The Office for Student Engagement and Practice (OSEP) consists of several units that collectively support University of Michigan School of Public Health students in all aspects of their journey. From the earliest days of filling out your application and being admitted, to enhancing your education with career development, student life, communications, programming, mental health and wellbeing resources, navigating your coursework, and building networks of support, the OSEP team is available to help students achieve their goals both personally and professionally.

OSEP supports students from all departments and programs, and at every degree level — undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and online students. We serve the whole school community.

Office for Student Engagement and Practice Units

Angela BeckThe Office for Student Engagement and Practice is led by Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Practice Angela J. Beck, PhD, MPH.

For prospective students seeking help with the application or admissions processes, please email sph-inquiries@umich.edu. Members of the Student Affairs team are available to assist every step of the way. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming recruitment events.

Meet the Student Affairs Team

The Student Affairs team provides resources for students to ease their transition to the School of Public Health, support student initiatives and student organizations, and serves as a primary liaison for students. We also deliver programming to enhance the student experience, engage in student advocacy, and provide one-on-one counseling.

  • Suite 1700 SPH I | sph-inquiries@umich.edu | 734-763-3860

Rachel CasanovaRachel Casanova, Director of Student Affairs
racacasa@umich.edu

How can I help? Rachel works to support students with academic accommodations and support, academic integrity, dispute resolution, and special projects related to academic and student affairs.

Mary Beth CarrollMary Beth Carroll, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
maryeli@umich.edu

How can I help? Mary Beth oversees admissions processing and application review coordination for the degree programs administered through the Office for Student Engagement and Practice, and overall recruitment strategy including setting the recruiting calendar and coordinating event attendance.

Admissions

Levi RoseLevi Rose, Student Affairs Assistant
levirose@umich.edu

How can I help? Levi supports communication with prospective students, application processing and review preparation for undergraduate and online MS and MPH graduate programs.

Joyce Pu, Admissions Processing Specialist
chihfpu@umich.edu

How can I help? Joyce supports communication with prospective students, application processing and review preparation for our residential graduate MPH programs.

Student Life

Dani KoelDani Koel, Student Life Program Specialist
danikoel@umich.edu | 1719 SPH I | 734-763-0791

How can I help? Dani assists with student life programming, student funding, student communications and supports Public Health student organizations and co-curricular experiences. She also manages the Public Health Graduate Certificates.

Registrar

Kathy HastingsKathy Hastings, Registrar
kathyja@umich.edu | 734-615-4308

How can I help? Kathy is available to answer questions related to school and university policies, academic requirements, graduation, student records, registration, and enrollment.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Embedded Counselor

CAPS is a University-wide resource that strives to foster the psychological development and emotional well-being of students across campus. CAPS Embedded Counselor Meaghan Narula is available to School of Public Health students to support all aspects of their well-being.

Meaghan Narula, LMSW
mbnarula@umich.edu | 734-764-8312 | 2718 SPH I

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Meet the Careers Team

Our Michigan Public Health Careers Office is focused on bridging the gap between your training in school and your professional aspirations. We will help you tell your story to potential employers. We also work closely with recruiters from leading public health organizations to assist you in forging your future.

  • Suite 2700 SPH I | sph.jobs@umich.edu | 734-936-2563

Shelagh SaenzShelagh Saenz, Director of Career Services
swilcox@umich.edu

How can I help? Shelagh has advised public health students and alumni for over a decade on the art of job seeking and on tools for enhancing professional competitiveness. She offers career assistance covering a variety of topics including building effective resumes and cover letters, networking, developing interviewing skills, negotiating opportunities, and more.

Krystle ForbesKrystle Forbes, Career Services Coordinator
forbeskr@umich.edu

How can I help? Krystle works mainly with first-year master's level students. She advises students one-on-one and presents class workshops. Her sessions focus on professional development, successfully navigating the internship requirement for some degree programs within the School of Public Health.

Cody RiffleCody Riffle, Employer Relations Coordinator
criffle@umich.edu

How can I help? Cody works to connect companies and employers interested in hiring Public Health students.

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Online Education

For prospective students interested in the MPH or MS in Population and Health Sciences, please email sph-inquiries@umich.edu with any application or admissions questions you may have. Members of the Student Affairs team are available to assist every step of the way. Feel free to contact Lisa Garber with any program-specific questions, such as curriculum, faculty and advising.

Lisa GarberLisa Garber, M.A., Population and Health Sciences MPH Program Manager
lfletch@umich.edu | 734-647-0074

How can I help? Lisa is available to assist prospective students with program-specific questions from curriculum to envisioning how the program can fit into your life. Once admitted to an online program, Lisa will be your point of contact for anything you need from Michigan Public Health, including onboarding, academic advising, degree progress, community engagement, and overall student services.

Kim Luzius, Assistant Director of Online Programs
kluzius@umich.edu | 734-763-5687

How can I help? Kim oversees online learning initiatives for the School of Public Health, including the design, development, launch, and growth of online MPH and MS in Population and Health Sciences. She works closely with faculty, instructional designers, media specialists, external partners, student services professionals, and other campus partners.

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Office of Undergraduate Education

For prospective students interested in Michigan Public Health undergraduate programs, please email sph-inquiries@umich.edu with any application or admissions questions you may have. Members of the Student Affairs team are available to assist every step of the way. Feel free to contact Jillian McConville with any program-specific questions, such as curriculum, faculty and advising.

Emily YouattEmily Youatt, Director of Undergraduate Education
youatt@umich.edu

How can I help? Dr. Youatt is the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Education. In addition to teaching the introductory public health course, she is responsible for the overall quality of the curriculum and the experience of students in the program. Dr. Youatt is available to meet with prospective or current students regarding questions or concerns about the program, or to hear about student's interest in the field of public health.

Jillian McConville, Program Manager
jmcconv@umich.edu

How can I help? Jillian is the academic advisor for the undergraduate program and provides guidance to prospective students. 

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Public Health Practice

Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health extends the university's resources to public health practitioners in governmental and community-based organizations and provides practice opportunities for Michigan Public Health students and faculty. Programs housed in Public Health Practice demonstrate the school's commitment to securing and strengthening Michigan's current and future public health practice community through student engagement, workforce development, and community engagement.

Sadé RichardsonSadé Richardson, Manager of Public Health Practice
richsade@umich.edu

How can I help? Sade is your go to for translating your classroom knowledge to practice through the Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) and for getting you engaged and connected with community partners.

kate wilhelmiKate Wilhelmi, Manager of Practice Programs
katewil@umich.edu

How can I help? Kate organizes and manages students involved in the university's Contact Tracing Corps, works alongside practice partners to curate opportunities to support student learning with the Applied Practice Experiences (APEx), and is involved with developing Interprofessional Education opportunities for students.

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