Delta Omega Honorary Society

Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to increasing the quality of the field, as well as to the protection and advancement of the health of all people. Members are inducted to each chapter by a selective process that considers their outstanding performance and devotion to the field. 

Faculty and staff should work with Division Heads to submit nominations for the 2017 class of inductees by March 6, 2017. National guidelines for yearly inductions can be found here.

Delta Omega | Pi Chapter Membership (Founded in 1985)

Total Membership = 862 Members (156 faculty + 209 alumni + 488 students + 9 honorary)

The Pi Chapter is led by chapter president William Toscano and chapter secretary Traci Toomey.



Abhirup Datta | PhD
Community Health Promotion
Etonde E. Awaah | MPH
Environmental Health
Farhiya M. Farah, MPH '06 | PhD
Ryan S. Klein, MS '14 | PhD
Eli K. Miller | MPH
Ned A. Sherry | MPH
Fang-Di Yang | MPH
Health Services Research, Policy & Administration

Oliver-John M. Bright | MS
Daniel Crespin | PhD
Christopher Frenier | MS
Eric Jutkowitz | PhD

Healthcare Administration
Brett J. Andresini | MHA
Juee Trivedi | MHA
Maternal & Child Health
Nathan T. Lepp | MPH
Public Health Policy & Administration
Mikaela A. Coburn | MPH
Rebecca K. Horton | MPH
Kathryn Murphy | MPH
Kristine Thomsen Hanson | MPH (Executive Program)
Public Health Informatics
Rochelle K. Olson | MPH
Public Health Nutrition
Samantha R. Osterhaus | MPH



Peng Wei, PhD '09, MS '06
Associate Professor, Biostatistics, University of Texas School of Public Health
Community Health Education
Elizabeth E. Brock, MPH '07
Director of Research, Association for Nonsmokers-MN
Environmental Health
Carrie E. Rigdon, PhD '07
Response, Training and Outreach Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Food and Feed Safety Division
Public Health Administration & Policy
Brian S. Sneve, MPH '11
Associate Director, UnitedHealth Group
Public Health Nutrition
Teresa Ambroz, MPH '07, RDN
Nutrition Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health
Public Health Practice
Amira K. Adawe, MPH '15
Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Department of Health



Julian Wolfson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health
Hyun Kim, ScD
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Community Health
Shalini L. Kulasingam, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Health Policy & Management
Ezra Golberstein, PhD
Assistant Professor


National Induction Guidelines

Students: Chapters may induct up to 10 percent of the graduating student body. All student inductees must be in the upper 25 percent in class standing and must have demonstrated real or potential qualities of leadership in public health.

Faculty: Chapters may induct 3 percent of the full-time faculty. Adjunct faculty may not be appointed as faculty members. Faculty will be selected based on outstanding public health performance in scholarship, teaching, research, and the quality of publications.

Alumni: Chapters may induct at least five alumni, but no more than half the number of allowed student inductions. Alumni inductees’ work in the practice of public health should serve as a model for future graduates of the school.

Honorary: The first year that a chapter is active it may induct three honorary members. However, every year after the chapter may induct one honorary member or 5 percent of the allowed student membership, whichever is greater. Honorary membership should only be conferred upon persons possessing exceptional qualifications and those who have attained meritorious distinction in the field of public health.