Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society: Honoring Public Health Achievement

Member Highlights

School's Founding Dean Explains Vietnam's COVID-19 Success in AJPH Article

Maurizio Trevisan.

Maurizio Trevisan, MD, MS, SPHHP’s founding dean and research professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, recently co-authored an editorial for the American Journal of Public Health on Vietnam’s success dealing with COVID-19. The editorial asserts that Vietnam’s experience “points to the fact that even a low-cost approach based on close monitoring, identification, and isolation can be successful, if implemented quickly and with resolution.” It also outlines the specific steps the country took to cope with the pandemic. Renowned as a cardiovascular disease epidemiologist, Trevisan is currently dean of health sciences at VinUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam. He served as dean of SPHHP in from 2004 to 2007 and is a member of SPHHP’s Delta Omega Honorary Society Gamma Lambda Chapter.

About the Chapter

We established Gamma Lambda on April 9, 2012, inducting 21 students, alumni and faculty in our inaugural year. Since then, we have inducted over 100 members, recognizing each for their protection and advancement of the health of all people.

Our world faces many challenges, and we are at the forefront of the public health response. Our members provide guidance for policies on smoking and vaping, lead research that improves the world’s understanding of cancer causes and effective treatments, and are on the front lines responding to and working on vaccine development for COVID-19.

We champion future public health leaders by recognizing students for their service and scholarship at the School’s annual Perry Poster Day and will continue to recognize students, alumni, faculty and partners as the best among us, creating a healthier world for all.

What is Delta Omega?

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Founded in 1924, Delta Omega is the honorary society for public health with chapters in over 70 Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs providing public health degrees. The Society promotes teaching, scholarship, and service in public health, and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in these areas.

Who Belongs to Delta Omega?

Delta Omega membership reflects dedication to quality in public health, and the protection and advancement of health for all people. Members are elected based on high academic standards and outstanding performance in scholarship, teaching, research and service from four groups:

  • Students who are candidates for a public health degree
  • Faculty members engaged in public health teaching and scholarship
  • Alumni engaged in public health leadership and service
  • Honorary members who have attained meritorious distinction in public health

Gamma Lambda Inductees

2020 Inductees

Name Category
Kristopher Attwood, MA, PhD Alumnus
Daniel Culpepper, MPH Student
Yuxin Ding, PhD Student
Zeinab Farhat, PhD Student
Claire Fusani, BS Student
John Gaeddert, MPH Alumnus
Kennedy George, BS Student
Jennifer Gilbert, DVM, MPH Student
Kelly Gleason, MPH Student
Jim Harris, MPH Student
Emma Jones, BS Student
Jessica Kruger, PhD Faculty
Lina Mu, PhD, MD Faculty
Heather Ochs-Balcom, PhD Alumna
Jennifer Seidman, BS Student
Danielle Smith, PhD Student
Rachael Tylock, MS Student
Albert Vexler, PhD Faculty

Fengwei Yang, MA



Name Category
Katelyn Benson, MPH Student
William Brady, PhD Alumnus
Elisabeth Brisley, MPH Student
Shruti Girish Dighe, MPH, MS Student
Linda Duffy, PhD, MPH Alumna
David Jacobs, PharmD, PhD Student
Kailey Lopian, MPH Student
Raymond Luu, MPH Student
Chang-Xing Ma, PhD Faculty
Ekaterina Noyes, PhD, MPH Faculty
Guogen Shan, PhD Alumnus


Name Category
Rachael Burganowski, MS Student
Robert Coleman, MPH
Joseph Consiglio, PhD Alumnus
Rachel Daws, MSW, MPH Student
Roseann DeVito, MPH
Shiva Dibaj, PhD Alumna
Elizabeth Domachowske, MPH Alumna
Yichen Fan, MA Alumna
Mojgan Golzy, PhD Alumna
Jeffrey Haibach, PhD Alumnus
Rebecca Hammett, MPH Alumna
Neriy Izkhakov, MPH Alumna
Michael LaMonte, PhD, MPH Faculty
Marianthi Markatou, PhD Faculty
Albina Minlikeeva, PhD Alumna
Angela Pieprzak, PharmD, MPH Alumna
Amy Shaver, MPH Alumna
J. Brian Szender, MD, MPH Alumnus
Laura Terreri, DPT, MPH Alumna


