Health Promotion Office
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Location and Hours
The UHS Health Promotion Office is located on the second floor of the UHS Building (rooms 225, 227, and 228) on the River Campus.
We are open weekdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., throughout the year.
Meet the Staff
Linda Dudman, MPA
Associate Director, Health Promotion
UHS Building, room 227
Linda specializes in helping students learn about the services available through UHS. She is the advisor for the UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC), works with students on independent study projects, and provides leadership and guidance to the staff of the UHS Health Promotion Office. Linda is also the conference planner for the New York State College Health Association.
Amy Nadelen, MS
Senior Health Educator
UHS Building, room 225
Amy oversees the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs for University of Rochester students. She also teaches the Peer Health Advocacy course (PH 216) and directs the Peer Health Internship (PH 394) offered through the Public Health degree program. In addition, Amy leads the Mindful University Project, teaching the Mindfulness & Meditation workshop and collaborating with others on campus to create a culture of mindfulness.
Leah Biondi, MS
UHS Building, room 228
Leah oversees the day-to-day operation of the UHS Health Promotion Office and arranges special events / programs such as Feel Fabulous in February and the Mindful University Project. She is also responsible for the Paws for Stress Relief program, coordinates SWARM training, and provides materials and resources for programs requested by RAs and various student groups.
Peer Health Advocate Intern Team
Annabelle Mournet, Senior Peer Health Advocate
Office Hours: T 8:30-9:30 am, F 9:00 – 10:00 am, UHS Building Room 200
Area of Interest: Sexual Health and Relationships
Annabelle is a senior Health, Behavior & Society major, with minors in Clinical Psychology and Ethics. She also works in the Youth Risk & Resilience lab, focusing on self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among young adults and is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed community service fraternity on campus.
Office Hours: W 1:00-3:00 pm, UHS building room 220
Area of Interest: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Mira is a senior majoring in Health, Behavior, & Society with a Social Psychology minor. She is also a Vice President of the Society of Undergraduate Public Health Students (SUPHS) and a member of the Rochester Bhangra dance team.
Caroline Thomas, Peer Health Advocate
Area of Interest: Sexual Health
Caroline is a junior working towards a dual degree in Health, Behavior & Society, and Cell & Developmental Biology. She is also a Research Assistant in a Pathology Lab studying Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is a Teaching Assistant for BIO111.
Gianna Melillo, Peer Health Advocate
Office Hours: T 11:30-1:30 pm, UHS Building room 220
Area of Interest: Mental Wellness & Physical Activity
Gianna is a senior majoring in Health, Behavior & Society with Social Psychology and Spanish minors. She is also on the varsity softball team, works at the GAC and interns as a research assistant in a lab at the medical center.
Meghan Bocyck, Peer Health Advocate
Office hours: M 3:30-5:30 pm, UHS Building room 220
Area of Interest: Physical Activity
Meghan is a junior majoring in Health, Behavior, and Society with a Business minor. She is a student athlete for varsity softball and a member of the MERT team.
Jaylene Rivera, Peer Health Advocate
Office Hours: W 12:00-3:00 pm, UHS Building Room 220
Area of Interest: Mental Health
Jaylene is a senior majoring in Health, Behavior, and Society. She is also an intern for the Monroe County Family Court Children’s Center.
Hannah Malof, Peer Health Advocate
Area of Interest: Mental Health
Hannah Malof is a senior majoring in Health, Behavior, and Society with a minor in psychology. She is planning on pursuing a Masters in Public Health focusing on refugee health and infectious disease.