Bloomberg School faculty in the news

Prestigious prizes and other recognitions of note

Carlos Castillo-Salgado, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, was honored by the creation of an award recognizing his extraordinary contributions to public health and global epidemiology in Mexico and the countries of the Americas. The eponymous Carlos Castillo-Salgado Award, given by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in conjunction with the Mexican Foundation for Health AC and the Global Public Health Observatory, recognizes the best research papers by young Mexican researchers on the impact of COVID-19 in Mexico.

Paul Ferraro, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Human Behavior and Public Policy, was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to the State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council. Farraro holds joint appointments in the Carey Business School and the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, which is shared by the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Whiting School of Engineering.

Alan Goldberg, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, has been named an Ambassador of Compassion by the American Visionary Art Museum for championing the humane treatment of animals and developing alternatives to animal testing. The honor is in conjunction with the exhibit Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!), which runs through September 2022.

Emily Gurley, an associate scientist in the Department of Epidemiology, taught a course that is featured prominently in Coursera's 2021 Women and Skills Report. It is the second most highly subscribed course among female learners on the platform, and within the top five courses in several of the country-specific spotlight lists. Gurley is also among the top female instructors on the platform. The course examines the pandemic's impact on skills trends among women and how online learning is helping them prepare for the future.

Thomas Hartung, who holds the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair for evidence-based toxicology in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and who directs the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing in the United States and Europe, has been recognized by EUROTOX with its 2021 Merit Award. This award is presented annually at the EUROTOX Congress to a European toxicologist with a long and outstanding career in the discipline. The German-born Hartung noted that he was humbled by the fact that, although he has now worked in the U.S. for almost 13 years, the award recognizes a European career and the work of CAAT-Europe, which is housed at the University of Kostanz in Germany.

Roni Neff, an associate professor in the departments of Environment Health and Engineering and of Health Policy and Management, will be among a team of researchers leading a project to reduce food waste significantly by 2030. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the $15 million, five-year project will establish the first national research network in the U.S. focused on this issue.

Meike Schleiff, an assistant scientist in the Department of International Health, and David Bishai, an adjunct professor in Population, Family and Reproductive Health, received the inaugural Toregeldy Sharmanov International Prize in Healthcare and Nutrition from the T. Sharmanov International Foundation. The prize recognizes scientists for their significant contributions to the realization of the universal right to health. Schleiff and Bishai were honored for their work as editors of the book Achieving Health for All: Primary Health Care in Action.

Roland J. Thorpe Jr., a professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, was recognized as an Expertscape World Expert in Socioeconomic Factors as part of the observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17. His expertise ranked him in Expertscape's top 0.1% of scholars writing about socioeconomic factors over the past 10 years.