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Distinguished Alumni

The School of Public Health is proud to recognize our outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to his/her field, attained a major leadership role in the field, or who can be considered a role model for other School of Public Health graduates. Honorees are recognized at the University of Maryland Alumni Association Awards Gala. More information about awardees can be found on the Annual Awards Gala website.

  • 2023 Ami Fukunaga '16, MPH.'18, Ph.D. '22 assistant professor at the Department of Public Health, Hiroshima University (personal website)

  • 2016 Maria Fernandez '89, M.A. '92, Ph.D. '95 nationally and internationally known expert in the field of health promotion and cancer control

  • 2013 Robin E. Mockenhaupt Ph.D. '99 Chief of Staff, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2012 Alice Horowitz Ph.D. '92 renowned scientist & public health advocate
  • 2011 Joy L. Bauer '86 Founder, Joy Bauer Nutrition Centers and the nutrition expert on the Today Show
  • 2009 Madieu Williams '03 safety, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2008 Kevin M. Clair '82 president, Health Solution
  • 2007 Patricia D. Mail Ph.D. '96 immediate past president, American Public Health Association
  • 2006 Judith C. Young, M.A. '69, Ph.D. '81 vice president for programs, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • 2005 Christine M. Warnke '72, M.S. '75, Ph.D. '93 senior government affairs advisor, Hogan & Harston LLP
  • 2004 Linda Alexander Ph.D. '88
  • 2003 Jerry Wrenn Ph.D. '70 former dean, College of Health and Human Performance
  • 2002 Ralph Friedgen '70, M.A. '72 head football coach, University of Maryland