Thompson Prize

The Prize and Its Purpose


The John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators was established to honor John D. Thompson, a professor of health administration education, who set teaching, commitment to learning, collegial relationships, and health services research standards which are without peer.

The Prize recognizes junior and mid-career faculty based on their overall contributions to the field of health administration education, broadly defined. This includes scholarly and practice-oriented research, teaching accomplishments, and other relevant experiences and achievements in areas such as curriculum and program building; student mentoring; and leadership in the health administration education field. Mid-career faculty, e.g. those who are at the Associate Professor level and/or have been in an academic position for an appropriate length of time, allowing for the building of a strong, multi-faceted record, are the desired focus for this award. Junior faculty (e.g. at the Assistant Professor level) may be considered in extraordinary instances. The Prize is awarded to a faculty member from an AUPHA Full Member Program.

Nomination Process
Anyone from an AUPHA full member program may nominate a candidate for the Prize. Nominations must include the nominee’s current curriculum vitae, a single letter from the nominator of not more than five pages outlining the nominee’s contributions to the field of health administration education broadly defined, a short statement (less than 3 pages) from the nominee on their overall accomplishments in the field of health administration education (e.g. research, teaching, and leadership), and two sample publications. Individuals may be re-nominated from year to year if they continue to meet the criteria for the Prize.

Criteria & Selection Process
Nominations are judged by a panel of recognized leaders in the field of health administration education, appointed by the Board of AUPHA. The awardee shall be a faculty member at a Full Member Program of AUPHA. Preference is given to faculty at the Associate Professor level who have built an overall record of accomplishment in the areas noted above. Junior faculty at the Assistant Professor level will be considered in extraordinary circumstances if their overall record is appropriate.

Emphasis is placed on:
  • Nominee’s overall impact on the field of health administration education, broadly defined.
  • Nominee’s record of research excellence in the fields of health administration, health services research, or health policy.
  • Nominee’s record of teaching excellence in the fields of health administration, health services research, or health policy.
  • Nominee’s record of leadership in areas such as curriculum and program building; student mentoring; and professional service—focused on the field of health administration.
Selection of the Prize winner takes place each spring. The Prize is awarded at the AUPHA Annual Meeting.

Nomination Form


Deadline for nominations in April 1, 2020

2020 Thompson Prize Nomination Form

Contact Information


For more information, contact Chris Anne Sanyer, Director of Membership.

Prize Winners

2019      Marian Jarlenski, PhD
              University of Pittsburgh

2018      Hefei Wen, PhD
              University of Kentucky

2017      David K. Jones, PhD
              Boston University

2016      Brad Wright, PhD
              University of Iowa

2015      Larry Herald, PhD
              University of Alabama at Birmingham

2014      Holly Jarman, PhD
             University of Michigan

2013      Diana Bowman, LLB, PhD
              University of Michigan

2012      George Wehby, PhD, MPH
              
University of Iowa

2011      Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
            University of California, Los Angeles

2010      Daniel Eisenberg, PhD
             University of Michigan &

              
Jonathan Ketcham, PhD
             Arizona State University

2008      Michael Davern, PhD
             University of Minnesota &

              Rachel Werner, MD, PhD
             University of Pennsylvania

2007      Kosali Ilayperuma Simon, PhD
              Cornell University

2006      Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
             University of Pennsylvania &

             
Rebecca Wells, PhD
            University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2005      John Cawley, PhD
              Cornell University

2004      David C. Grabowski, PhD
              University of Alabama at Birmingham

2003      Elizabeth Bradley, PhD
              Yale University

2002      Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, PhD
             University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill &

              Dennis Scanlon, PhD

              Pennsylvania State University

2001      William Dow, PhD
              University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2000      Brian Weiner, PhD
             University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1999      Richard A. Hirth, PhD
             University of Michigan

1998      Michael Chernew, PhD
             University of Michigan &

            
Gary J. Young, JD, PhD
             Boston University

1996      Jacqueline S. Zinn, PhD
             Temple University

1995      Peter C. Coyte, PhD
             University of Toronto

1993      David Dranove, PhD
              Northwestern University

1992      Thomas H. Rice, PhD
              University of California–Los Angeles

1991      Michael A. Morrisey, PhD
              University of Alabama at Birmingham

Selection Committee

Chair
Sharon Schweikhart, PhD, MBA
Ohio State University

Jean Abraham, PhD
University of Minnesota

Mona Al-Amin, PhD
Suffolk University

Andrew Garman, PsyD, MS
Rush University

Larry Hearld, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Timothy Hoff, PhD
Northeastern University

Holly Jarman, PhD
University of Michigan

David Jones, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health

Abby Kazley, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

P.J. Maddox, PhD
George Mason University

Reid Oetjen, PhD
University of Central Florida

Sandra Potthoff, PhD
University of South Florida