David Hammond – Public Health & Health Systems

Dr. David Hammond, a Professor in the School of Public Health & Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences exemplifies the qualities and criteria of the prestigious University of Waterloo Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision. In just 12 years, Professor Hammond has supervised approximately 30 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students and colleagues who supported Dr. Hammond’s nomination for this award, described Dave’s mentorship as a combination of inspiration, support and collegiality. He is praised for his commitment to students and the advancement of their learning, success and careers. They value his ongoing mentorship long after graduation.

Professor Hammond’s research contributions have been recognized by numerous awards and distinctions; he currently holds an Applied Chair in Public Health through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Many of his more-than-250 journal publications include graduate students and trainees as authors. Students whom Dave has supervised go on to make notable contributions in academia and public health leadership, a legacy to his outstanding mentorship.

Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision winners