MMPH alumna honored with Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award


Tammy Haley (MMPH '13) was honored with the 2019 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at Pitt's Honors Convocation ceremony.  The annual award recognizes teaching excellence and includes both a cash prize of $2,000 and a grant of $3,000 to support the faculty member's teaching activities. 

Haley is director of nursing and radiological sciences, associate professor of nursing, and coordinator of the RN-BSN program in the Division of Biological and Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where she has been a member of the nursing faculty since 2003. She teaches Physical Examination and Health Promotion and Community Health Nursing at the BSN level and teaches at all levels of the ASN program, in both the classroom and clinic.

Haley’s use of research as a means to engage students, enhance her teaching, add to the body of knowledge in the field, and provide service to the global community has taken her around the corner and the world—most recently, she accompanied Pitt-Bradford nursing students to Washington, D.C., to present public and community-based health research that shed light on disparities within many rural Appalachian communities, earning her recognition as an Appalachian Teaching Fellow through the Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP). In 2011, she involved her students in work in Ekona, Cameroon, West Africa, that helped to establish the Good Samaritan Health Center, and in her own community, she continues to serve with organizations such as Empty Bowls and Zonta International.

Her current research focuses on the personal, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence protective sexual behavior among rural, high-school aged youth. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Haley continues to serve as a family nurse practitioner in the Bradford area, and prior to her faculty appointment, she was a nationally certified family nurse practitioner specializing in family practice and women’s health. Haley also has many years of clinical experience as a registered nurse in the pediatric and medical-surgical areas.

Haley received Pitt-Bradford’s Chair’s Faculty Teaching Award in 2012,the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service in 2016, and Pitt Public Health's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination.

Haley earned an MMPH from Pitt Public Health in 2013.


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