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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
(585) 273-5770
Ldudman@uhs.rochester.edu
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
(585) 273-5772
anadelen@uhs.rochester.edu
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
Office Secretary
(585) 273-5775
lbiondi@uhs.rochester.edu
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
amournet@u.rochester.edu

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.

 

Mira Agneshwar, Peer Health Advocate
magneshw@u.rochester.edu

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
cthom35@u.rochester.edu

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
gmelillo@u.rochester.edu

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
Mbocyck@u.rochester.edu

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
Jrive19@u.rochester.edu

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
hmalof@u.rochester.edu

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.