When you receive your degree from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, you join one of the largest public health alumni networks in Indiana. From the CEOs of hospital systems to nationally recognized practitioners to world-renowned researchers, and local heroes, you are a part of the Fairbanks alumni family.
Networked for life
By supporting your fellow alumni, you highlight the critical work and impact our graduates make in the field of public health.
Each fall, our alumni board calls for nominations to recognize two alumni in the categories of Early Careerist or Distinguished Alumni. After all nominations are received, our alumni board reviews the nominations with pride, as it is an opportunity to learn about how our Fairbanks family is contributing in the workplace, and as mentors and volunteers.
Nominations roll over from year to year and remain active for three years.
Congratulations to our 2022 Alumni Award winners!
Elizabeth Walker, BA’96, MHA, JD’99
The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to a seasoned alumnus who has made significant impact throughout their career.
Patricia “Trish” Nguyen Ellis, MBA, MHA’14
The Early Careerist Award is presented to an alumnus who earned their degree within the past 15 years.
The Fairbanks School of Public Health annually seeks nominations for alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers or service to the school and/or IUPUI.
To recognize the diverse talent trained by IU over the years, an alumni of the Fairbanks School of Public Health is defined as a graduate of any program now housed within the school. This includes alumni with degrees awarded for programs previously housed within the IU School of Medicine or the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.
Award recipients will be recognized during the school’s Scholarship and Alumni Award Luncheon each fall and they must be present to receive the award.Submit your Alumni Award nomination
Being a first-generation student ... I was not really exposed to the number of careers out there. ... I had never heard about community health or public health.Luz Machuca, BSPH
Are you searching for a job or going through a career transition?
The Fairbanks School of Public Health is here to help! Our alumni have full access to free career coaching and our CareerLink job board system. We offer a variety of services and resources designed to assist alumni in finding career success in the fields of public health, health administration, and beyond.See our alumni career resources
Network with fellow alumni.
The IU Alumni Association activates IU's powerful global network through live events, webinars, scholarship programs and fun traditions. Our members make it possible for us to:
- Be your voice in issues that affect IU's future
- Connect you to volunteer projects and community outreach activities
- Be your companion as you move forward in your career, put down roots, or explore the world
Every day is different in hospital administration, but one thing remains the same: working with amazing people who are all focused on improving the care we provide to our communities and improving the health of the communities.Dave Hyatt, MHA, President of IU Health Blackford Hospital