The mission of Student Health Promotion is to provide transformational learning opportunities for students; through services, programs and student engagement to create health and well-being at Georgia State University and the global community.
Public health and population level health approaches are used to address the health of the student population through multidisciplinary strategies.
- Utilize effective health communication strategies that encourage healthy behavior.
- Conduct research that informs practice and contributes knowledge to health promotion in higher education.
- Provide training and educational opportunities that are strategically designed and evaluated to meet the health needs of Georgia State University students.
- Build community capacity and maintain collaborative partnerships to advocate for and advance the health of individual students and the entire student population.
- Develop and implement evidence-informed and theory-driven strategies addressing priority health issues, impediments to academic success and overall well-being.
- Embrace (empower, collaborate with) the diverse communities on campus to ensure all students are provided have convenient and equal access to timely, high quality, affordable services.
Tammy Turner serves as the Associate Director of Student Wellness and oversees Student Health Promotion and Student Victim Assistance. Tammy earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Georgia State University, her MPH from Emory University and her undergraduate degree from Millersville University, in her home state of Pennsylvania.
Tammy started her college health career as a peer health educator in college and a health educator at Georgia State. After a few years as the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator at Georgia Institute of Technology Tammy returned to Georgia State to serve in her current role. Tammy has infused her research with social media into programs and services for #BeWellPanthers.
Margaret Olson is the Health Educator with Student Health Promotion on the Atlanta campus. Margaret earned her Master of Public Health from Emory University, and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota.
Margaret joined the Student Health Promotion team in July 2022, she enjoys interacting with Georgia State students at outreach events and teaching them about health and wellness. Margaret’s focus areas include alcohol and other drug prevention and education, consent education and sexual health education. When not at work, Margaret likes spending time hiking, knitting and hanging out with her dog Lulu.
Camila Pham is the Health Educator with Student Health Promotion for the Perimeter campus locations. Camila earned her Master of Public Health degree at Florida International University and her Bachelor of Health Education at the University of Florida.
Camila joined the Student Health Promotion team in November 2017, she enjoys engaging with students during outreach events, workshops and collaborations. Her favorite health topics include sleep, stress management and sexual health. When Camila is not working, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family, finding good spots to enjoy a meal and gardening.