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The School of Public Health Council is the principal consultative body to the Dean for policy formation and review. It is expected to act for the Faculty on all matters for which it is impractical or impossible to convene the Faculty.

SPH Council By-Laws

Please click here to download a copy of the Council by-laws       

Council Membership

The Council is expected to include one Councilor elected by the faculty of each Department and one shall be appointed by the Dean. Four Councilors will be elected by the faculty at large. In addition, one student Councilor is elected by the students at large (GSO). All Councilors with the exception of the student must be members of the Faculty of the School provided that, but no more than two elected Councilors may be faculty members of one Department.

Please click here to download a copy of the roster for the SPH Council Officers and SPH Council Members

Officers of Council:

  • Chair: Emily Leckman-Westin, PhD
  • Vice-Chair: Arash Alaei, MD
  • Secretary: Anne Messer, MD

Faculty Representation:

Environmental Health Sciences:

    • Katherine Alben, PhD
    • Michael Bloom, PhD
    • JoEllen Welsh, PhD

Biomedical Sciences:

    • Ann Messer, PhD

Epidemiology/Biostatistics:

    • Igor Kuznetsov, PhD
    • Emily Leckman-Westin, PhD

Health Policy, Management and Behavior:

    • Arash Alaei, MD
    • Christine Bozlak, PhD, MPH
    • Yuchi Young, DrPH, MPH

Ex-Officio:

  • Mary Gallant, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Philip C. Nasca, PhD, Dean
  • Dawn Bleyenberg, MS, MCHES, Director of the Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE)
  • Janine Jurkowski, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
  • Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Research

Student Members:

  • Angelica Cintron
  • Li Yu, EHS/BMS student, GSO President
  • Kate Prussing, EHS/BMS, GSO President

University Senators:

  • Wendy Weller, PhD
  • Igor Kuznetsov, PhD
  • Ilham Almahamid, PhD
  • Sridar Chittur, PhD, MBA

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

September 18, 2015 meeting agenda

Council Committees

Five Committees report to the Council

1. Appointment, Promotion, and Continuing Appointment Committee

The Appointment, Promotion, and Continuing Appointment Committee makes recommendations to the Dean of the School regarding faculty appointments, promotions, and continuing appointments. The Committee consists of two representatives and one alternate from each department. All will be at the associate professor level or above. Additionally, a representative from the Office of the Dean will serve as an ex officio member.

2. Academic Committee

The Academic Committee is the chief policy-recommending body of the School in the area of academic programs. The Committee consists of at least one, but no more than two, Faculty member(s) from each Department. It also includes two students (one Master's and one Doctoral). In addition, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall be an ex officio member of the Committee.

3. Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee makes recommendations to the Dean of the School through the Council on issues relating to student life issues, including, but not limited to, orientation, mentoring programs and institutional concerns (e.g., safety, food service) that affect members and community of the School, among other academic and student related issues. The Committee consists of one, but no more than two, Faculty member(s) from each Department, the Director of Internships and Career Services, and two students. At least one student must be an officer of the GSO, and the other one designated by the GSO. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shall be an ex officio member of the Committee.

4. Research Committee

The Research Committee promotes scholarly research by members of the School. The Committee consists of one, but no more than two, Faculty member(s) from each Department and one student. The Associate Dean for Research shall be an ex officio member of the Committee.

5. Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee promotes the ideals of a diversified academic community in the School. The Committee consists of at lease one, but no more than two, Faculty Member(s) from each Department, two students, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the Director of Internships and Career Services. Additionally, a representative from the Office of the Dean will serve as an ex officio member.

Contact us  (Link to Council email address)