The Community and Behavioral Health Student Association was established to provide opportunities for professional development, service oriented outreach and social events for students. CBHSA aims to create unity among all students in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health by serving as a means of communication between students, faculty, the College of Public Health, and the community.
Aims and Functions
- Develop a sense of community among all students and staff in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health
- Expand opportunities for student professional development
- Facilitate student dialogue with local, state, and national organizations
All CBHSA sponsored events are open to students studying Community and Behavioral Health. Elections for officer positions are held twice a year. Contact an officer for more information.
Madeline Mueller – President
Madeline Mueller is a second-year Community and Behavioral Health MPH student from Pella, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a BS in Child, Adult, and Family Services and an English minor. Her interests include maternal, child health, and health education. She hopes to use her degree in the nonprofit field to encourage health education and strengthen communities.
Abby Powell – Vice President
Abby Powell is a second-year MPH student from Jesup, Iowa. Abby is in the very first class of undergrad to grad students in the College of Public Health. She completed 12 hours towards her MPH while finishing her bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa in May 2017.
Brian Paul – Social Chair
Brian Paul is a second-year MPH student from Bettendorf, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in May of 2016 with a BS in Human Physiology, Spanish minor, and Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science. Brian is involved in research related to cleft lip and palate at the basic science and clinical levels. With future plans of attending medical school, he hopes to combine his educational experiences to work in global health, specifically with international surgical mission trips.
Wensday Worth – Service Chair
Wensday is a second-year MPH student in Community and Behavioral Health. She was born and raised in Ottumwa, IA and graduated from University of Iowa with her BS in Psychology in 2014. She is currently working on a couple projects within the department including Active Ottumwa and Healthy Schools, Healthy Students. Wensday plans to use her degree to improve substance abuse treatment and reduce mental health stigmas within communities.
Samantha Kloft – Public Relations
Samantha is a second-year MPH in Community and Behavioral Health Student from Dubuque, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Psychology in 2015. Samantha is currently serving as a Peace Corps Campus Ambassador for the University of Iowa.