Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor of Public Health has been chosen by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to receive its Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education. The award is given annually and is meant to "encourage and recognize excellence in teaching of public health to undergraduate students." Candidates for the award are judged on several things including exemplary efforts to start and sustain a new program, relationships with practice partners in the community and evaluations by students.
In addition to her duties as an Associate Professor, Dr. Bass also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for Public Health and the Director of the Risk Communication Laboratory (RCL). The RCL is continually conducting research using perceptual mapping methods that involve multidimensional scaling and message vector modeling techniques to design risk communication materials.
The award was presented by John Finnegan, Jr, PhD, the chair of the ASPPH Board of Directors at the 4th annual conference that took place in New Orleans, LA.