CHPPD Student Award Winners

Since 2005, the Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section has presented two Student Awards to the best masters-level and doctoral-level students abstracts submitted to the annual meeting.  The awardees are selected based on scores assigned by “blinded” reviewers. The reviewers do not know the names or university affiliations of the students. An inscribed plaque is presented at an Awards Ceremony during the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.


Past Student Award Winners



Doctoral Submission

Masters Submission


 Elise Papke, University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health

 Manon England, University of Alaska Anchorage


Rachel Westheimer Vojvodic, MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health

Natalie Steele, Portland State University


Stephen Borders, PhD, Texas A & M

Shireen Malekafzali, BS, San Francisco State University