Commencement 2021

The School of Public Health celebrated its 2021 graduates with a virtual ceremony on April 29th, in advance of the University’s Commencement Weekend. Students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and public health community members joined together for a program featuring student-selected speakers, awards, and an address by very special guest, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States.

Watch the full 2021 School of Public Health commencement ceremony:

2021 SPH Commencement Speakers

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Honored Guest

The 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States

Student speakers

Student speakers are selected by the graduating class

Murthy

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA

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Dhruv Gaur, AB Public Health
Kelsey Bala, MPH
Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, PhD Health Services Research

2021 Undergraduate Public Health Awards

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Academic Excellence in Public Health

Recognizes a graduating public health senior who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance in their coursework in the concentration

Excellence in Public Health Honors Thesis

Recognizes at least one graduating public health senior who has demonstrated excellence in the conduct of their honors thesis research

Gibson

Jasmine Gibson

Goel-Nunna

Anuva GoelTanay Nunna

Excellence in Community Service

Recognizes a graduating public health senior who has demonstrated a commitment to building community beyond the School of Public Health walls and Van Wickle gates

Excellence in Service to Brown and/or Brown Public Health

Recognizes a graduating public health senior who has served as a leader within the school and/or University working to promote a stronger and better Brown and/or Brown SPH community

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Marielle (Ellie) Rogoff

Lee

Hannah Lee

 
Public Health Diversity & Inclusion Catalyst

Recognizes a graduating public health senior who has made a notable impact to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity within the Program, School of Public Health, Brown University, or local, city, state, and/or broader communities

 
 
Gibson

Jasmine Gibson

 

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2021 Graduate Student Public Health Awards

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Public Health Impact Award, Master’s

Recognizes up to three exceptional graduating SPH Master's students for impact in Scholarship and/or Professional Contribution

Public Health Impact Award, Doctoral

Recognizes one exceptional graduating SPH Doctoral student for impact in Scholarship and/or Professional Contribution

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Ana Lucia Espinosa DiceYufei LiEnyonam Odoom

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Gabriella Silva

Diversity & Inclusion Catalyst Award, Master's

Recognizes one exceptional graduating SPH Master's student for impact to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity within the Department/Program, School of Public Health, University, local city/state, and/or broader communities

Diversity & Inclusion Catalyst Award, Doctoral

Recognizes one exceptional graduating SPH Doctoral student for impact to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity within the Department/Program, School of Public Health, University, local city/state, and/or broader communities

Benitez

Gregorio Benitez

Choy

Courtney Choy

Community-Engaged Public Health Citizen Award

Recognizes one exceptional graduating master’s OR doctoral student who has demonstrated a commitment to building community across Providence

Commitment to Service Award

Recognizes one exceptional graduating master’s OR doctoral student who has served as a leader within the school working to promote a stronger and better Brown SPH community


MacKinnon

Kelsey MacKinnon


Bergam

Scarlett Bergam

 
Excellence in Teaching Experiences Award

Recognizes one exceptional doctoral student who completed a Teaching Assistantship or Teaching Experience within the last academic year. Nominees need not be graduating students

 
 

DiClemente

Kira DiClemente

 

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2021 Alumni Award

 
Alumni Impact Award

Recognizes one exceptional master’s OR doctoral alumnus making a significant impact on their community and/or in their field

 
 

Alexander-Scott

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

 

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2021 Dean’s Awards