HSPH Alumni Association Awards

The Alumni Award of Merit is the highest honor presented to an alumna/us of the Harvard School of Public Health. Awarded since 1992, we have recognized dozens of HSPH's highly accomplished alumni.

In 2011, three additional awards were established by the HSPH Alumni Association, recognizing achievements in various arenas of public health, and at various stages in public health careers. This brings the slate of Alumni Association Awards to:

The 2015 Awards Nomination Process is NOW OPEN! To begin filling out a nomination form, please visit the 2015 Awards Nomination Homepage. Award recipients will be announced in late summer, and recognized at the 2015 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Weekend on September 26-27, 2015 in Boston. 

Please visit the Past Honorees page to view the 2013 Award recipients.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amelia Clouse in the Office for Alumni Affairs, via phone at (617) 432-8429 or by email at

In image: Patricia Hartge, SM '77, SD '83 (center) accepts the Alumni Award of Merit from Dean Julio Frenk (left) and J. Jacques Carter, MD, MPH '83 (right), past President of the HSPH Alumni Association, in September 2012.  Photo:  Kent Dayton.