The de Beaumont Foundation’s 40 Under 40 in Public Health is the first list of its kind to recognize and elevate leaders changing the face of public health in creative and innovative ways. Honorees are equity-focused, service-oriented leaders who bring passion and an entrepreneurial spirit to their work. They span professional settings, interest areas, and career stages, but all work toward the improvement of state and local public health.

Since its inception in 2019, the 40 Under 40 program has recognized and supported its honorees as they tackle the public health challenges of today and tomorrow and work towards healthier communities. Through this recognition and a two-year professional development program, honorees receive exclusive opportunities for personal enrichment and career advancement.

40 Under 40 honorees report that their participation has helped them progress in their careers, learn from their peers, build a robust network, and amplify the impact of their work.

Nominations open every two years. The next nomination period will open in March 2023.  

Reflections from 2019 and 2021 Honorees:

Gloria E. Barrera, Class of 2021

In a year where public health nursing played a critical and visible role, I thank the de Beaumont Foundation for recognizing and honoring our work by including me in the 40 Under 40 in Public Health. I am a public health leader, specializing in school nursing and teaching in higher education. Being part of this program has provided new opportunities for my professional and personal enrichment and a direct application for my leadership growth.

Gloria E. Barrera, Class of 2021
James Rajotte, Class of 2021

Having a peer network of public health professionals has supported my social connectivity, thought leadership, and joint contributions to the broader community.  I am grateful for the curated experience afforded by the de Beaumont Foundation that has provided opportunities for technical support and training, speaking engagements, and networking for professional development.

James Rajotte, Class of 2021
Justin Garoutte, Class of 2021

Being a 40 Under 40 in Public Health honoree has provided me with opportunities to network with public health rockstars from across the U.S., as well as with tangible tools like the Building Expertise in Administration and Management (BEAM) certificate. I truly appreciate the support and recognition I have received from the de Beaumont Foundation through this program.

Justin Garoutte, Class of 2021
Mac McCullough, Class of 2019

Being a 40 Under 40 in Public Health honoree has legitimized my work! I have an unusual position, so it was fun that people stopped to learn more about me.

Mac McCullough, Class of 2019
Lauran Larson, Class of 2021

de Beaumont’s 40 Under 40 program provided me with unique professional development opportunities, but most importantly, it built my confidence as a leader in public health.

Lauran Larson, Class of 2021
Aysha Pamukcu, Class of 2019

​As an honoree, I enjoyed the opportunity to network with other honorees and the opportunity to increase my visibility/credibility as an individual, and therefore, the visibility/credibility of my work. I also really appreciate de Beaumont’s platform to share my work, like the Fresh Perspectives series or social media shares.

Aysha Pamukcu, Class of 2019