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Ayman El-Mohandes Young Professional Public Health Innovation Award

The APHA Ayman El-Monhandes Young Professional Public Health Innovation Award  recognizes a public health professional, age 40 or younger, who is using an innovative solution to address a complex public health issue.

Established in 2019, the award was endowed by Ayman El-Mohandes, MPH, MD, MSc, MBBCh, a former APHA Executive Board member, who envisioned an annual prize to recognize a young public health professional who is making a significant, innovative contribution to the public health field.

El-Monhandes, an internationally recognized leader in the field of public health, is a pediatrician, epidemiologist, and an academician with a deep commitment to bringing recognition to exceptional young public health professionals. 

Nomination Form

Previous Winners

2023    Yan Wang, PhD, MS
2022    Nathan Grubaugh, PhD, MS
2021    Jingwen Zhang, PhD
2020    Omar Contreras, DrPH, MPH