Office of Academic Advising

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The Office of Advising and Student Success provides leadership and guidance in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive academic success program and initiatives for all SPHTM graduate students, promoting a culture of persistence and retention.

This office also comprehensively monitors student academic success; provides professional guidance, consultation, and expertise related to academic services and related technology; and develops and manages academic advising processes to ensure student success. The office will also coordinate services for the SPHTM Writing and Tutoring Center. The Office of Advising and Student Success maintains regular contact with students, using multiple communication platforms, such as phone, email, instant messaging, and Zoom meetings.

Contact the Office of Academic Advising at with general questions.

Advisors & Director

    Shallene Joseph

    • Biostatistics and Data Science: MS and MSPH
    • Online DrPH in Leadership, Advocacy, and Equity
    • Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences: MPH in Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Health Education and Communication, and Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences
    • Non-degree seeking students

    Michael Fox
    Academic and Student Success Advisor

    • Environmental Health Sciences: MPH in Environmental Health Sciences,  Disaster Management,  and Industrial Hygiene (residential and online); MPH in Disaster Management, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Environmental Health, and Occupational Health and Safety Management (online only)
    • International Health and Sustainable Development: MPH in International Health and Sustainable Development

    Ruth Fruge
    Academic and Student Success Advisor

    • Health Policy and Management: Master of Health Administration (residential and online); MPH in Health Policy, and Health Systems Management
    • Epidemiology: MPH in Epidemiology, MS in Epidemiology, MS in Clinical Investigation
    • Tropical Medicine: MS in Tropical Medicine, MPTH&TM

    Whtitney Smith
    Academic and Student Success Advisor

    Community Health Sciences, online and residential programs