Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship

altHerschel S. Horowitz, DDS, MPH was an internationally known dental epidemiologist, educator and public health advocate whose work focused on the prevention of tooth decay, the most common disease of childhood. Studies he and colleagues conducted provided the evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of community and school-based fluoride and dental sealant programs now used in the US and abroad to prevent this disease. His research was aimed at identifying measures that were not only safe and effective but that also were easy to apply, low in cost and acceptable to the public. His goal was to identify programs that benefit those most in need and that reach the largest number of individuals.

Dr. Horowitz was a leader in dental public health and left us with a wonderful legacy. To build on this legacy Alice Horowitz and her family have worked with the AAPHD Foundation to establish an annual scholarship to a dentist who is entering the discipline of public health through a masters level degree program in public health; and a scholarship to a dental hygienist who is pursuing a career in dental public health.  

The Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship for Dentists provides financial support for Masters of Public Health (MPH) tuition and other expenses and is awarded in the amount of $10,000 per recipient. Those selected for this scholarship are urged to 'pay back' the funding by completing a residency program in dental public health, taking the Board of Dental Public Health and engaging in the discipline of dental public health.

The Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship for Dental Hygienists, created in 2023, provides financial support (up to $7,500) for hygienists to pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) or equivalent degree accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) or doctoral degree (DrPH, PhD) in a dental public health related area.  

Contribute to the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship for Dentists Fund

Contribute to the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship for Dental Hygienists Fund

Previous Recipients of the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship  

2022 - Dr. Mercedez Agyemfra
2021 - Dr. Jessica C Williams
2020 - Dr. Antonina Capurro
2019 - Dr. Kobie Charles Gordon
2018 - Dr. R Frederick Lambert
2017 - Dr. Tyler Sanslow
2016 - Dr. Lyubov Slashcheva
2015 - No Winner
2014 - Dr. Rhonda Stephens
2013 - Drs. Samantha Jordan and Nicholas Gordon
2012 - Dr. Julie Reynolds
2011 - Dr. Brittany Seymour
2010 - Dr. Alejandra Valencia
2009 - Dr. Patrick Rowe
2008 - Dr. Alana Thompson Kvichak
2007 - No Winner
2006 - Dr. Tara Esmeili
2005 - Dr. Lisa Chung