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Public Health Minority Association (PHMA)      

"staying unlimited in the movement" 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  

We have great things planned for our members this year and hope that you get involved!! Stay tuned!

Our Mission:

We are a student organization that seeks to enrich the educational experience of minority public health students by engendering an environment where academic and professional excellence can coincide with minority interests. PHMA serves as a liaison between minority public health students and community leaders, in an effort to foster a sense of community, encouraging leadership while cultivating a sense of purpose within the field of public health.

Our Motto:

PHMA believes that by “staying unlimited in the [public health] movement” we will be able to positively impact the lives of students as well as the surrounding community and its members by focusing on three central themes:

  • Community Engagement
  • Professional/Educational Development
  • Mentorship

Current Officers:

  • Obianuju Oziri, President
  • Leah Odame-Bamfo,  Vice President
  • Miranda Ellinghaus, Secretary
  • Curtizia Alexander, Treasurer
  • Sandy-Asari Hogan, Alumni Relations and Founder


Portal Information


The Public Health Minority Association is a student organization that
seeks to encourage the professional and educational development of students,inspire service in the public interest, foster education within underrepresented communities on the prevention of disease and promotion of health and identify and represent the interests of marginalized communities.



Group Email

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Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.

All individuals that support the mission, vision, and purpose of the organization are welcome.

Frequency of Elections

Yearly, Semesterly, Officers Appointed, etc.


Timeframe for Elections

What Month/Time of Year do Elections Occur?

Spring Semester

Number of Active Members


President Name

Obianuju Oziri

Vice President's Name

Leah Odame-Bamfo

Treasurer's Name

Curtizia Alexander

Secretary's Name

Miranda Ellinghaus

Advisor Name

Dr. Karen Bell

Advisor School Title

Assistant Professor