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BYU Life Sciences Associate Dean Honored With Public Health Award

Utah Public Health Association recognizes Dr. Brad Neiger

The Utah Public Health Association has honored Dr. Brad Neiger, Life Sciences associate dean, with the distinguished Theodore B. Beatty Award for his contributions to public health in Utah.

At a ceremony earlier this month, Neiger was presented with this award for his career dedicated to health promotion. Neiger has worked at BYU since 1997, and was granted tenure and the rank of professor in 2003. While at BYU, he was the founding director of the Master of Public Health program, chair of the Department of Health Science, and Associate Dean in the College of Life Sciences. He has taught courses in program planning and evaluation, introduction to public health, health communication, chronic and infectious disease, and community health. He has taught and mentored approximately 1,500 students and helped many find employment in public health settings.

In the earlier days of organized health education in Utah, Neiger played a key role in shaping health education and health promotion practice and helped develop key strategies for tobacco prevention and control and statewide risk reduction. Neiger played a prominent role in introducing and promoting health education credentialing in Utah and was one of the first health educators in the state to become CHES certified.

Founded in 1916, Utah Public Health Association, the largest public health organization in Utah, is dedicated to public health advocacy, improving public health practice and providing professional development opportunities for members and the public health community.

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Originally published in BYU News

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