SPH Awards of Excellence

The SPH Awards recognize exemplary staff, faculty and students for their dedication, service, and many contributions to our School.

2021 SPH Student, Faculty, and Staff Awards


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Master's: Kush Doshi
Master of Health Administration

In three years at the University of Washington, Kush Doshi has become a sought-after speaker and adviser on racism and health equity – all while completing two degree programs and gaining valuable real-world experience in community health.
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PhD: Elizabeth Irungu
Global Health (Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Inquisitive, thoughtful, dedicated, outstanding leader, exceptional and a rising star – these are just some of the many adjectives used to describe Elizabeth Irungu. Beyond her studies at the UW, Elizabeth plays an active role in HIV prevention programming and policy with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization. 
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Anya Nartker, Global Health

Anya Nartker, MPH, is Online Education Manager for the Department of Global Health’s E-learning Program (eDGH) where she oversees professional development online courses aimed at increasing access to high quality education and expertise for health professionals in over 65 low and middle income countries. She also supports DGH faculty in creating graduate and undergraduate distance learning courses for University of Washington students.


Outstanding Staff 

Biostatistics – Annique Atwater 

DEOHS – Jill Falman 

Epidemiology – Marilee Teylan 

Global Health – Anya Nartker 

Health Services – Anna Frazer 

Office of the Dean – Jalen Smith

Distinguished Faculty Member for Teaching
Christine Khosropour, Epidemiology

Outstanding Faculty Mentor
Amy Willis, Biostatistics

Outstanding Community Service Student
Evalynn Romano, Global Health

Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Sarah Philo, DEOHS

Outstanding Undergraduate Students

Public Health-Global Health - Jakar Delacruz 

Food Systems, Nutrition and Health - Jane Karumba 

Environmental Health - Scyler Li 

Health Informatics & Health Information Management - Lucy Lee

Outstanding Master’s Students

Biostatistics - Wenbo Zhang 

DEOHS - Renee Codsi 

Epidemiology - Sarah Yarborough 

Health Services (COPHP) - Molly Codding 

Global Health - Saida Tukri Mahamud 

Health Management & Informatics – Veronica Vidaurri 

Nutritional Sciences - Lauren Sawyer

Outstanding PhD Students

Biostatistics – Kendrick Qijin Li 

DEOHS - Magali Blanco 

Epidemiology - Claire Watt Rothschild 

Global Health (Pathobiology) - Veronica Davé 

Health Services - Andrew Bossick

List of Recipients

Archive of past recipients