Institute SGA Sameera Nayak Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

Sameera Nayak, an Institute SGA working with Dr. Beth Molnar, and PhD Candidate in the Population Health PhD program, has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Student Teaching Award from Northeastern University.

Sameera has been an instructor for the undergraduate Community and Public Health course, as well as the graduate MPH Intermediate Epidemiology course. Further, she has been a member of the Health Science’s Social Justice Steering Committee for two years.  She also has spent time mentoring undergraduate students through the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research’s Health Equity Internship program.

Sameera was nominated by faculty scholars Dr. Beth Molnar and Dr. Elizabeth Glowacki, both of whom praise Nayak’s passion and skill as an instructor and mentor. The award recognizes Nayak’s “accumulated accomplishments as a graduate student at Northeastern University.  As stated by [her] recommender, [her] ‘passion and dedication to reducing health inequities among women and children speak to [her] continued growth and promise as a leading researcher, educator, and prevention scientist. [She is] a person of deep compassion, social conscience, and dedication to public health.’”

This fall following her graduation, Sameera will begin as a tenure-track assistant professor of public health at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

 We at the Institute are so proud of her accomplishments and look forward to following along on her journey!

Read more about Sameera and her outstanding achievement here.