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Student Organizations

Leadership, Engagement, Involvement


Student Groups

Colorado School of Public Health students can join organizations sponsored by the school or through our campus communities.

Delta Omega | Alpha Upsilon Chapter
Chapter/Faculty President: Lee Newman, MD

The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University within the School of Hygiene and Public Health (now known as the Bloomberg School of Public Health) by two graduate students, Dr. Edgar Erskine Hume and Dr. Claude W. Mitchell. At the time, public health as a profession was still in its infancy and, prior to the establishment of university-based education in public health, entrance into the field had been largely through practical experience and political favor. To promote the graduate study of the field, Dr. Hume and Dr. Mitchell organized this honorary society in order to recognize outstanding achievement in the new field. Over 80 years later, Delta Omega has expanded to more than 70 chapters throughout the world and has more than 14,000 members from top echelons of graduate schools and programs of public health, as well as the public health community. 

The Alpha Upsilon Chapter inducts eligible graduating students, faculty, alumni, and one honorary member each year. Induction occurs during the annual scholarship and awards reception. Members are signified by their salmon academic stoles worn during the annual school convocation.

Visit the National website


ColoradoSPH Student Council

The School's Student Council is the primary student leadership organization devoted to serving as representatives of the school, developing relationships with community organizations, and involving students at all three campuses in public health related activities.  The Student Council also has the authority to formally recognize any newly formed student organization within the school.

 

 ColoradoSPH Student Councils

 


Jenna L​avallee
President

Concentration
MPH in Community & Behavioral Health

Interests
Food security, obesity prevention, built environment, and health services accessibility

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hiking




Juan Vazquez
Vice President

Concentration
Certificate in Public Health Sciences

Interests
Infectious disease epidemiology

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Taking my dogs out on hikes and checking out local breweries.




Maureen Dechico
Events Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community & Behavioral Health

Interests
Mental health, health equity, minority health, school health, and food security

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Going on food adventures around town and taking the hip hop dance class at the CU Anschutz Wellness Center.




Fatih Kunkul
Finance & Communications Chair

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology

Interests
Chronic disease epidemiology, cancer epidemiology

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Snowboarding and taking the Body Pump class at the CU Anschutz Wellness Center.




Annika Jones
Community Relations Chair

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology

Interests
Chronic disease epidemiology, healthy equity, and health justice

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Attend local concerts at venues around Denver.




Alex Erkenbeck
Senator - CU Anschutz Student Senate

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Interests
Alcohol and other drugs, health equity

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Walk my dog and listen to great music.




Jessica Filley
Senator - CU Anschutz Student Senate

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology

Interests
Mental health, HIV, and underserved populations

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hiking, happy hour, and playing/coaching rugby.


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Katie Murray
President

Concentration
MPH in Animals, People & the Environment

Interests
Emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, one health, and veterinary public health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Exploring different hiking trails and enjoying great restaurants.




Jillian Foss
Vice President

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Health Disparities

Interests
Child/adolescent obesity, prevention sciences, and healthy aging

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I love to explore beautiful Colorado on my mountain bike or snowboard. I also enjoy exploring the infinite list of microbreweries this state has to offer.





Kristin Milardo
Secretary

Concentration
MPH in Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles

Interests
Increasing physical activity and nutrition education in our communities

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Running and watching the Rockies at Coors Field.





Katie Key
Treasurer

Concentration
MPH in Public Health Nutrition

Interests
Maternal nutrition and health, food security, and nutrition education

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Snowboarding in Keystone.


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​Dayna DeHerra
President

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Opiate/heroin prevention, resource access, and homelessness

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Eat good food and walk my dog on the Poudre Trail.





Sujeith Barraza
Vice President

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Community Health Education

Interests
Immigration, women's rights, and equal rights

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hiking, attending sporting events, and concerts.





Allison Preza
Secretary

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Reproductive and sexual health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Swim in the reservoir.





Alysa Stuart
Treasurer

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Community Health Education

Interests
HIV prevention, maternal health, and mental health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Trying out new restaurants and driving through the mountains.






Steph Goris
Co-Chair - Student Connections Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Disaster preparedness and emergency management

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Driving through the mountains with a good coffee in hand and the pup in the back seat.






Sarah Dasugo
Co-Chair - Student Connections Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Harm reduction, social determinants of health, and health access

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Catching a concert at Red Rocks.






Eve Audley
Co-Chair - Student Connections Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Healthy aging, Alzheimer's/Dementia, and mental health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I like hiking with my dog, snowshoeing, and touring breweries.






KC Hall
Co-Chair - Social Events Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Health equity, policy and advocacy

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
In the warmer months I enjoy longboarding and exploring trails with my Blue Heeler, and during the snowy months I love to go skiing in the mountains.






Lily Mwandira
Co-Chair - Social Events Coordinator
 
Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education
 
Interests

Women's health and health equity

 
Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Outdoorsy activities and eating good food.
 
 




Shala Giardini
Co-Chair - Social Events Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Using physical activity and nutrition to prevent chronic disease

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I enjoy doing fitness in the Colorado sunshine and sitting on the patio of a coffee shop reading. I also enjoy adventuring, hiking, or running through the mountains.






Ashley Berry
Certificate Student Liaison

Concentration
Certificate in Public Health Sciences

Interests
Community health education

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Trail running.


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