2016 Award Winners

Distinguished Fellow
Stephen Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MA, MCHES; of Drexel University

Honorary Fellow
William L. Roper, MD, MPH; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Karen Denard Goldman Mentor Award
Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES; University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse

Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award
Andrea Gielen, PhD, MPH; Johns Hopkins
Presented by the James F. and Sara T. Fries Foundation

Horizon Award
Lauren Boyle-Estheimer, PhD, MCHES; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Technology Award
Michael Stellefson, PhD; University of Florida

Program Excellence Award
Peer Health Exchange

Presidential Citations
Fern Walter Goodhart, MPH, CHES
Richard Zimmerman, MD, MPH

Chapter Excellence Award
North Carolina SOPHE

Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award
"The Collective Impact Model and its Potential for Health Promotion: Overview and Case Study
of a Healthy Retail Initiative in San Francisco" 

Sarah Mazelis Paper of the Year Award
“Addressing the Health of Formerly Imprisoned Persons in a Distressed Neighborhood Through a
Community Collaborative Board”
Vivian C. Smith, PhD and Alexis Jemal, JD, MSW

PHP Best Paper of the Year Award
“Talking About Race: An Important First Step in Undergraduate Pedagogy Addressing African American
Health Disparities”
Alyssa G. Robillard, PhD, CHES; Lucy Annang, PhD; and Kyrel L. Buchanan, PhD

Graduate Student Research Paper
Samantha Paige, MPH; University of Florida

Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship
Gabrielle Darville, MPH, CHES; University of Florida
Heather Loran, BS; University of North Florida

Marian Pollock Fellowship
Theresa Pringle, MPH; Emory University
Presented by the Foundation for the Advancement for Health Education

Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship
Erin Hutzelman, MEd; University of Toledo
Presented by the Foundation for the Advancement for Health Education

SOPHE's 21st Century Scholarships
Teminijesu Ige, MPH, CHES; University of Cincinnati
Jameisha Brown, MS, CHES; Texas Woman's University
Angela Omondi, N/A; Florida International University
Oladunni Oluwoye, MS; University of Cincinnati
Marian Botchway, MPH; Arnold School of Public Health-University of South Carolina
Emily Stearns, BS, CHES; University of Toledo
AubreyCulp, PhDc; University of Cincinnati
Mariana Arevalo, MSPH; Universtiy of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health
Brionna Powell, BS; Florida International University
Alessandro Ciari, N/A; Montclair State University
Mariah Sloat, N/A; University of Maine Farmington
Kamesha Gabbidon, MPH, CPH; Florida International University