During a recent visit to Bloomington, Anthony “Tony” Pantaleoni, M.P.H., Ph.D., vice president for Environment, Health and Safety at Crane Company in Stamford, Conn., was honored with the Founding Dean’s Medallion.
Given to public health leaders at the Dean’s discretion, the medallion honors those who have made a significant impact in the field of public health. Medallion recipients are those whose careers and personal efforts have been dedicated to rigorous public health research, education, and practice by preventing disease, promoting health, and enhancing quality of life.
With a focus on health and safety, Dr. Pantaleoni has distinguished himself in the corporate sector as an expert in environmental safety. In addition to his professional career, Pantaleoni is committed to ensuring that future public health leaders have access to education. He has been instrumental in establishing two scholarships in the School of Public Health: the Pantaleoni Scholarship for students in Applied Health Science, and the Crane Fund for Widows and Children.
“Dr. Pantaleoni’s expertise in environmental safety has impacted the health and safety of thousands of workers. This, paired with his desire to help students in our school through scholarship funds, makes Dr. Pantaleoni a crucial figure to public health,” School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean Mohammad Torabi said. “It is my honor to recognize him with the Dean’s Medallion in recognition of his influence in public health and environmental safety.”
Dr. Pantaleoni earned a Master’s in Public Health degree with honors and a Ph.D. in Health and Safety from the former IU School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.