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Student Organizations


AcademyHealth was established in June 2000 quickly becoming the preeminent professional society for health services researchers and health policy analysts. In 2012, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health became one of only 32 colleges and universities in the United States to establish an AcademyHealth student chapter. The purpose of the AcademyHealth student chapter is to acquaint students with the fields of health services research and health policy and facilitate learning opportunities through interaction with health services and policy researchers and practitioners. The aim of the chapter is to connect students with national and regional resources in order to keep them abreast of the latest developments, research, methodologies, and opportunities in the field. AcademyHealth student chapter membership is open to all students at Georgia Southern University who have an interest in health services researcher and health policy. For more information contact Dr. Gulzar Shah.

Delta Omega

In October 2011, JPHCOPH received an official charter to establish the Gamma Theta Chapter of Delta Omega. Founded in 1924, Delta Omega is a national honor society existing to encourage research and scholarship among graduate students of public health and to recognize attainment and achievement in the field of public health. Each spring, the Gamma Theta chapter holds an induction of students, faculty, alumni and honorary members based on high academic standards and outstanding performance in scholarship, teaching, research and community service. For more information about Delta Omega, please visit the National Chapter’s website at For questions regarding the Gamma Theta Chapter, please email our Executive Board at

Public Health Student Association

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) received recognition as an “official student organization” from the Dean of Students at Georgia Southern University in 2007. The purpose of the PHSA is to: (a) promote public health interests among students at Georgia Southern University (b) To build and sustain a strong network of graduates of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, (c) To foster strong student-faculty relationships for promoting academics, and (d) To engage with the surrounding community through volunteering and provision of services. The PHSA is open to all students at Georgia Southern University who have an interest in the field of public health. Meetings are held monthly.

Last updated: 10/27/2018