Eta Sigma Gamma is dedicated to the promotion of Health Education by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in the field. From supporting the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health educators programs to disseminating scientific research, the organization continues to be a leader within the field.
This year, two distinguished faculty members from the School of Public Health-Bloomington have been selected by Eta Sigma Gamma to be recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions.
Dr. Mohammad Torabi
Dean, School of Public Health-Bloomington
Dr. Mohammad Torabi is the 2014 recipient of the Presidential Award. The award honors Dr. Torabi’s remarkable record of teaching, service, scholarship and leadership activities that have earmarked his professional career.
A review of Dr. Torabi’s vitae reveals a man of many titles: Dean- School of Public Health-Bloomington; Chairperson – Department of Applied Health Science; Director – Center for Health and Safety Studies; Co-Director - Institute for Drug Abuse Prevention; Co-Director – Rural Center for Study and Promotion of HIV/STD Prevention; and Chancellor’s Professor of Public Health Education. For over twenty years he has served as Editor of Eta Sigma Gamma’s Health Education Monograph Series. He has also been involved in directing the editorial work of six other Professional
Health Education Journals.
He has published over 125 refereed articles, book chapters and monographs as well as delivered hundreds of presentations at State, National and International Conferences; and will soon exceed the two million dollar level in funded research projects. Today he continues to make substantial contributions knowledge through his health promotion and disease prevention research addressing tobacco and other drugs use prevention, cancer, and HIV/AIDS infection.
Dr. David Lohrmann
Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health-Bloomington
Dr. David Lohrmann is the 2013 recipient of the Honor Award. The award is presented to individuals or organizations that have made major contributions to the health education profession through service, education, and/or research.
His 42 year career includes 17 years of public school teaching and administrative experience, including as a district-level health coordinator, and 10 years of service as a national school health evaluator for CDC. Over his career, he has authored or co-authored over 95 scholarly works including professional journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and executive summaries, has delivered more than 250 presentations at local, state, national, and international conferences and has been instrumental in the accrual of over $21 million in grants and contracts. Additionally, over the past 20 years he has provided technical assistance on school health issues to numerous state education and public health departments throughout the United States, including recent service on strategic planning and accreditation committees of the Indiana State Department of Health.