Dan was recently received a national award for teaching undergraduate public health education  The 2018 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education.  The award will be presented at the next national meeting - the Association of Schools & Programs for Public Health 2018 Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit in Washington DC in  March.


Dan Gerber is currently Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health at UMass Amherst. He is also Director of the online MPH in Public Health Practice program and Principal Investigator for a $2.4 million grant from the Western Massachussetts Public Health Training Center. Dan has received multiple Outstanding Teacher awards from the School of Public Health, a Student Choice Award for Best Professor, and Outstanding Faculty awards from UMass Amherst.


Dan continues to enjoy his teaching responsibilities in the School of Public Health.


The usual comment we see in students’ reflection papers is "Thank you for making me do some volunteering, once I started it I very much enjoyed doing it." The challenge for me now is moving the students from a "charity mindfulness" to issues of social justice and why is the world the way it is.


Prior to coming to CIE, Dan was Director of Training for the Peace Corps in Belize, Micronesia and Yemen, Country Director of Save the Children Indonesia, and held various positions in health programs in the US, Bangladesh and the Philippines. He has a Master's in Public Health from Hunter College, New York. [12/17]



Email: gerber@schoolph.umass.edu



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