UF MPH Students as officers in the Student Section of the FPHA

Published: June 19th, 2012

Category: Uncategorized

Involvement from students in the University of Florida’s MPH program continues to have an impact in statewide and nationwide public health organizations. Jason Butler, the current president of the Florida Public Health Association Student Section (FPHA-SS), and Quinn Lundquist, FPHA-SS newsletter chair, worked with the American Public Health Association Student Assembly (APHA-SA) to publish their newsletter and make it available to over 6000 students across the nation. The special edition is the first affiliate partnership with APHA-SA, and UF MPH students were there to pave the way.


Florida Public Health Association Student Section (FPHA-SS) is a student-led organization dedicated to the advancement of those destined to be the next generation of public health professionals. The goals of FPHA-SS are to represent and serve students of public health and other health-related fields by connecting individuals who are interested in working together on public health and student-related issues.


The section also links students to volunteering, internship, and job opportunities at the state, local, and national level. Scholarships are also available through the section. The FPHA-SS newsletter provides a chance for students to share exciting projects they are working on and highlight stories to distribute to a wider audience.


APHA-SA has a vision to connect students at various public health institutes and encourage them to actively participate at the state and national level. Brittany Marshall, past-president of FPHA-SS and a global health student at the University of South Florida, is now involved with APHA-SA and helped to make sure FPHA-SS set the standard in this new endeavor.


Public health students are highly encouraged to get involved with FPHA-SS, as it provides these opportunities for a lower cost than most professional organizations. The cost is $15 per year for students to join.


Five executive officers of FPHA-SS are MPH students here at UF:


President: Jason Butler (2nd year Epidemiology)


Professional and Leadership Development Committee Chair: Nicole Dantes (2nd year Social and Behavioral Sciences)


Newsletter Committee Chair: Quinn Lundquist (2nd year Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Website Liaison: Kelli Nam (2nd year Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Campus Representative: Kathryn Brandt (2nd year Public Health Management & Policy)


To view the special edition newsletter: