Student Groups

Student Groups - Student Groups

School of Public Health Student Association

The University of Texas School of Public Health has an active student population who is committed to transforming public health in Texas and around the world. The are many student-based organizations that contribute to furthering student knowledge, opportunity and fellowship.

The School of Public Health Student Association is based at the Houston campus. All students are automatically a part of the organization. SPHSA holds weekly socials in cooperation with other student groups and acts as a student governmental association to relay information to school administration. Each of the school’s regional campuses has a student association as well.

There are also a number of diverse student groups committed to improving public health in their specific areas of interest.

Student InterCouncil

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) is the UTHealth student governance organization and is the recognized forum of student opinion and the primary vehicle for student participation in the governance of UTHealth. The organization is comprised of representatives from each of the six schools

  • Dental Branch
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical School
  • School of Biomedical Informatics
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

and from the underrepresented student representative and international student constituencies.

SPH Student Association

Executive Director: Amy Wieczorek

Associate Director: Ju Yeong Kim

Administrative Director of Public Relations: Shiva Baghaie

Deputy Director of Public Relations: Antoinette Lui

Administrative Director of Social Activities: Jessica Bauldry

Deputy Director of Social Activities: Elena Feofanova

Administrative Director of Community Involvement: Cordelia Nagle

Deputy Director of Community Involvement: Katrina Polivka

Administrative Director of Records: Amanda Miller

Administrative Director of Finance: Yohanna Cerna

Student Concerns Representative: Benedict Emesowum

Student Inter-Council Representatives:  Payel Acharya, Alokananda Ghosh, and Benedicta Anikputa

IT Council Representative: James Wren

Academic Council Rep: Faeeza Faruq

Research Council Rep: Sterling Love

Practice Council Rep: Mark Biscone

School-Wide Curriculum Committee Rep: Vacant

Regional Campus Liason: Xueting “Christine” Qiu

Administrative Advisor: Anne Baronitis

Faculty Advisor: Mary Ann Smith

The Board: A Leadership & Management Organization

Sapna Prasad Mark Biscone Frederic Tchalla Abalo M. Elizabeth Leass Diaa Alqusairi Dr. Lee Revere  President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Professional Development& Outreach Director Advisor 

Student Epidemic Intelligence Society

Eva Thomas Nishta Joshi Vancheswaran (Deepak) Gopalakrishnan Heather Wilbourn Ahlam Mohammed Iqbal Tehsen Kelly Colclasure Mark Biscone Bob Emery President Vice-President of Membership Vice-President of Outbreak Response Assistant Vice-President of Outbreak Response City of Houston Health Dept Liaison Treasurer Secretary Harris County Health Dept Liaison Advisor

San Antonio SEIS Response Team

Christina Socias Regional Director Regional Response Coordinator Regional Membership Coordinator Metropolitan Health District Liaison Assistant Response Coordinator Becky Bloodworth Secretary Treasurer WebmasterJohn Herbold Advisor

Student Society for Global Health

Charles Chima Andria Rusk Ijeoma “EJ” Ihenacho Mewenenessi “Frederic” Tchalla Abalo Becky Schaefer Rochelle Garza Elizabeth Frost Amy Wieczorek Lizette Rangel Beatrice Selwyn Kaylinh Ly President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Director of Communication Program Director Operations Officer Director of Member Services Director of Community Relations Advisor Director of International Affairs

Human Genetics Student Society

Xerxes Pundole

Jan Bressler


International Student Organization (SPH ISO)

Rashmi Dongardive Manasi Shah Vineetkumar Kharat Vacant Vacant Ha Tran Mudita Upadhyaya Vacant Shreela Sharma President Vice President Secretary Communications Liaison Fundraising Chair Treasurer Activities Chair New International Student Liaison Faculty Advisor

Biostatistics Student Association

Arup Sinha

Wenfang Li

Roann Seay

Dhiraj Gamghire

Adriana Ordonez
Social Activities Chair

Wenyaw Chan

International Association of Emergency Managers - Student Chapter

Diaa Alqusairi PresidentAlexandria Stacks Vice-PresidentEmre Yucel Administrative Officer Erica Bamgbopa Financial OfficerAndrea Antwi Public Relation OfficerJoseph Perales Social Officer Advisor

Public Health Students of African Descent

Benedict Emesowum




Social Committee Chair

Austin Regional Campus Student Association

Brian Lackey Nika Akhavan Mary Klingensmith Sloan Skinner Cassandra (Casey) Enyeart Kelly Klaas Harold (Bill) Kohl President Vice-President Treasurer Communications Chair Community Service Chair Social Activities Chair Advisor

Brownsville Regional Campus Student Association

Alessandra Jimenz

Isela Delacruz

Angel Guavara

Jennifer Salinas

Student Public Health Association of Dallas

William Shropshire Romero Santiago Camille Horbaczewski Shilpa Patil Vacant Bhim Upreti Saundra Nguyen Katherine Frolich-Groebe Pamela Lockhart President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Social Media Chair International Student Representative Regional Campus Volunteer Representative Faculty Advisor Advisor

El Paso Regional Campus Student Association

Edianys Velez

Jessica Calderon-Mora

Hector Balcazar

International Society of Pharmaeconomics and Outcomes Research Student  (ISPOR)

Rohan Parikh Viraj Bhise Santosh Gautam Elifnur Yay Donderici Paul Rowan President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Faculty Advisor


San Antonio Regional Campus Student Association

Ruth Morris Executive DirectorNicole Henry Vice Executive DirectorVacant Financial Director Jerry Pacheco Events and Volunteer CoordinatorAmanda Waclawczyk UTHSCA LiaisonVacant UTHSC Houston LiaisonJennifer Shaw Advisor