College of Public Health students graduating

Hall of Fame

The University of Kentucky Public Health Hall of Fame was established in 2004. This lifetime achievement award honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the health and welfare of the citizens of the commonwealth, the nation and/or the world.

Hall of Fame Inducees

2014 Honorees

Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH
Carolyn A. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN
The 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored at ceremony held October 10, 2014.

Selection Criteria

The selection panel will evaluate completed nomination materials for significant and sustained impact on the field of public health, hospital or health system leadership, health outcomes, and/or population health.


Nominees can be Kentuckians who have made major sustainable contributions to the health and well-being of populations through public health/health care activities at local, state, national, or international levels. Nominees can also be non-Kentuckians who have made similar contributions to public health/health care activities in Kentucky.

Nominations can be made for both living and posthumous candidates.