Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

Delta Omega Honorary Society in PH Graduation Stole

Delta Omega is the honorary society for public health. The purpose of Delta Omega is to recognize academic merit and sincere commitment to public health work. The NYU School of Global Public Health established the Delta Beta chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health in 2015.

The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University within the School of Hygiene and Public Health to promote the graduate study of the field and to recognize outstanding achievement in the new field. Over 80 years later, Delta Omega has expanded to more than 84 chapters throughout the world and has more than 15,000 members from top echelons of graduate schools and programs of public health, as well as the public health community. For more information about Delta Omega, please visit the National Chapter’s website at www.deltaomega.org.

Membership

Membership in the Delta Beta chapter is by election through a competitive process.  Those eligible for induction to Delta Omega include:

  • MPH/PhD students in the top 25% of the graduating class (by invitation),
  • Undergraduate students in the top 25% of the graduating class (by invitation),
  • Alumni of NYU’s graduate public health programs,
  • Full-time, associated, and affiliated faculty, and
  • Honorary members that are nominated by NYU GPH’s students and faculty.

Student eligibility and application process: Not more than 20% of eligible student candidates can be elected to membership in a given calendar year. Those students who are elected shall have demonstrated real or potential qualities of leadership in public health in addition to academic excellence.

At the beginning of the Spring semester, emails will be sent to undergraduate and graduate students in the top 25% of their graduating classes. Students must have applied for graduation in order to be eligible.

Eligible students must submit an application with the following documents:

  • A one-page personal statement that addresses your qualifications for induction into Delta Omega and includes the following elements:
    • Why you would like to become a member of Delta Omega,
    • Your plans for a career in Public Health, and
    • Evidence of leadership while a student at NYU CGPH.
  • A CV or resume.

Faculty eligibility and application process: Members of the faculty shall be selected by a nominating committee of at least three members appointed by the chapter president. This selection committee will give particular attention to outstanding public health performance in scholarship, teaching, research, and the quality of publications through a careful review of the curricula vitarum. The total number of faculty members elected in any one year may not exceed 3% of the full-time faculty (a minimum of 1 is allowed each year).

At the beginning of the Spring semester, an email will be sent to faculty soliciting applications and nominations for Delta Omega.  The faculty application requires the following documents:

  • A cover letter briefly summarizing your accomplishments and commitment to public health, and
  • A CV or NIH biosketch (part A, the personal statement is not required).

Alumni eligibility and application process: Each year, each Chapter may induct alumni members in an amount not to exceed half of that allowed for its student inductions for that year. Regardless of this calculation, each Chapter will have the option to induct at least 5 alumni members annually.

At the beginning of the Spring semester, an email will be sent to alumni soliciting applications and nominations for Delta Omega.  The alumni application requires the following documents:

  • A cover letter briefly summarizing your accomplishments and commitment to public health, and
  • A CV or NIH biosketch (part A, the personal statement is not required).

Honorary member eligibility and nomination process: Honorary members are persons possessing exceptional qualifications and who have attained meritorious distinction in the field of public health. They are elected by a majority vote of those voting in each chapter. The chapter is limited to the greater of one honorary member or 5% of the allowed student member inductions. 

At the beginning of the Spring semester, an email will be sent to faculty and students soliciting nominations for Delta Omega. The nomination should include a letter explain the nominee’s qualification for the award as well as a CV or biosketch.

 


 

Delta Omega Honorary Society, Delta Beta Chapter Inductees

2017

Marguerite Ruzich
Minji Kim
Shirley Wu

 

2018

Joshua Arshonsky
Sai Bosula
Ruchi Desai
Lucía Dueñas-Bianchi
Kendra Ganley
Adam Kirschner 
Yasmine Makkiyah
Udit Modi
Anita Ofosu-Appiah
Jessica Osterman
Joshua Quach
Thamer  Semran

 

2019

Nicole Acero
Sadia Alam
Sophie A. Barker
Anna Chessky
Zoe M. Costomiris
Cui Ying (Wendy) Huang
Tonya Johnson
Charlotte Moore
Pear Poolvaraluk
Emily Paige Rabinowitz
Breanna Van Loenen
Sarah Mariam Younes

2016

Laura Alaud-Din
Yevgeniya Gluzberg
Emily Hamovich
Jenni Hui
Sophia Kim
Daniel O’Halloran
Elisabeth Salner
Erin Salo-Mullen
Jenny Tang

 

2017

Rebecca Carter
Anne Dumadag
Erica Hinz
Taylor McIlquham
Mehreen Qureshi
Elizabeth Robinson
Mabel Segbafeh
Sabah Shaikh
Lena Tran

 

2018

Leah Blumberg
Tanya Braune
Jessa Mae Camacho
Margaux Gleber
Nicole Gracias
Pia Iribarren
Dhara Kadakia
Vivienne La
Avrohom Levy
Alomi Malkan
Emily Nangle
Chisom Obiezu-Umeh
Kennedy Okhawere
Deborah Onakomaiya
Randze Palmaira
Melissa Rothman
Andrea Sharkey
Mark Stratton
Kyoko Thompson
Christian Victoria
Brooke Wiles
Rebecca Wong
Ingrid Zambrano

 

2019

Tahmina Ahmed
Amaal Rabie Alruwaily
Samaria Filosa
Svetlana Fortel
Nicole Freire
Ejiro Gbaje
Gina Gonzales
Suhan Guo
Naomi Heisler
Emily Holzman
Rachelle Jacoby
Kassandra Jones
Gabrielle Khalife
Tae Hee (Tina) Koo
Lauren Krieger
Mandy W. Lin
Martha J. Nassali
Christopher S. Park
Alyssa Ann Penizotto
Joanna G. Philips
Md Rahman
Christopher Sentmier
Jacob Sim
Benjamin R. Spoer
Nicole Tang
Brooke E. Tortorella
Ariana Traub
Kavitha Verghese

2016

Perry Halkitis 
Neal G Herman 
Cheryl Merzel 
Marion Nestle

 

2017

Arthur Caplan
Julia Cartwright
Joyce Moon Howard
Niyati Parekh

 

2018

Melody Goodman
Ryan Ruff

 

2019

Bernadette Boden-Albala
Ralph J. DiClemente
Dustin T. Duncan

2016

Natalie DeGraaf c/o 2013 (MPH)
Andrew Hart c/o 2008 (MPH)
Sana Hashim c/o 2013 (MPH)
Ahmed Kassem c/o 2012 (MPH)
Joseph Palamar c/o 2006 (MPH) & 2010 (PhD)

 

2017

Lea Dooley c/o 1997 (MPH)
Marybec Griffin-Tomas c/o 2012 (MPH)
Marcia Zorrilla c/o 1992 (MPH)

 

2018

Jill Fernandez
Emily Klukas
Kristina Rodriguez

 

2019

Lillian A. Burns
Celina M. Hanson
Hector Pardo Hernandez

2016

Robert Bern
Ellen Gstalder (posthumously) 
Cheryl Healton

 

2017

Margaret Hamburg

 

2018

Sidney Lerner

Ananda Dasanayake
Robyn Gershon
Andrew Goodman
Danielle Ompad