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.
2013 Distinguished Alumnus: Michael Phillips, MPH ’84
Dr. Phillips has spent virtually his entire career in China, working in suicide research and prevention, and integrating clinical psychiatry and public mental health. He is currently director of the Suicide Research and Prevention Center at Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in Shanghai. In January 2013 he became the first mental-health professional to receive the China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, the highest honor China bestows on foreign scientists. Read More