves as the technical editor of the Center for Health Security’s daily newsletter that curates and analyzes important COVID-related news, with over 150,000 subscribers. She participated as author or contributor in influential reports that are guiding the US response, including National Coronavirus Response: A Roadmap to Reopening; A National COVID-19 Surveillance System: Achieving Containment; and A National Plan to Enable Comprehensive COVID-19 Case Finding and Contact Tracing in the US. She is the lead author on the report Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors which is being used by the National Governors Association, the state of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to guide reopening plans. Dr. Rivers is co-leading efforts to call for a national infectious disease modeling capability, in recognition of the important role that “outbreak science” plays in informing outbreak preparedness and response.

Excellence in International Public Health Practice
 

Jennifer NuzzoJennifer P. Nuzzo, DrPH
Partner Organization: The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo led the development of the Global Health Security (GHS) Index, which assesses a country’s technical, financial, socioeconomic, and political capabilities to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to epidemic threats with international implications. Developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS) in partnership with the Nuclear Threat Initiative and The Economist Intelligence Unit, the Index aims to inform country-level improvements to vital global health security capabilities needed to prevent loss of life, political and economic instability, and undue restrictions on trade, travel, and human rights. The Index is the culmination of two years of global data validation and analysis by Dr. Nuzzo’s team at CHS, of which she was the principal investigator. Through her vision and leadership, the first GHS Index was released in Fall 2019 and has since been used and referenced by multiple governments, organizations, news outlets, as well as experts seeking to better understand country vulnerabilities for epidemic threats, including COVID-19.

Excellence in Baltimore Public Health Practice
 

Lee BoneLee Bone, MPH
Partner Organization: Baltimore CONNECT

Lee Bone has led and participated in numerous collaborative community-based research and service projects since the start of her career in 1979. Via her work with Baltimore CONNECT, a network of 20 community-based organizations, faith communities, and health care systems, she has built and sustained partnerships with local community members and healthcare organizations to address social determinants and link healthcare with social services. Lee has also been the co-lead for the Mental Health subcommittee with Roberta’s House, a family-centered grief support center in Baltimore City. Through this, she secured local funding for staff and volunteer training in mental first aid and trauma care, which has been influential to mental health efforts both locally and beyond.

2019 Awards

Excellence in U.S. Public Health Practice

Excellence in International Public Health Practice

Excellence in Baltimore Public Health Practice

2018 Awards

Excellence in U.S. Public Health Practice

Excellence in International Public Health Practice

Excellence in Baltimore Public Health Practice

2017 Awards

Excellence in U.S. Public Health Practice

Excellence in International Public Health Practice

Excellence in Baltimore Public Health Practice

 

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