The mission of the Association of GSPH shall be to serve the academic and social needs of the association members, to serve as liaison between graduate students, the administration, staff and faculty, to encourage and promote community involvement by association members, and to stimulate interest in and advance the profession of public health.


The membership of GSPH consists of all graduate students within the School of Public Health.


Academic & Career Committee (ACC)

  • Basic professional development skills: CV/resume, cover letter, interview advice, presentation advice and practice, grant writing, etc.
  • Connections with PH professionals in the DC Metro Area, Baltimore Region, State Level, UMD SPH Alumni
  • Mentoring program with UMD SPH Alumni and/or local public health practitioners

ACC Chair, Daniel Shill: dshill@terpmail.umd.edu

Social & Peer Engagement Committee (SPEC)

  • Peer networking
  • Non-academic social events
  • Midterm or finals stress management: yoga, or other exercise activities
  • Interest-specific gatherings (e.g., journal clubs, action groups, etc.)

SPEC Chair, Surbhi Sardana: ssardana@umd.edu

Community Partnerships Committee (CPC)

  • Service learning and volunteer activities 
  • Community engagement and research
  • Fieldwork opportunities

CPC Chair, Ashley Pantaleao: apantale@umd.edu


For more information about GSPH, please contact the 2018-2019 Executive Board:

GSPH shared account: umd.gsph@gmail.com

President, Jessica Gleason: jgleason@umd.edu

Vice President, Dane DeSilva: ddesilva@terpmail.umd.edu

Director of Financial Affairs and Public Relations, Izidora "Izzie" Scracic: izidora@terpmail.umd.edu

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