Health Promotion Office
Location and Hours
The UHS Health Promotion Office is located on the fourth floor of the UHS Building (rooms 428, 430, and 432) on the River Campus. We are open weekdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., throughout the year.
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Meet the Staff
Amy McDonald, MS, CHWP
Associate Director, Health Promotion
UHS Building, room 430
Amy oversees the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs for University of Rochester students. She is passionate about student mental health and believes that utilizing preventative approaches to improve well-being is how we can truly become ever-better. Amy is also the Director of the Mindful University Project and is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher.
Rebecca Block, MS, CHES, RYT 200
UHS Building, room 428
Rebecca oversees the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs for University of Rochester students. She also co-teaches the Peer Health Advocacy course (PHLT 216) and the Peer Health Internship (PHLT 394) offered through the Public Health degree program. In addition, Rebecca helps to coordinate Mindful University Project programming and is taking her training to become a Certified Koru Mindfulness teacher.
UHS Building, room 432
Zoe assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programming. She works with staff, interns, and students in the UHS Health Promotion Office to provide health information and resources to students. Zoe works with our UR Connected coaches and Resident Advisors, and she is the staff advisor for our Public Health Ambassadors.
Peer Health Advocate Intern Team
Mary Halm, Peer Health Advocate
Area of Interest: Sexual Health and Mental Wellness
Mary is a Health, Behavior, and Society Major and will be working remotely for the Fall semester. In a typical semester you may find Mary working with Residential life and dancing with the Royals Dance team, as Co-founder and Captain.
Leslie-Ann Henry, Peer Health Advocate
Area of Interest: Sexual Health & Mental Wellness
Leslie is majoring in Health, Behavior & Society. She is a research assistant at the Women’s Initiative Supportive Health Clinic, a fellow for the Transparent and Black Collective and she serves as the senior advisor for the Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness.
Jen Lee, Peer Health Advocate
Area of Interest: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Jennifer is majoring in brain and cognitive science, minoring in biology. She is the vice president for UR HEAL as well is a emergency department research associate in training. She is pre-PA student.
Jenny Lee, Peer Health Advocate
Area of Interest: Nutrition/Intuitive Eating, Mental Wellness
Jenny majors in Epidemiology and is interested in holistic health practices. She assists in the Mindful University Project, is the Assistant Director of RC MERT, works as a research assistant in the UPSIDE (Understanding Pregnancy Signals and Infant Development) study, and has a strong passion for preventative health measures.
Heather Shi, Peer Health Advocate
Area of Interest: Mental Wellness
Heather majors in microbiology. Her other activities on campus include being an RA, working as research assistant at Beck lab in the medical center, as well as a volunteer coordinator in the STEM initiative.