CBH Student Association

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.

2018-2019 Officers

Monisa Saravanan – President

Monisa Saravanan is a second-year MPH student from Dubuque, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa in May of 2017 with a BS in Human Physiology, and minors in Global Health and Psychology. She hopes to eventually attend medical school and work in family medicine or pediatrics, with a focus on global health. 

Josie Caskey- Vice President


Brianne Miller – Co-Social Chair

Brianne Miller is a second-year undergrad to grad MPH student from Fairbank, Iowa. She graduated with a BA in Health and Human Physiology from the University of Iowa in May 2018. Her primary area of interest is maternal and child health.

Kyra Sorenson – Co-Social Chair

Kyra Sorenson is a second-year MPH student from Hanlontown, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2018 with a BA in Health Promotion while participating in the undergrad to grad program in the College of Public Health. Kyra currently works as a Health Promotion Assistant for University of Iowa Student Health and Wellness and serves as a Graduate Student Ambassador for the college.

Whitney Bash-Brooks – Service Co-Chair


Lindsey Norman – Public Relations


Sarah Murray – Professional Development



Questions or comments? Contact Torrie Malichky. This page was last reviewed on June 26, 2018.