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Public Health professor receives Temple Great Teacher Award

Sarah Bass, PhD, MPH was recently honored with Temple’s Great Teacher Award for 2012. The honor is an esteemed award given for continued excellence in teaching.

Dr. Bass is an associate professor and undergraduate program director for CPH’s Department of Public Health, where she designed an innovative curriculum that is a nationally recognized model and one of only 12 public health programs in the country accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health.

“Sarah is a true academic leader and this tribute is a testament to the dedication and passion she has for her students and their education,” said CPH’s Interim Dean Michael Sitler, EdD. “She exemplifies the spirit of inquiry and sharing of knowledge that is at the heart of teaching.”

As the co-director of the department’s Risk Communication Laboratory, she directs research on the communication of health- and risk-related messages. She has worked in academic and governmental settings and as an advocate for people with HIV.