Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

The University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Tau Chapter of Delta Omega was established in 1987 and has over 400 members.

The Delta Omega Honorary Society was founded in 1924 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health to promote excellence and recognize accomplishments in public health. There are over 100 chapters worldwide with 20,000 individual members throughout the US and abroad.


  • Tau Chapter 2021 Officers

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    Alison Oberne, Ph.D., MPH, MA, CPH, President

    • Director of BSPH Program; Instructor II
    • Delta Omega Member since 2010
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    Somer Burke, MPH, CPH, Past-President

    • Assistant Director, Experiential Learning, Academic and Student Affairs
    • Delta Omega Member since 2007
    • Delta Omega National Executive Committee, Member-at-Large, 2018-2019
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  • Membership

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    A National Executive Committee administers Delta Omega while each chapter conducts the principal Delta Omega activities. For information about Delta Omega, please visit

    The chapters elect new members each year from three categories:

    1. Students who are candidates for a degree in public health,
    2. Faculty members at the school of public health, and
    3. Alumni actively engaged in public health work

    Elections are based on outstanding performance in: scholarship and leadership in students, teaching and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni. Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people. Inductions take place each year during National Public Health Week. Nominations to Delta Omega are faculty-driven. 

  • Student Awards | Delta Omega Society

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    2021 Awardees 


    Olga Aranzabal
    Rachel Boone  
    Yuchan Cao  
    Gillian Cline  
    Erin Mae Dimanlig  
    Jessica Follmer  
    Camryn Henry  
    Recquel James
    Cayla Karran  
    Arooj Khan  
    Daniella Montero  
    Alexia Renaud  
    Chiara Simeoni
    Veronica Soler-Torres  
    Daniel Sun
    Brooke Walter
    Ging Nua Yu


    Lakese Brown
    Acadia Buro
    Keith Chartier  
    Stacia Clowes  
    Erik Cohen  
    Jeremiah Corrigan  
    Kristina Hamp  
    Stephanie Hogue  
    Joshua Ingle  
    Mitchell Jaskela  
    Di Kang  
    Lauren Kiskunes  
    Marica Kneusel  
    Patty Lewandowski  
    William Lucas  
    Joanna Mackie  
    Kayla Nembhard 
    Zoefrancis Pointer  
    Diana Prieto
    Silvia Sommariva
    Rafaella Stein Elger


    Abu-Sayeef Mirza


    Elizabeth Dunn 
    Ismael Hoare 

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