Alumna of the Year 2014

Congratulations to the SPHIS Alumna of the Year, Dr. Caroline Chan

On Oct. 16, 2014, distinguished alumna, Caroline Chan, was named the a University of Louisville Alumni Fellow. Dr. Chan is the first graduate to receive this honor. We held a school-wide luncheon on Oct. 23 to celebrate Dr. Chan's achievements and to provide an opportunity for her to address our students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

About Dr. Chan

Dr. Caroline Chan received her M.P.H. with a concentration in environmental and occupational health sciences in 2007, and her Ph.D. in environmental health sciences in 2012 from the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS). She received a B.S. in biology from Notre Dame in 1984. In 2008, she obtained her Certification in Public Health credential from the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Dr. Chan is an environmental scientist at the Kentucky Division of Water, Watershed Management Branch. Her projects focus on the analysis of monitoring or regulatory data to gain a better understanding of the status of Kentucky's waters. Dr. Chan served as president of the Delta Omega Honorary Society and has taught two courses for SPHIS. In 2011 she was the instructor for the introduction to environmental and occupational health course was a teaching assistant for the occupational safety and health course in 2010.

Dr. Chan’s UofL honors include Graduate Dean’s Citation, 2012; Dean’s Award, 2007 and 2012; and the Outstanding Student Award, 2012. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Dr. Chan has had articles published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

Dr. Chan grew up in Evansville, Indiana. She currently lives in Louisville with her husband of 30 years, Joe, with whom she has six children.

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