Crivelli-Kovach Receives Distinguished Graduate Award

By jretter | February 25, 2015

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, professor and director of community and global public health, was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award from the College of Health Professions, Department of Public Health, Temple University for exceptional service in a leadership role in the field of public health and scholarly activities that have significantly contributed to the chosen field of research, domestically and internationally.

Dr. Crivelli-Kovach’s recent contributions to the field include a paper and several poster presentations. She co-authored “Global and Local Factors Influencing Maternal Mortality Ratios: Barriers and Recommendations for Success” with recent graduate Alexandra DiOrio ’14MPH, who works as a Business Analyst at Independent Blue Cross. It was published in the American Research Institute for Policy Development’s Journal of Social Science for Policy Implications. This work was part of DiOrio’s thesis, which Dr. Crivelli-Kovach supervised.

In addition, Dr. Crivelli-Kovach and Holly Filak presented two posters, “Development of Performance Measures for Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Surveillance in the Mid-Atlantic Region” and “Quality Assurance Surveillance in Hemophilia Treatment Centers in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the US,” the latter of which has been submitted for review and publication in Health Services Research, at the Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., in March. The presentations were the result of Filak’s internship and thesis project, which she completed under the mentorship of Dr. Crivelli-Kovach and Regina B. Butler at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

In October, Dr. Crivelli-Kovach and Danielle Littrell, a dual degree student in the Community and Global Public Health and Physician Assistant programs presented a poster, “An Evaluation of Pre-Abortion Counseling Services Provided to Pregnant Women in the Southeastern Delaware Valley,” at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association Annual Meeting in State College, Pa. The topic was Littrell’s thesis project, which was completed under the mentorship of Dr. Crivelli-Kovach.