Dr. Emily Ahonen, assistant professor at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, received the Trustees' Teaching Award during the IUPUI Honors Convocation on April 20, 2018. At IUPUI’s annual Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation ceremony, the excellence and accomplishments of outstanding faculty and students are celebrated.
Dr. Ahonen teaches environmental health science, as well as social and behavioral science. She has a focus on work and housing environments as they interact with health and well-being, and is interested in how students envision the multiple environments which act upon health status. Their visions shape their approaches to problems and the solutions they will imagine for those problems. In newer work, Dr. Ahonen has begun to explore student views and what they might mean for environmental and occupational health education.