2021 Undergraduate Public Health Awards

2021 Award for Academic Excellence in Public Health

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

Jasmine Gibson

Jasmine Gibson, AB Public Health

“Jasmine’s articulation of concepts is so exceptional, I plan to use her work as exemplars of ideal responses in the future. Her excellence extends beyond the classroom. She was recently selected for the CDC’s Public Health Leaders Fellowship Program, and she is the co-founder of an organization of first-generation underrepresented students at Brown, where she works to provide resources to others under URMS, including efforts to draft an anti-racist and inclusive framework for academic advising.”


2021 Awards for 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.

Anuva Goel

Anuva Goel, AB Public Health (honors)

Variations in Nursing Home Staffing and Depressive Symptoms among Residents According to Proportion of Residents with Cognitive Impairment
“Anuva demonstrated skills to investigate independently in this unprecedented year. She learned and merged multiple national-level datasets with over 11,500 nursing home observations and conducted analysis to determine association between staff and care of vulnerable nursing home residents. . . Anuva is contributing to a very important topic in the gerontological and health services research literature.”

Tanay Nunna

Tanay Nunna, AB Public Health (honors)

Risk Factors for Renter Housing Instability: A Qualitative Analysis of Renters and Rental Property Owners in RI
“Tanay took on a very ambitious project, worked diligently to achieve his goals, and produced a very impressive product, that will be extremely valuable to community partners and policymakers in Rhode Island. Tanay has done exceptional work and his work makes a significant contribution to research on affordable, healthy housing.”


2021 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.

Ellie Rogoff

Marielle (Ellie) Rogoff, AB Public Health (honors)

“As President of the DUG, Ellie was one of the founders of the Brown RI Public Health Association Student Group. As an early student leader, she has served as a student representative on the RIPHA Board of Directors. In both roles, Ellie has led or supported creation of events to benefit Brown public health students, and also students in public health and health-related fields from around the state.”


2021 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.

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee, AB Public Health

“Hannah exemplifies excellence in public health service. In addition to pursuing a rigorous course schedule and maintaining high marks, she has prioritized applying what she has learned in the classroom through volunteerism and community engagement. She continuously sought opportunities to not only hone her public health practice but serve our community.”


2021 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.

Jasmine Gibson

Jasmine Gibson, AB Public Health

“Throughout her time at Brown, Jasmine worked to promote diversity through health equity research, leadership roles, and volunteer service. She established the PLME First-Generation and/or Underrepresented in Medicine Committee, and volunteered as a Connect for Health Advocate at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital, and on the executive leadership board for the Child Health Advocacy Program. Jasmine promoted diversity on an institutional level by serving on Brown’s Diversity Advisory Board and as an Academic Coach.”