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.
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
Josie Caskey is a second year MPH student from West Des Moines, Iowa. She did her undergrad here at The University of Iowa and graduated with a BA in Health Promotion in May 2017. She is interested in obesity prevention and hopes to work in the areas of physical activity and nutrition in the future.
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
Lindsey Norman is a second year MPH student from Clinton, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in May 2017 with a BA in Health Promotion with a double emphasis in Global Health and Fitness and Wellness Promotion. She currently works at the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. Her interests include global health, nutrition, and working with underserved populations.
Sarah Murray – Professional Development