Thesis Prize in Health and Society

About the Prize

The Health and Society program, with support from the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, awards an annual prize to the best undergraduate theses or capstone projects written about a topic that explores health and/or medicine from a social sciences perspective, broadly conceived.

Prizes are awarded to the two BA/BS theses that exemplify the highest quality of originality, disciplinary rigor, and relevance to health and society. Students enrolled in any program of study in the College are encouraged to apply.

Submission Details

  • Deadline: Noon, Wednesday, May 7, 2025

  • Two prize recipients will receive $500 each

To submit a thesis for consideration, please:

  • Have your thesis adviser or BA/BS preceptor send a letter of recommendation to by the May 7 deadline.

Congratulations to the 2024 Prize Recipients

Health and Society Thesis Prize

Lara A. (Sociology)
Beyond Individuals and Into Communities: A Multilevel Analysis of the Influence of Armed Conflict and Gender Norms on Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria

The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence Prize

Songyang Z. (Psychology)
The Impact of Informational Intervention on HPV Vaccination Intention Among Heterosexual Men

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