2023 GW OVPR Faculty Award Recipients

2023 Recipients

Distinguished Career Awards

Adnan Hyder
Professor of Global Health

Dr. Adnan Hyder is Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. For over 25 years, Dr. Hyder has worked to improve public health in the United States and in countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East; and pioneered empirical work around ethics, injuries, health systems, and non-communicable diseases. He has conducted studies focusing on defining the epidemiological burden, understanding risk factors, exploring potential interventions, estimating economic impact, and appreciating the socio-cultural correlates of non-communicable diseases and injuries and their risk factors around the world. Dr. Hyder has led a series of conceptual and empirical studies on research ethics, health systems ethics, and ethics of health policy and systems research. Currently, he also serves as the founding Director of the Center on Commercial Determinants of Health at George Washington University and the Bioethics Interest Group at Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Marlene Laruelle
Research Professor of International Affairs

Marlene Laruelle, Ph.D., is Director and Research Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), Elliott School of International Affairs, GW. At IERES she is also Director of the Illiberalism Studies Program and of the Russia Program, a Co-Director of PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia), and the founder of the Central Asia Program.  Dr. Laruelle received her Ph.D. in history at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO) and her post-doctoral degree in political science at Sciences-Po in Paris. Trained in political philosophy, she has widely published on Russia’s ideologies and nationalism, on Russia’s foreign policy and soft power strategies, and is working now on the rise of illiberal movements in Europe and the US. She is currently the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Illiberalism, to be released by the end of 2023.

Early Career Award

Janet Lewis
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Dr. Janet Lewis's research examines political violence, intergroup conflict, rural social networks, and state formation, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Her current NSF-funded project uses field experiments to understand how word-of-mouth social networks may be harnessed to reduce prejudice towards refugees in rural communities. Her 2020 book How Insurgency Begins won three awards for Best Book of the year: from the International Studies Association, the Conflict Research Society, and the African Politics section of the American Political Science Association. The project was supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Minerva Research Initiative. Other recent projects are published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and International Organization, among others. She has also conducted research on U.S. stability operations, fragile states, and terrorist financing, respectively, for the RAND Corporation, the Brookings Institution, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She previously taught at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and earned her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.

Research Mentorship Award

Trudy Mallinson
Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership

Dr. Trudy Mallinson’s research addresses a variety of rehabilitation measurement issues including measuring the recovery of consciousness in patients with severe traumatic brain injury, describing and measuring the process of shared decision-making, and the standardization and calibration of functional performance assessments to enable comparison of patient outcomes across health care settings. She established the Advanced Metrics Lab (AML) in 2016 to support her primary research thesis is that better outcomes measurement can improve health care and inform health care policy. Through AML, Dr. Mallinson has mentored, published, and/or presented with 8 post-doctoral fellows and early career awardees, 15 doctoral students, and 7 medical/graduate/undergraduate students. She also serves as Associate Dean for Research in Health Sciences, Director of the Primary Care Advanced Research Training T32 post-doctoral fellowship program, and Director of Doctoral Research for the PhD in Translational Health Sciences. Dr. Mallinson, who completed her occupational therapy training in New Zealand, received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her post-doctoral training at Northwestern University Institute for Healthcare Studies. She is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.