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Public Health Student Association (PHSA)

ISU Public Health Student Association (PHSA)

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The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is an official ISU student organization since the early 2000s. The purposes of PHSA are to organize graduate students in public health and health education, and to provide extra-curricular opportunities for networking, public service, and educational enhancement.

While PHSA is focused primarily on public health and health education, it is open to all Idaho State University students interested in health promotion and public health.

Benefits for Students Joining PHSA

Benefits of joining PHSA include, but are not limited to:

  • Resume Advantage – Club membership indicates additional commitment to your profession. Listing it on your resume gives you distinction; making you “stand out” from others. This is especially true for those who hold leadership positions.
  • Networking – You really do have opportunities to network with ISU alums in public health and others from whom you can learn about professional practice, as well as, make great connections for the future. Attending conferences helps network and keep you up to date on state and national affairs.
  • Increased Knowledge about Current Issues and Practices – become conversant beyond the classroom.
  • Attend State and National Conferences with Support from the Association, ASISU, and the Community – expand your horizons beyond Southeastern Idaho.


Please contact PHSA President (Contact Information Provided below) for more information or to request a membership form. There is no membership fee.

Monthly Meetings, Leadership & Service Opportunities

Generally, meetings are held monthly in throughout the school year. PHSA will be facilitating a trip to the American Public Health Association National conference in late-October, as well as fund raising opportunities. Additionally, PHSA will facilitate various opportunities to perform health care related service to enhance your networking and resume-building prospects. We also host various recreational activities throughout the year including pot luck dinners and a health themed Murder Mystery night. Please contact any one of the officers below for further information.

Current Officers


Brian Dickey

Vice President

Sarah Smith

Faculty Advisor

Melissa Caudle, MHE