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Student Health Advisory Board

The Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, Deans of Students, and the UChicago Student Wellness Leadership Team.

SHAB’S purpose is to work collaboratively on issues concerning university student health, counseling, wellness, and insurance. Every third year, SHAB will give particular attention to reviewing the insurance plan options for the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP). Students on the board play a key role in collecting student feedback and influencing the ongoing development of  UChicago Student Wellness programs and services. SHAB students will also be ambassadors to the student body to deliver messages that the committee feels are important.

SHAB has three subcommittees that focus on outreach, education, and student feedback.

Below is the current list of SHAB members as well as a list of members from previous years.

2019-2020 SHAB MEMBERS

UChicago Student Wellness

  • Marius Commodore, Medical Director for UChicago Student Wellness
  • Julie Edwards, SHAB Chair and Director of Health Promotion
  • Marc Ehman, Executive Director, Student Experience and the Wellness Center
  • Bria Kaufman, Program Coordinator, Campus and Student Life
  • Meeta Kumar, Director of Student Counseling
  • Deb Pratt, Administrative Director, Student Counseling Service
  • Mario Polizzi, Assistant Vice President, Student Services

Undergradute Students

Graduate Students

Campus Partners

  • Julie Penn, Assistant Director, Office of College Community Standards
  • Jesse Landstrom, Associate Director of Student Affairs and Academic Services, The Law School
  • Meredith Muir, Assistant Director for Student and Faculty Services, Financial Mathematics
  • Joyce Kuechler, Associate Dean of Students, Humanities Division
  • Belinda Cortez Vazquez, Associate Dean of Students in the University for Student Affairs and Director of Student Emergency Response Systems
  • Trenity Tigner, Assistant Director, Financial Administration, UChicagoGRAD
  • Denise Slavinski, Operations Manager, English Language Institute


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