Soumitra Bhuyan
Soumitra - Student of Distinction

Soumitra Bhuyan

PhD in Health Services Research, Administration & Policy

2013 Rising Star Award, presented by the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association
Co-Chair: Bylaws, Operations & Strategic Plan Committee, Health Administration of the Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Rising Star Award recognizes a Health Administration Section member who is relatively new to the field of health administration, demonstrates potential in the health field and who has gone above and beyond the job description to make a lasting impact in their organization or in public health. The award was presented to Soumitra Bhuyan at the 141st annual meeting of the APHA in November 2013, where he also was recognized for delivering the Medical Care Session Best Student Paper Presentation.  Soumitra is very active in the APHA, currently serving on the Health Administration Section By-Laws, Operations & Strategic Plan Committee (Co-Chair), Finance Committee, and the Policy & Advocacy Committee, as well as the International Health Section Policy & Advocacy Committee. He is also a member of the Health Workforce Interest Group Advisory Committee for AcademyHealth, a professional society for individuals and organization with a commitment to health services research.  Soumitra completed his dissertation research under the tutelage of James P. Stimpson, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Policy in the UNMC College of Public Health, receiving the PhD degree in December 2014.