Undergraduate Public Health Committee

This committee is a student think tank and incubator of public health initiatives on campus. Our initiatives focus on addressing the physical health/nutritional, community health, environmental health, and sexual health needs of students through education, public awareness campaigns, and student support programs. We work closely with different departments on campus including Health Initiatives and Stamps Health Services, student organizations involved in health advocacy and education, such as pre-health organizations, and other groups involved in public health advocacy on and around campus.

Contact the Public Health Committee: sga.health.wellbeing@gmail.com

Committee Leadership

Julia Johnson (She/Her)
Public Health Committee Co-Chair

Julia is a third year Public Policy and Biology major from Thomasville, Georgia. During her second year, she served on the Housing Committee, the Alumni Committee, and as the Public Health Team Lead in SGA’s Health and Wellbeing Committee, and she’s looking forward to working with Amogh to pursue greater public health advocacy across the Georgia Tech community. Outside of SGA, Julia is involved with Georgia Tech’s Undergraduate Public Health Association, EPIC Intentions consulting, and undergraduate research on women’s reproductive health and evolving reproductive technologies. 

In her free time, you can find Julia on her front porch reading, spending time with friends, cooking, and gardening. She also enjoys going for walks and spending time at Piedmont Park petting strangers’ dogs.

Amogh Gadekar (He/Him)
Public Health Committee Co-Chair

Amogh is a second-year Neuroscience major and Health, Medicine, and Society minor from Alpharetta, GA. Amogh’s interest and enthusiasm lies in health sciences and serving the public through advocacy in public health. Amogh’s leadership experience consists of being the Director of Outreach for The COVID Conversation and the External Outreach Coordinator for the Georgia Tech Neuroscience Student Advisory Council. Wanting to focus closer with the Georgia Tech campus and community, Amogh is excited to serve and promote the health and well-being of students through SGA.

In his free time, Amogh loves to listen to music, watch new movies, and try new experiences from eating new foods to traveling to learning a new language. Aside from this, he enjoys playing sports, especially soccer and basketball. He also loves spending time with friends and family!

Health and Well-being Resources

Student Health Council

Co-Chairs: Julia Johnson (She/Her) and Amogh Gadekar (He/Him)

The Student Health Council was formed in August 2020 as a student advisory group to the Health and Well-being Committee on community and public health issues on Georgia Tech’s campus. This past year, the Council has primarily focused on COVID-19 advocacy. For the 2021 – 22 year, the Student Health Council will shift its focus to addressing the wide variety of well-being issues facing our campus community, and will partner with organizations around campus to advocate for community health and to raise awareness of the importance of public health on campus.

Contact the Student Health Council: sga.health.wellbeing@gmail.com