Resources for Current and Prospective Students

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Student support

At UNE, we are dedicated to fully preparing our students to join the 21st century public health workforce. To do so, we are committed to providing students with the highest level of academic and personal support possible. UNE’s online public health programs were created with the working professional in mind, and as such we realize that students may need easy access to resources that can help them manage the degree requirements, along with their career and home life.

Student resources – a quick list

UNE offers a variety of academic, technical, and administrative support to assist you

As soon as you begin your application, a dedicated Enrollment Counselor will guide you throughout the entire application process. Upon entering the program, our Student Support Specialist will be there to provide support and answer any questions you may have – from questions on textbooks, to registration, to financial aid and more. This support is provided in addition to the tremendous support you receive from program staff, your academic advisor, course instructors and fellow classmates.

Public Health program support

Your student support specialist is your contact within the UNE. They will help you with:

  • Notifications about textbooks and other course resources
  • Posting announcements about course or schedule revisions

You’re encouraged to contact your student support specialist for:

  • Assistance with course registration
  • Change of address, phone, or email
  • If you are having difficulty contacting a faculty member
  • If you have difficulty navigating the course site or using course tools
  • General course information or questions

Your Public Health Student Support Specialists

  • Emily Roach, Student Support Specialist, UNE

    Emily Roach

    Student Support Specialist
    (207) 221-4949 |

    Emily ensures success for the Master of Public Health student populations.

  • Lisa Ginn, Student Support Specialist for Public Health

    Lisa Shaker

    Student Support Specialist
    (207) 221-4964 |

    Lisa ensures success for the Master of Public Health student populations.

Student Association for Public Health (SAPH)

UNE’s Student Association for Public Health was formed in the 2009-2010 academic year by public health students aiming to open the lines of communication between faculty and students, and to participate in the development of the public health program.

SAPH is intended to be the voice of the students. Participation in SAPH allows students to communicate their thoughts and recommendations about the public health curriculum. All students accepted into the Public Health Program are automatically granted membership in SAPH.

Member meetings are conducted online and recorded, at the direction of the SAPH President, using the free web-conferencing and collaboration tool available through UNE called Blackboard Collaborate.

The President of SAPH, or an appointed representative, is an invited member of the SCPH Advisory Committee and SCPH Program Faculty Meetings. Students are encouraged to forward their ideas and discussion topics to the President and other officers. Comments and suggestions can also be forwarded directly to the Program Manager, Laudan Ghayebi (

Click here for more about the Student Association for Public Health.

Ghana health partnership and immersion program

africamap The Mission of the Ghana Health Partnership (GHP) is to improve the health care capacity and advance health status for the population of Ghana through joint and collaborative research, education and programs in health promotion, care management, and workforce development. UNE, the Ghana Health Service, the University of Cape Coast, and several US based health organizations have all partnered in this movement.

The Ghana Health Mission began in 1996 at the University of Massachusetts, and it was brought to UNE in 2008. Since its inception, UNE missions have included interprofessional teams of health professions students and faculty.

Click here to learn more about the Ghana immersion program.


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