Health Equity Hub @ CPH

Health equity is embedded in all that we do in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. That is why we are launching the Health Equity Hub, which will serve as the nexus and home for our efforts to improve public health for all. The Hub will be at the intersection of teaching, research, and service in the College.

Signature Programs

Health Equity Fellows

Bridging service, research, and faculty-student mentorship, the Health Equity Fellows program launched in Spring 2021. Through a competitive process, CPH students are invited to propose a community project and will receive a faculty mentor and stipend to support the development of their work. The projects, undertaken in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), must focus on health equity or the elimination of health disparities in a Georgia community.

How to Apply

The College of Public Health is accepting Applications for the Health Equity Fellows Cohort of 2023.

Six Health Equity Fellows will be chosen to serve during the 2022-2023 academic year. If selected, students will receive a $1,000 stipend from the College to support them in their work. Fellows also receive a faculty mentor and will participate in a peer learning community as a cohort. Final projects will be presented in a symposium held April 2023. Please submit an application by 5pm on September 2, 2022 for full consideration.

Log into Google Forms application here

Please contact Rebecca Baskam at for information. Download the Health Equity Fellows flyer here. Learn more about the Aug. 23 program info session here.

Learn about Past Recipients

Meet our 2022 Class of Health Equity Fellows

  • Vanessa Diokpara, MPH candidate, health policy & management concentration
  • Leila Farist, MPH candidate, epidemiology & biostatistics concentration
  • Kristi Sprowl, Doctor of Public Health candidate
  • Pryce Nwabude, MPH candidate, health policy & management concentration
  • Sloane Sengson, health promotion major (or BSHP or BS in health promotion student)

Presentations from our inaugural 2021 cohort of CPH Health Equity Fellows can be viewed below:

Social Determinants of Health Certificate (Coming Soon)

The College’s Office of Outreach, Engagement, and Equity is developing a Social Determinants of Health Certificate for Academic Year 2020-2021. This certificate will provide students with skill sets in public health on topics of racial and social justice, health equity, health disparities, and interdisciplinary approaches to solving public health problems.