Name Category
Michael Amato, MPH Alumnus
Amanda Ayler, MPH Alumna
Melina Bowdin, MPH Student
Corey Briskey, MPH Alumna
Paula Celestino, MPH Alumna
Xiwei Chen, PhD Student
Christina Crabtree, MPH Alumna
Katharine Dobson-Amato, PhD Student
Gabe Hutton, MPH Student
Andrew Hyland, PhD Alumnus
Ju Joh, MPH Student
Christine Kemp, MPH Student
Marc Kiviniemi, PhD Faculty
Carl Li, MD, MPH Faculty
Joel Merriman,  MPH Alumnus
Megan Saddleson, PhD Student
Alexandra Sullivan, MPH Student
Caila Vaughn, PhD Student
Kristina Young, MS Alumna


Name Category
Tinuke Oluyomi Daniel, PhD Graduate
Amanda Hassinger, MD, MPH Graduate
Kristina Kalyan, DPT, MPH Graduate
Kelly Kamm, PhD Alumna
Le Kang, PhD Alumnus
Xiaodan Mai, PhD Graduate
Lyndsey Milcarek, MPH Graduate
Sarah Morrow, MD, MS Alumna
Mara Pusateri, MPH Alumna
Pavani Ram, MD Faculty
Carmen Tekwe, PhD Alumna
Lili Tian, PhD Faculty
Mark Travers, PhD Alumnus
Angela Watson, MPH Graduate
Lai Wei, PhD Alumna
Juliana Wilson, DO, MPH Alumna


Name Category
Renee Brennan, PhD Alumna
Erin Campbell, MD, MPH Graduate
Randy Carter, PhD Faculty
Meredith Eggert, MPH Graduate
Erin Ellis, PhD Graduate
Virginia Filaci, PhD Alumna
Gabrielle Foley, PhD Alumna
Brian King, PhD Alumnus
Tengda Lin, MPH Alumnus
Xiaobin Liu, MA Graduate
Heather Orom, PhD Faculty
Rachel Rizzo, MS, MPH Alumna
Kim Snyder, MPH Alumna
Dongliang Wang, PhD Alumnus
Alexandra Warner, MPH Student
Jingjing Yin, PhD Graduate


Name Category
Sarah Ackroyd, MPH Graduate (2012)
Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH Graduate (2012)
Germaine Buck, PhD Alumna
Xueya Cai, PhD Alumna
Sarah Cercone, MPH Graduate (2012)
Joan Dorn, PhD Alumna
Jo Freudenheim, PhD Alumna
Gary Giovino, PhD Alumnus
Alan Hutson, PhD Faculty
Netsanet Iman, PhD Graduate (2013)
Lynn Kozlowski, PhD Honorary
Yanli Li, PhD Graduate (2013)
Austin Miller, PhD Alumnus
Karen Morris, MPH Graduate (2012)
Kim Rook, MPH Alumna
Holger Schuenemann, MD, PhD Alumnus
Philip Smith, PhD Graduate (2013)
Maurizio Trevisan, MD,MS Honorary
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD Alumna
Deirdre Wheat, MD, MPH Alumna
Amanda Ziegler, MPH Graduate (2013)

Gamma Lambda Presidents

  • 2020 – Interim President Kim Krytus, Gamma Lambda Chapter, '13
  • 2016 – 2019 Deirdre Wheat, Gamma Lambda Chapter, ‘13
  • 2014 – 2016 Michael F. Noe, Eta Chapter, ‘73
  • 2012 – 2014 Lynn Kozlowski, Gamma Lambda Chapter, ’13

Gamma Lambda Founders

  • Gregory G. Homish, Omicron Chapter, ‘13
  • Lynn Kozlowski, Gamma Lambda Chapter, ‘13
  • Michael F. Noe, Eta Chapter, ‘73