Congratulations, Dr. Jessica Kruger, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, and fellow Gamma Lambda member. Dr. Kruger received an honorable mention for the 2020 Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum. Dr. Kruger, along with her colleague Dr. Sarahmona Przybyla, developed PUB 450 Incarceration and Public Health, a course which examines incarceration in the U.S. from a public health lens. The course focuses on the system of incarceration, social and behavioral factors that contribute to incarceration, health problems that affect prisoners, the role that racial inequality plays in criminal justice, and community re-entry.
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.