University of Washington School of Public Health

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The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna with a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement in any public health discipline or setting. These alumni have made humanitarian contributions and had significant impact, advancing the field through research or practice. They have also demonstrated exceptional resourcefulness, innovation, and/or creativity.

2014 Distinguished Alumnus: Robert Newman, MPH 98

Robert Newman

A pediatrician, Dr. Newman has had a distinguished career in global health, including leading efforts against malaria for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Global Health.


After earning his MPH, Dr. Newman joined Health Alliance International in Mozambique. That work was followed by nine years as an officer in the US Public Health Service, serving as chief of several units as part of the Malaria Branch of the CDC. Dr. Newman recently joined GAVA Alliance, a global leader in providing vaccine access in poor countries, as managing director of policy and performance. Read More




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