The University of Maryland School of Public Health congratulates alumna Rebecca Rehr, MPH ’12, for earning a coveted spot on the de Beaumont Foundation's "40 Under 40 in Public Health" list. This recognition honors exceptional contributions to public health, specifically acknowledging Rehr's unwavering commitment to environmental justice and health equity.
The 40 Under 40 program recognizes leaders dedicated to equity and service across diverse settings and career stages, fostering a united community committed to advancing state and local public health. Since its inception in 2019, the initiative has provided honorees like Rehr with invaluable opportunities for personal and professional growth, creating a network of passionate public health advocates. Participants highlight the program's positive impact on their careers, facilitating collaboration, networking and amplifying the influence of their impactful work in promoting healthier communities.
As the director of climate policy and justice at the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Rehr's role aligns seamlessly with the de Beaumont Foundation's mission. Leading climate policy initiatives, particularly addressing communities historically burdened by environmental injustices, Rehr exemplifies the dedication and excellence of UMD alumni in shaping the future of public health and environmental advocacy. Her contributions, coupled with the recognition as a 2021 Public Health Emerging and Engaging Leaders (PHEEL) Awardee, underscore the outstanding achievements of UMD alumni in these critical fields.
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