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The following Academic Advisors serve the public health undergraduate students:

Main campus students with last names A-G. 

Ash Pendleton

Ash Gagliano

520-621-8313 (COPH Main Office)

Main campus students with last names H-O. 

Makele White

Makele White

520-626-3200 (COPH Main Office)

Main campus students with last names P-Z. 

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson

520-626-3200 (COPH Main Office)

Arizona Online students

Abba Kris Maria Versace

Abba Kris Maria Versace

520-626-3200 (COPH Main Office)

Academic advisors meet with public health students by appointment and by drop-in hours during regular business hours. Advising by email is also available. Available appointment slots can be found here: Trellis Advise.

Students not affiliated with the Bachelor of Science with a major in Public Health or the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice must complete an information session before meeting with a Public Health advisor. 

  • Declaring the Public Health major, click here.
  • Declaring the Wellness and Health Promotion Practice major, click here (instructions are in the middle of the page).

Advising by Appointment 

  • Students sign up for a virtual appointment by selecting an available slot on Trellis Advise
  • In-person appointments will be available upon request; please email your assigned advisor directly to coordinate.
  • The 30 minute private appointment is with the student's assigned academic advisor (determined by campus and last name).
  • The advising appointments are intended for more complex or multi-question advising, for example, four year course planning, study abroad planning, probation meetings, SAP appeals, degree audits, questions regarding out-of-state transfer courses.

Virtual Advising by Drop-In 

Spring 2024 Virtual Drop-In Advising Availability
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday  n/a  2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 12 noon                   2:00pm - 3:30pm (temporarily unavailable)
Wednesday 10am - 12 noon  2:00pm - 3:30pm 
Thursday 10am - 12 noon   2:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday  n/a   n/a

Drop-In Advising - Virtual (using video-conferencing)

  • Students log into the Zoom meeting (link provided via Trellis Advise). Students are seen based on the order they enter the Zoom waiting room, on a first come, first seen manner.
  • The 10-15 minute quick and private session is with the on-call academic advisor.
  • Note: These virtual meetings utilize Zoom. Students can join meetings using Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or smart phone.

Drop-in advising is intended for less complex or one question advising, for example, help adding one course to semester schedule, turning in preceptor or independent study paperwork, questions on Arizona university/community college transfer courses.

To make the most of time with your advisor, come prepared!

The following links may be useful to you as you prepare for your advising meeting: 

Students can also visit The Hub for up-to-date information on registration information, email and communication tips, and other advising resources.

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