Peter Brown Selected for Creekmore Award for Internationalization

NHS faculty member, Peter Brown, Ph.D., will receive the Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization, given to an Emory faculty member who advances the University's commitment to internationalization through education, research and other initiatives.

Brown is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the The Hubert Department of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health. Brown has dedicated much of his career to fostering a global health presence at Emory and has demonstrated the value of both global health and internationalization to university administrators, staff, faculty and students.  

Brown was co-chair with Jeffrey Koplan on the Global Health Strategic Theme Committee, which led an 18-month university-wide dialogue on Emory's commitment to global health resulting in the establishment of the Emory Global Health Initiative, which later became the Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI). Since 2006, Brown has been active with EGHI, serving as a member of the Internal Advisory Committee, senior fellow and senior academic adviser.  

In 2007, Brown designed and began directing the Global Health, Culture and Society undergraduate minor program at Emory College. With interest for the minor growing each year, it has become the largest undergraduate minor at Emory. Through that endeavor and as director of the Center for Health, Culture and Society, Brown has cultivated students' interest in medical anthropology.  

"Through his stewardship of and teaching in this program, Peter is making an enormous impact on students' perceptions of their place in the world and the need for international approaches and partnerships to make the world healthier and more secure," says Koplan, vice president for global health at Emory. "At a very young age they already understand how important international perspectives, efforts and partnerships are, not only to the field of global health, but to many other fields as well. And this is the type of thinking and perspective that will help us build a brighter future."  

Brown was recently awarded the American Anthropological Association and Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Anthropology and the Society for Medical Anthropology Graduate Student Mentoring Award. Brown has also authored dozens of professional articles and books and is an active member of a number of professional societies, including the American Association of Public Health and the Global Health Council.

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