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2017 Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health Meeting

Educator of the Year Award

F. Marian Bishop Educator of the Year Award

Recognizes educators who have contributed to the instruction of students or residents in the field of public health and preventive medicine. In reviewing the nominations, APTR membership and accomplishments related to teaching are considered. Accomplishments related to research are also considered.

  • 2017 - Christine Arcari, PhD, MPH

  • 2015 - Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH

  • 2014 - Bart K. Holland, PhD, MPH

  • 2013 - Marian Passannante, PhD

  • 2011 - Miriam Alexander, MD, MPH

  • 2010 - Suzanne B. Cashman, ScD

  • 2008 - David R. Garr, MD

  • 2007 - Thomas M. Becker, MD

  • 2006 - H. Virginia McCoy, PhD

  • 2005 - Matthew Boulton, MD, MPH

  • 2004 - Nancy A. Rigotti, MD

  • 2003 - Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS

  • 2002 - George Rutherford, MD

  • 2001 - Beverly D. Taylor, MD

  • 2000 - Paul R. Marantz, MD, MPH

  • 1999 - Eddy Bresnitz, MD, MS

  • 1998 - Alicia McClary, EEd, MS

  • 1997 - William Greaves, MD, MSPH

  • 1996 - Michael Wilkes, MD, PhD

  • 1995 - Terence Collins, MD, MPH

  • 1994 - Kevin Patrick, MD,MS

  • 1993 - Hugh Fulmer, MD, MPH

  • 1992 - Elizabeth Barrett Connor, MD

  • 1991 - Richard Riegelman, MD, PhD

  • 1990 - F. Marian Bishop, PhD, MSPH

  • 1989 - William Wiese, MD

  • 1987 - David Sheridan, MD, MS

  • 1986 - Arthur Frank, MD, PhD


2015 F. Marian Bishop Educator Awardee

Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Temple University College of Public Health


Dr. Jennifer Ibrahim is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Public Health, and the Associate Director of the National Program Office for Public Health Law Research. Jennifer has been recognized by her peers as an outstanding teacher, as evidenced by the award of all of Temple University’s teaching awards, including the highest honor, the Great Teacher Award. In addition to her achievements in teaching and mentoring graduate students, she has maintained a funded research agenda in the area of health policy, including work on legal infrastructure, the dynamic relationship between public health lawyers and practitioners, and work on tobacco control policymaking. Jennifer earned a B.S. degree from Boston College in 1997, an M.P.H. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy Analysis and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002. Dr. Ibrahim was the lead for the APTR Public Health Learning Modules project and managed the development of all 18 modules.

2014 F. Marian Bishop Educator Awardee

Bart K. Holland, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Director, Educational Evaluation and Research
Director of M.S. Program in Pharmaceutical Biostatistics  

Dr. Holland has taught, mentored, and conducted research for 28 years. Gradually, he mastered techniques of effective teaching, and has come to love this aspect of academic life. He is the course director for the medical school’s Biostatistics and Epidemiology course, and has won the students’ Golden Apple Award, and also two “teaching excellence awards” from the administration. Dr. Holland is a member of the medical school’s Master Educator Guild, which carries with it a responsibility to mentor the teaching of others who are less experienced.

He originated and taught “Design of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials,” in the School of Public  Health, which won the student government association’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and has mentored numerous master’s and doctoral students in the as they perform research of public health significance. Dr. Holland has also been the founding director of the medical school’s clinical clerkship in “Preventive Medicine and Public Health.” All of his teaching and mentoring is founded upon interdisciplinary thinking. And he has written and translated various books for both professional and public audiences, ranging over topics in probability, biostatistics, the history of epidemics, study design, and techniques for distinguishing science from pseudoscience. In short, Dr. Holland truly enjoys considering the world from multiple perspectives, and is happy to get others interested and enthusiastic about multidisciplinary approaches to preventive medicine.

2013 F. Marian Bishop Educator Awardee

#Marian Passannante, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Marian Passannante is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. In addition, she is an Associate Professor in the Quantitative Methods Division: Biostatistics and Epidemiology of the UMDNJ-School of Public Health (SPH) on the Newark Campus.

Dr. Passannante received her PhD in 1983 from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. After completing her doctoral work, she joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Passannante was one of the founding members of the Newark Campus of the UMDNJ-School of Public Health. She currently serves as the Chair of the SPH Newark Campus Curriculum Committee. Dr. Passannante is the epidemiologist on a wide range of CDC and NIH grant-funded projects. Her areas of interest and expertise include the impact of social factors on disease outcomes, questionnaire design/survey research, the epidemiology of tuberculosis and injury epidemiology.

Dr. Passannante teaches courses on biostatistics and epidemiology to medical and public health students and survey research methods to masters and doctoral level students at the SPH. Dr. Passannante has been the recipient of many teaching awards from students and the administration at the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Passannante is also an active member of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association.

2012 F. Marian Bishop Educator Awardee



#Miriam Alexander, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Alexander is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she serves as the director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. In this capacity she taught and mentored well over 100 practicing Preventive Medicine residents. She also serves as the director of the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. In her role with the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, she also serves as an instructor providing training to practicing members of the public health workforce in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Alexander actively teaches and precepts medical students in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is the primary instructor of the Introduction to Public Health course on the undergraduate campus of Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Alexander joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in 1995 and was the Director of the Masters of Public Health Program from 1997-July 2002.She has also served as the medical director for the Caroline Street Clinic for the Uninsured, a Johns Hopkins University Urban Health Institute initiative that provides primary care to the uninsured population of East Baltimore.

In addition to her Johns Hopkins activities, Dr. Alexander serves as the Corporate Medical Director at McCormick and Company, a position she has held since 1993. In that capacity she provides direct patient care and provides physician consultative services to all their occupational health programs.

Dr. Alexander has been actively involved in Preventive Medicine on a national level. She recently completed a 9 year term on the American Board of Preventive Medicine and serves on the Residency Review Committee for Preventive Medicine of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. She has served for many years in leadership roles within the American College of Preventive Medicine and will assume its presidency in February 2011.

Prior to 1995 Dr. Alexander was with EHG/National Health Services and was the Medical Director at Bethlehem Steel from 1991 until 1995. Dr. Alexander is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine and completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins University. She received her medical and bachelors degrees from Cornell University.


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