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MPH Professor Wins Best Dissertation Award

Andrzej Kozikowski, adjunct assistant professor in the Master of Public Health program in the School of Health Sciences and Human Services, has been awarded the H. Alan Robinson Outstanding Dissertation Award at Hofstra University.

“The purpose of this competitive award is to encourage and honor a doctoral candidate who has submitted an outstanding dissertation worthy of scholarly and professional recognition,” said Liora Schmelkin, senior vice provost for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies.

Kozikowski is a research analyst at North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he develops and implements research projects targeting healthcare quality improvements in areas such as process, cost, outcome, and patient satisfaction.   His dissertation  compared how word-of-mouth and electronic word-of-mouth can influence customers’ perceptions, attitudes and behavior intentions even when they have prior experience with a service.

Now in its 27th year, the award is named for the late Professor Emeritus H. Alan Robinson, a nationally recognized authority in reading and a former chair of Hofstra’s Department of Reading and a former interim dean of the School of Education.  The recipient of each year’s award is chosen by an appointed faculty committee, and carries a $1,000 prize.

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