Senior Thesis Awards

Award-Winning Papers from GHP Students

The GHP Senior Thesis Prize is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding thesis written by a student earning a GHP certificate. 

Thesis Award Winners


The 2022 Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize co-recipients are Nathnael Mengistie (School of Public and International Affairs), Brooke Redwine (Molecular Biology), and Maddie Winter (History).


Nathnael Mengistie, Brooke Redwine and Maddie Winter


  • Mengistie’s thesis is entitled “Telehealth and Health Equity: Analyzing the Impact of State Telehealth Policies on the Use of Telehealth Services among Vulnerable Populations during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
  • Redwine’s thesis is entitled “History is in Our Blood: Systemic Sclerosis in the Oklahoma Choctaw.”
  • Winter’s thesis is entitled “The Unprotected Public: The Pertussis Vaccine Controversy from 1982-1986.”

Honorable Mentions

Samantha Bents (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) – “The Impact of Covid-19 Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions on Future Respiratory Syncytial Virus Transmission in South Africa.”

Beata Corcoran (Anthropology) – “Life on Island Earth: A New Generation of Kānaka Maoli Perspectives.”

Sean Edling (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) – “Disparities in Disease: An Epidemiological Analysis of Chile’s Public Health Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

Mansi Totwani (Molecular Biology) – “Breaking the Species Barrier: Investigating the Host Proteins Involved in Human and Murine Hepatitis B Infection.”