Office for Student Engagement and Practice
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
- Student Affairs (Admissions, Student Life, Registrar)
- Career Development
- Online Education
- Undergraduate Education
- Public Health Practice
Emily Youatt, Assistant Dean Office of Student Engagement and Practice
How can I help? Dr. Youatt is the Assistant Dean Office of Student Engagement and Practice and 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.
For prospective students seeking help with the application or admissions processes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 | email@example.com | 734-763-3860
Rachel Casanova, Director of Student Affairs
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 Carroll, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Mary Beth oversees admissions processing and application review coordination for the degree programs administered through the Office for Student Engagement and Practice, and leads the overall recruitment strategy.
Recruitment and Admissions
Joyce Pu, Admissions Processing Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce coordinates the graduate MPH/MHSA application processing. She also manages the I-20 verification and issuing process for matriculated MPH/MHSA students. Joyce comes to us from Rackham Graduate School where she worked for over eight years.
Karla Baker, Admissions Processing Specialist, email@example.com
Karla contributes to the graduation MPH/MHSA application processing as well as leads the undergraduate application review. Karla has over 10 years of experience in higher education and has worked closely with college students as they navigate various student business activities
Dani Koel, Student Life Program Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | 1734 SPH I | 734-763-0791
How can I help? Dani assists with student life programming, communications, and student organizations.
Beth Cable, Student Success Coach
email@example.com | 1734 SPH I | 734-764-3609
How can I help? Beth offers one-on-one coaching, supports student communities, and assists with student life programming.
Steve Molnar, Registrar
firstname.lastname@example.org | 734-615-4308
How can I help? Steve 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.
Central CAPS office as their main resource:
email@example.com | 734-764-8312 (24hrs)
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 734-763-3918
Ari Renda: Career Services Associate Director
Maddie Houston: Career Services Coordinator
How can I help? Maddie collaborates with SPH students through individual and group coaching on career development topics to support professional success. (email@example.com)
Stefani Anderson: Career Services Coordinator
How can I help? Stefani collaborates with SPH students through individual and group coaching on career development topics to support professional success. She also leads out experiential learning, internship funding, and supports data needs. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For prospective students interested in the MPH or MS in Population and Health Sciences, please email email@example.com 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 Garber, M.A., Population and Health Sciences Program Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | 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, Ed.D., Assistant Director of Online Programs
email@example.com | 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.
Office of Undergraduate Education
For prospective students interested in Michigan Public Health undergraduate programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Jillian McConville, Program Manager
How can I help? Jillian is the academic advisor for the undergraduate program and provides guidance to current public health undergraduate students.
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 Richardson, Director of Strategic Initiatives
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.