Student Groups

Undergraduate Public Health (PHUSG)

The Undergraduate Student Government facilitates and encourages the interests and activities of all undergraduate students in Newcomb-Tulane college. The group plans roundtable discussions, social activities, fundraisers, and Public Health Week–a celebration of public health including information on staying healthy, food, guest speakers, and activities. PHUSG works to better the public health experience on campus and supports Tulane USG. Interested students may apply and go through an interview process for the following positions:  freshmen representative, junior representative, senior representative, events chair, communications chair, and alumni chair.

  • President: Julie Cornfield
  • Vice President: Sahil Inaganti
  • Treasurer: Didi Ikeji
  • Advisor: Elizabeth Langlois

For more information, email Julie Cornfield.

Global Health Collaborative (GHC)

The Global Health Collaborative aims to create a community for both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in getting involved with the field of global health. Opportunities to get involved will include seminars and workshops on how to start your global health career as well as campus involvement. We want to provide a platform for students to discuss and learn about global health and its advancements.

  • Co-President: Medhavi Patwardhan
  • Co-president: Evie Wrenson
  • Treasurer: Dora Pungan
  • Secretary: Danielle Dror
  • Communication Chair: Janaki Sundaresan
  • Events Chair: Charlotte Rieckhoff

For more information, email Medhavi Patwardhan

Public Health Society (PHS)

The Tulane University Public Health Society was founded in the Spring of 2006. The organization offers a fun way for students to keep up to date on developments and issues in the field of public health and find out about new and opportunities at Tulane. PHS activities include: movie screenings, guest speakers, and volunteer projects. PHS also serves as an information source for students about opportunities for graduate studies, career information, and information on summer programs.

  • President: Paige Montfort
  • Treasurer: Erika Massaro
  • Advisor: Liz Langlois
  • Secretary: Oliva Gotte
  • Vice President: Leah Barry
  • PR Chair: Carissa Bruton

For more information contact Paige Montfort

Infectious Disease Club

Infectious Disease Journal Club is an informal, weekly club to give students interested in infectious disease the chance to meet and talk. We read short papers for group discussion, as well as host events and bring in speakers. It is also a great opportunity to get involved in research projects, make connections with professors, and gain leadership experience.

  • President: Alex Jaouiche
  • Treasurer: Kyra Stanton
  • Advisor: Lina Moses
  • Secretary: Bethany Hallenborg
  • Secretary: Evelyn Wrenson

For more information contact Alex Jaouchie

Public Health Zine (PHZ)

The Public Health Zine (PHZ) presents an evidence-based, comprehensive snapshot of pressing campus health issues through a monthly theme. They are a publication dedicated to creating a campus-wide conversation around student health and wellness.

With open calls for submissions around a variety of themes, the PHZ is an opportunity for students to publish art, narratives, and evidence-based work. The PHZ is published online and through physical distribution to the entire campus. Submissions are reviewed by an editorial board. Student involvement ranges from submitting one piece a year to serving on the board. Read the BSPH newsletter for calls for submissions. Previous issues can be viewed at

Disclaimer: this is not an official Tulane University sponsored publication. The views and opinions contained herein by the various authors do not necessarily reflect the official views, opinions, or policy of Tulane administrators, staff or faculty. All material contained herein are the views and opinions of students, and may not reflect the views of all

For more information on how to get involved, contact Alexis Martin