Student Groups

Organizations

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.

Student Leaders

SPH Student Association

Executive Director: Amir Pirzadeh

Associate Director: Kimberly Cook

Administrative Director of Public Relations: Lama Murad

Deputy Director of Public Relations: Christine Yang

Administrative Director of Social Activities: Bailey Green

Administrative Director of Community Involvement: Kelly Colclasure

Deputy Director of Community Involvement: Emily LaBerge

Administrative Director of Records: Elizabeth Leass

Financial Director: Martin Nguyen

Student Concerns Representative: Nnabuchi (‘Buchi) Akpeh

Student Inter-Council Representatives: Elyssa Berg, April Marquez, Herisa Stanislaus

IT Council Representative: James Wren

Academic Council Rep: Sophia Ali

Research Council Rep: Sterling Love

Practice Council Rep: Mark Biscone

School-Wide Curriculum Committee Rep: Ju Kim

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
President

Jan Bressler
Advisor

 

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
President

Wenfang Li
Vice-President

Roann Seay
Treasurer

Dhiraj Gamghire
Secretary

Adriana Ordonez
Social Activities Chair

Wenyaw Chan
Advisor

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

Natarsha Horton
President

Amber Owens
Vice-President

Latia Wade Community
Treasurer

Titilola Balogun
Secretary

Nantsiyi Mutina
Social Committee Chair
Advisor

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
President

Isela Delacruz
Vice-President

Angel Guavara
Treasurer/Secretary

Jennifer Salinas
Advisor

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
President
Secretary

Jessica Calderon-Mora
Treasurer

Hector Balcazar
Advisor

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