Innovative Curriculum Award

Delta Omega established this annual award to promote excellence in public health education, research, and practice.  The award highlights public health course curricula that are innovative and integrate actual public health practice experiences and examples into classroom discussions and exercises.

2023 Innovative Curriculum Winner, Alisa J Velonis, MPH, PhD – University of Illinois, Chicago


Nominations for the 2024 Innovative Curriculum Award due September 4, 2024

View details for submission here.

Year Curriculum Award Winner Title Chapter
2023 Alisa J. Velonis, MPH, PhD Community Engaged Program Evaluation Lambda - UIC
2022 Elizabeth Claydon , PhD, MPH, MS Social and Behavioral Sciences 616: Introduction to Public Health Intervention for Social and Behavioral Scientists [PDF] Gamma Mu - West Virginia University
2022 runner-up Timothy Lash, DSc, MPH EPI598C: Capstone for MPH Students in Epidemiology or Global Epidemiology Phi - Emory University
2022 runner-up Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS The Fire Service Injury Research, Epidemiology, & Evaluation (FIRE) Fellowship Beta Omega - Drexel University
2021 Jeni Hebert-Beirne, PhD, MPH and Delores Castañeda, MPH CHSC 594: Community-based Participatory Research and Community Organizing Lambda - UIC
2021 Runner-up James Butler III, DrPH, MEd Making a Difference: Applying Community Health Gamma Zeta - Maryland College Park
2020 Tyler Derreth, PhD and Maggie Wear, PhD Implementing Community-Based Practice Through Civic Engagement Projects [PDF] Alpha - JHU
2020 - Honorable Mention Jessica Kruger, PhD PUB 450 Incarceration and Public Health Gamma Lambda, University at Buffalo
2020 - Honorable Mention Laura Linnan, ScD Gillings MPH Core Theta - UNC
2019 Lorraine Dean, ScD Power, Privilege, and Public Health [PDF] Alpha - JHU
2019 - Runner-up Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH Topics in Public Health [PDF] Delta Nu - Texas - Galveston
2019 – Honorable Mention Itza Mendoza-Sanchez, PhD Public Health Education Integrated to the Core [PDF] Alpha Tau - Texas A&M
2019 – Honorable Mention Alyssa Lederer, PhD, MPH SPHL 6080: Design Strategies for Public Health Programs Eta - Tulane
2018 Gilbert Gee, PhD We Gon’ Be Alright: Addressing Racism and Anti-Black Violence as a Public Health Crisis [PDF] Iota - UCLA
2018 Runner-up Rutgers School of Public Health PHocus Summer Experience for High School Students (Public Health: Outbreaks, Communities, and Urban Studies) Alpha Eta –Rutgers School of Public Health
2018 Runner-up Patricia Elliott, DrPH MC820, Managing Public Health Programs and Projects Alpha Beta – Boston University
2017 Michael Stoots, EdD, MPH Project EARTH: An Innovation in Education and an Education in Innovation [PDF] [Video] Alpha Pi – East Tennessee State University
2017 Runner-up Denise Nelson-Hurwitz, PhD PH 480: Application of Public Health Principles in Research and Practice Gamma Chapter – University of Hawaii
2017 Runner-up Michael Fagen, PhD, MPH Foundations in Public Health Beta Eta Chapter – Northwestern University
2017 Runner-up Christina Welter, DrPH, MPH Engaged Scholarship: Methods for Identifying and Researching Complex Change Lambda Chapter - University of Illinois at
2017 Runner-up Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD Law in Public Health Practice: An Interdisciplinary, Practice-Based Approach to Public Health Education Omicron Chapter- University of Pittsburgh
2016 Dr. Penny Liberato and Dr. David Moskowitz Behavioral Sciences & Health Promotion Capstone [PPT] Delta Alpha- New York Medical College
2016 - Runner Up Bob Lawrence, Keeve Nachman, Roni Neff, Pamela Berg Certificate in Food Systems, the Environment and Public Health [PPT] Alpha Chapter – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2015 Dr. Cristina Redko Global Health (CMH 2000) [PDF] [Video] Gamma Alpha – Wright State University
2014 Dr. Cynthia Gonzalez MPH Program in Urban Health, MPH 524: Community Organization in Urban Settings [PPT] Gamma Phi – Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
2013 Julie Preskitt MCH Fundamentals II: Application of Essential MCH Skills [PDF] Upsilon – University of Alabama School of Public Health
2012 Rima Afifi, Aline Germani Culminating Experience Seminar [PDF] Gamma Delta- American University of Beirut
2011 Blaine Parrish, Amita Vyas Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship in Public Health [PPT] [PDF] Omega - George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
2010 Amy Brock Martin Perspectives in Rural Health [PPT] Mu - University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
2009 Lynda Bergsma Applied Aspects of Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation [PDF] Alpha Nu - University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
2008 Muriel Harris Critical Thinking and Program Evaluation [PDF] Beta Pi - University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences
2007 Anita Farel MCH 712: Program Assessment in Maternal and Child Health [PDF] Theta - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
2007 Angela J. DeJulius, Julie Aultman, Lucinda Deason, Neil Casey, and Amy Lee Public Health Practice and Issues [PDF] Alpha Chi - Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
2006 Mary A. Frazier, Theresa L. Roberts, Debra Henderson, and Carolyn Black Interdisciplinary Applied Community Health Promotion Studies [PDF] Beta Zeta - Indiana University Department of Public Health
2005 Mary Ann Littleton, James Florence, and Mike Dunn The "Triology:" An Innovative Course Sequence for Training Community Health Professionals [PDF] Alpha Pi - East Tennessee State University
2004 Shelley Hearne, and Susan DeFrancisco Issues in Health Advocacy [PDF] Alpha - Johns Hopkins University
2003 H. Patricia Hynes, Russ Lopez, and Rob Schadt EH 807: Urban Environmental Health [PDF] Alpha Beta - Boston University
2002 Donna J. Petersen SPH 600-601: Integrated MPH Core Curriculum [PDF] Upsilon - University of Alabama at Birmingham
2001 Margaret A. Potter, John Zanardelli, and Gerald Colvin Capstone Course: Roundtable Case Series [PDF] Omicron - University of Pittsburgh