The College of Public Health Graduate Student Association at the University of Iowa was established to expand opportunities in professional development and outreach, discuss student issues, and create a greater sense of community for all students in the College of Public Health.
Aims and Functions
- Develop a sense of community among all graduate students in the College of Public Health
- Coordinate communication among student organizations in the College of Public Health
- Expand opportunities for student professional development
- Facilitate student dialogue with local, state, and national organizations
Membership is open to all students enrolled in a CPH graduate degree program. Contact an officer for more information. Meetings are held twice a month, and meeting minutes are available.
CPHGSA Board (2020-2021)
President: Monica Ahrens
Monica Ahrens is a fifth year Biostatistics PhD Student. She has a BS in mathematics from the University of Iowa. She is currently working on developing methods for Survival Data Analysis in addition to teaching Introduction to Biostatistics. This is Monica’s third year as a member or CPHGSA, and she is looking forward to continuing her service to the student body again.
Vice President: Austin Wu
Austin Wu is a second-year MPH in Policy student here at the College of Public Health. In addition to his academic activities, he also serves as an at-large commissioner on the Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission. In his free time, he enjoys folk music, bicycling, and breakfast food.
Vice President: Anna Correa
Anna Correa is an Undergrad to Grad student in the Community and Behavioral Health MPH program. Anna serves as the President of Iowa Agni (a South Asian a capella group on campus), a student representative on the University Lecture Committee, and a voting ambassador with Hawk the Vote. She enjoys cooking, people, and KenKen puzzles.
Vice President: Leighton Hill
Leighton Hill is a second-year MPH in Epidemiology student in the College of Public Health. She is looking forward to serving on CPHGSA and helping to connect students across departments. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and listening to music.
Treasurer: Eldon Sorensen
Eldon Sorensen is a second-year MS student in Biostatistics here at the College of Public Health. He is new to student government but is looking forward to working with everyone. In his free time, he enjoys running and playing video games and card games.
Communications/Web master: Nick D’Antonio
Nick D’Antonio is a second year MS student in Industrial Hygiene under the department of Occupational Environmental Health. I’m looking forward to the school year and hope we can improve student life where possible. In his free time, he enjoy playing sports, reading, and fishing.
CPHGSA Representatives (2020-2021)
Biostatistics: Elliot Burghardt
Biostatistics: Monica Ahrens
Community and Behavioral Health: Anna Correa
Epidemiology: Leighton Hill
Health Management and Policy: Austin Wu
Occupational and Environmental Health: Nick D’Antonio