2020-2021 Student Council

On behalf of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Student Council, welcome to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences! The College of Public Health is full of inspired students wishing to make a difference in the health and well being of the community. The COPH Student Council hopes to serve as a voice and liaison for these students, while also organizing service events to help students get involved.

The mission of the UAMS College of Public Health Student Council is to advance the interests of enrolled students in the COPH, to serve as an exemplar of public health values and principles, to assist in the development of policies for students, to determine ways to communicate policies to students, to select representatives to appropriate College committees, and to assist in planning student affairs. More information can be found in our College Governance.

The COPH Student Council will tentatively meet the second Tuesday of a given month, and all COPH students are welcome to attend and make their voices heard.

Please refer to emails, and our COPH Facebook page to stay connected with our upcoming meetings, service projects, and fundraisers this year, and feel free to contact the Student Council with any ideas, concerns, or if you just want to find out how to be more involved!

President – Jon Gravely
Vice President – Alice Gardner
Secretary –Harper Purifoy
SGA Representative – Kiwanna Norwood
Sergeant at Arms – vacant
IPE Representatives – vacant

Kristy Caldwell, DrPH, MPH
Alyssa Hamilton, MPH


Other organizations for public health students include the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Public Health Student Caucus (PHSC), the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Arkansas Public Health Association (ArPHA).