40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Anya Chinnaiyan

Anya Chinnaiyan

Anya Chinnaiyan is a current undergraduate student dedicated to women’s public health and equity; she will graduate with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2024. For many years, she has demonstrated a passion for equitable practice for individuals with less privileged backgrounds, those with different abilities, and those affected by illness.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Shirley Edokpa

Shirley Edokpa

Shirley Edokpa is a passionate advocate for public service, with a diverse background in Economics, Gender, Leadership, Public policy, and Public health. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lagos State University and pursued a graduate program in Gender, Leadership and Public Policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She attended School of Security and Global studies at American Military University – American Public University Systems to further her education for her Master’s degree in Public Administration, Health Policy Concentration.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Jessica (Jex) Huang

Jessica (Jex) Huang

Dr. Jessica (Jex) Huang is currently working as a consultant with the Health, Climate, Environment, and Disasters (HCED) program at the World Bank, as well as a public health curricula developer and educator with learning institutions across Southeast Asia and the United States. Their area of focus is on the health impacts of climate change (including climate-sensitive diseases, such as vector-borne and water-borne illness), particularly in humanitarian contexts.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Matthew Anthony Ekaputra

Anthony Ekaputra

Anthony is a medical doctor and young public health professional in Indonesia. He has a solid clinical background with various public health research and field experience. He received the title of the most outstanding medical student and is currently an assistant lecturer in Atma Jaya Faculty of Medicine.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Shravanti Muthu

Shravanti Muthu

Dr. Shravanti Muthu graduated from medical school in South India in 2014, where she also completed a medical internship in various medicine and surgery specialties. Shortly after, she sought out her passion for global and population health by pursuing her Masters’ in Public Health degree from Boston University with a focus on Healthcare Management and Global Health minor. She led a team-based project to create a mobile app prototype for healthcare workers in Kenya with the aim of providing safe and efficient newborn care.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Ian Haddock

Ian Haddock

Ian L. Haddock (he/they/any pronouns used respectfully) serves as the Founder and Executive Director of The Normal Anomaly Initiative. Haddock has a unique lens to this work as he began in this field as a homeless LGBT youth in a frontline position.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Christos Tsagkaris

Christos Tsagkaris

Christos is a young medical doctor from Greece who is currently working as a clinician and researcher in Switzerland. In parallel, they are involved in health bodies and civil society organisations advocating for cancer prevention and promoting a healthy lifestyle with and for young people in Europe.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Monica Wang

Monica Wang

Dr. Monica Wang is Associate Professor at the BU School of Public Health, Chair of the Narrative Office at the BU Center for Antiracist Research, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a globally recognized and award-winning researcher, educator, and thought leader on health equity, racial justice, and community-based chronic disease prevention.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Sarah Lovenheim

Sarah Lovenheim

Sarah served as the top public affairs official overseeing health care communications for the Biden Administration amid a once-in-a-century global pandemic. As Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sarah managed a team of 85 people driving earned, paid media and public engagement, a multimillion dollar budget and high-stakes communications strategy at sub-agencies, such as CMS, FDA, CDC and NIH.

40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Anh Nguyễn

Anh Nguyễn

Dr. Anh Nguyen is a registered Nutrition Practitioner and Consultant in Genomic Medicine in the UK. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, where he underwent rigorous training as a global clinician-scientist. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen took the lead in pioneering a collaboration initiative among Harvard Asian scholars, focused on promoting lifestyle medicine for mothers from Asian countries. This ground-breaking program aimed to empower mothers with practical skills and strategies to enhance their children’s health and well-being.