The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Department of Health Promotion Sciences goes to Neil E. Hann, a 1982 MPH graduate!
Neil earned his Master of Public Health degree in 1982 from the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. He became a lecturer at the Hudson College of Public Health in 1986 and has continued this service to the present. Mr. Hann is currently an active adjunct faculty member, helping with classes, strategic planning, student mentoring, and chair mentoring.
Mr. Hann’s most prominent contribution to public health is his 34 years of service at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. During this time he led a number of important initiatives that have improved the face of health in this state. As Assistant Deputy Commissioner, he provided oversight for 68 county health departments and major program areas including WIC, MCH, Sooner Start, Child Guidance, Family Support and Prevention, Record Evaluation, and Dental Health. This effort made him responsible for more than 1300 FTEs and a budget of over $240,000,000. [Read More]