Student Government and Organizations

You are invited to become a student leader in the GPH community by joining one of our student-run clubs or organizations or starting your own!  This is a wonderful way to become involved in a range of activities - outside of the classroom - with your classmates and future colleagues.

Student Governing Council

The Student Governing Council is the umbrella student organization for all student groups at the School of Global Public Health. The SGC is a group of GPH students (Undergraduate, MA, MS, MPH, and PhD students) elected to serve on behalf of the general GPH student body. The SGC works to foster a sense of community, promote leadership/professional development opportunities, and oversee the creation of new GPH student groups.

2018-19 Representatives

Undergraduate President: Nahiyan Maisha 

Graduate President: Amy Diawara

University Senator:

Undergraduate Representatives: Oishi Goswami, Judy Fordjuoh, Oyinda Abbey-Peter

Graduate Representatives: Malavika Kalarikkal-Puthoor, Anisha Pal, Cole Swartz, Dhawani Shah

PhD Representative: Temitope Ojo


 Connect with them SGC on Instagram and Facebook or email them at

GPH Clubs and Organizations

The School of Global Public Health OSAA, as well as the SGC, encourages your full participation in the student life of the School by engaging with one of the groups below. Please reach out to the Office of Student & Alumni Affairs for more information at

Bioethics @ NYU

Bioethics @ NYU is an undergraduate student-run organization that promotes interest in bioethics outside the classroom. The club is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all of NYU’s colleges and schools. Through facilitated discussion and debate, guest lectures, film screenings, and special events, students are encouraged to consider the multitude of bioethical issues facing our world today.

For more information visit our website and connect with us on Facebook.

Black Women's Health Collective (BWHC)

NYU’s Black Women Health Collective aims to support and encourage the leadership of Black women in public health. The mission of Black Women’s Health Collective is to connect Black women students and professionals in Public Health, while highlighting the experiences and opportunities related to Black women's health outcomes.

Connect with us on FacebookInstagram or by emailing us at

Community Preparedness & Response (CPR)

The mission of CPR is to serve as a platform for students to learn about emerging topics in disaster preparedness and response, advance their professional and career interests in the field, and gain specific emergency response and management skills. CPR encourages students of all concentrations to join in our events as we delve into issues encompassing local, state, national, and global emergency preparedness along with the implications for the populations most at risk. Through a series of training events, field trips, volunteering experiences, professional panels, and conferences, CPR aims to foster a community of NYU students with active bystanders skills to respond to emergencies at a moments notice. 

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E.X.C.E.L for Healthcare

E.X.C.E.L (Exuberant Communication Engagement Leaders) for Healthcare club believes that everyone is entitled to healthcare education in order to improve their holistic health. The club focuses on creating monthly health-related initiatives to align with the awareness months i.e. Black history month, women’s history month, alcohol awareness month, etc. These initiatives focus on creating safe and healthy spaces to exchange health education information, participate in healthy activities, bond with members of the community and become a healthier version of yourself. The club will also distribute health education information on social media platforms via videos, blog posts, and other digital media formats.

For more information contact club president Julyssa Jones at

Health and Human Rights Association

The Health & Human Rights Association is a student led organization that aims to foster community around issues of social justice within the New York University (NYU), New York City, and global community . We intend to raise awareness among NYU students, faculty, staff and other professionals  regarding the complete interdependence of health and human rights in order to bridge the gap between scholarship, research, policy, and practice.

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Mission for Mental Health (MMH)

Mission for Mental Health (MMH) is currently a one of its kind club at GPH with a sole focus on mental health. Our mission is to engage our fellow students, staff, faculty and the larger New York City community in discussions encompassing stigma, policy and health resources. We hope that our work ultimately leads to a better understanding of the many facets in mental health and begin to chip away at the stigmas surrounding a crucial, complicated aspect of wellbeing.

Connect with us on Facebook or by emailing us at

Nutrition Without Borders

The School of Global Public Health’s first student club dedicated to public health nutrition has been engaging the New York community since 2016. Founded in response to the World Food Programme’s “Counting the Beans” exhibit in the GPH student lounge, the club has taken an interdisciplinary approach to increase student involvement in domestic and global nutrition issues through advocacy, research, volunteering, and outreach. The club offers its members a platform for integrating their studies with their interests in public health nutrition and has a dedicated and active member base from a variety of concentrations, including public health nutrition, epidemiology, public health management, and global health. 

Over the years the club’s activities have included:

  • Building a vertical grow system for the hydroponic farm at the Los Sures food pantry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Visiting Square Roots, an entrepreneurial organization founded by Kimbal Musk, whose mission is to pioneer farming in climate-controlled storage containers in a Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, parking lot before expanding to other major U.S. cities
  • Helping with the Zero Hunger Cooking challenge put on by GPH every year
  • Hosting a nutrition professionals panel in order to expose current and incoming students to the professional possibilities in public health nutrition
  • Working with Kitchen Connection, an organization dedicated to eliminating food insecurity by working with chefs from different backgrounds in an online platform. NWB has collaborated with them on two different UN events
  • Meeting new GPH students at the Admitted Students Day luncheon and Research Expo club fair
  • Offering GPH students ideas for preparing food and eating healthy throughout grad school on the club’s blog


NYU Healthcare Consulting Organization (HCO)

NYU Healthcare Consulting Organization (HCO) is a team of passionate, skilled students, energized to gain exposure to and experience in the field of healthcare consulting, policy, and management. We aim to build a strong interdisciplinary team of students that mirrors the complex intricacies of the US healthcare system, who bring their interest in public health to create creative solutions to today’s healthcare problems. This student organization is centered around the professional development and relationship building of our members through informational panels, speaker events, and networking opportunities.

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Peer Health Exchange

We are a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing health equity and improving health outcomes for young people by teaching health workshops in under-resourced public high schools across NYC. Our mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions.

We love our social media! Like us on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information visit our website or email us at!

Sexual and Reproductive Health-Positive (SRH+)

NYU SRH+ is a student-led inclusive community dedicated to shifting the human sexuality paradigm by empowering sexual and reproductive choices and strengthening professional commitment for the future leaders of the sexual and reproductive health and rights field.

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Queer Health Task Force (QHTF)

QHTF is dedicated to promoting the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and others on the campus, in the curriculum, and in the community. By providing opportunities for learning, activism, and skills building, we work toward creating improved visibility of queer health issues and improved access to care. We believe that competent, informed care for LGBTQI people is integral to Public Health.

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Youth Mappers NYU

We are the NYU Chapter of Youthmappers, global network of universities who, in partnership with USAID, use web-based geospatial technology to contribute meaningful data to Open Street Maps. This data is used by humanitarian agencies for disaster relief, community development, public health emergencies, and more!

For more information visit the Youth Mappers website, connect with us on Twitter, or email us at