Master of Public Health Program

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Gamma Alpha Chapter

Delta Omega members with inductees at the 2016 Gamma Alpha Chapter Induction Ceremony


About Delta Omega

Delta Omega is the honor society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 and currently includes 66 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protecting and advancing the health of all people. To learn more, visit the national Delta Omega web site.


About the Omega Chapter

Wright State University's Gamma Alpha chapter was established in January 2010. Our first induction ceremony was held on May 19, 2010. We are very proud of our membership and will be seeking ways to further engage them in our chapter and the WSU community.

We are currently exploring ways to engage our membership, including networking events and community service activities. If you are a member of Delta Omega, and would like to get more involved, we would love to hear from you!


Eligibility, Selection Criteria and Nominations

Each spring, Delta Omega inducts new members from three groups:

  • WSU MPH graduate degree students who have completed at least 25 credits hours by the end of the fall semester
    • Graduate student applicants must have a cumulative grade point average equal to, or greater than, 3.8 and demonstrated leadership in professional and community activities within the field of public health.
  • WSU MPH alumni actively engaged in public health work
    • Alumni must demonstrate leadership in professional and community activities within the field of public health that serves as a model for future graduates of the school. The selection committee generally focuses most on accomplishments and activities since graduation, so very recent graduates will not typically be competitive.
  • WSU MPH full-time faculty. All candidates must demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the field of public health.
    • Full-time faculty members are evaluated based on outstanding public health performance in teaching, research and community service and leadership within and outside of the WSU.

Gamma Alpha Chapter Officers

Dr. Marietta Orlowski, President
Dr. Sara Paton, Vice-President

Contact chapter officers at:
lori.metivier@wright.edu


Events

Current Events
2017 Induction & Luncheon

Join us as we induct our newest members into the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega. This year, Director Richard Hodges of the Ohio Department of Health will be attending our ceremony.

When: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Where: Dept. of Population & Public Health Sciences, Suite 225, 3123 Research Blvd., Kettering, OH 45420

Induction Agenda:

  • Chapter welcome - 12:00 p.m.
  • Comments by Director Hodges - 12:15 p.m.
  • 2017 Gamma Alpha Induction - 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch to follow

Contact Lori Metivier for questions: 937-258-5555, lori.metivier@wright.edu

Past Events
  • Delta Omega Lecture: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger—A discussion with Richard Wilkinson

    The Gamma Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega was honored to have Richard Wilkinson speak to our DO members, program faculty, students, graduates, and friends on Friday, September 23.

    "Professor Wilkinson articulates the public health ills of our society through the lens of inequality with amazing clarity, precision and substance that propels us to reexamine the link between inequality and the health of a population."
    --Shaun Hamilton, MPH ’13, Alpha Gamma DO Member, System Director of Community Health, Premier Health

    "In the aftermath of the financial crisis, a resurgence of emphasis has been placed on economic inequality, beyond the public health domain. With that in mind, it was a tremendous honor and opportunity to hear Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson discuss his four decades of research which demonstrate that more equal societies are healthier and happier."
    --Elizabeth Evans Peterson, MPH Student

  • Delta Omega Gamma Alpha lecturer, Jason Reece, associate director, Kirwan Institute, presented “Working Toward Health Equity: Race, Place, & History — Understanding How Today’s Landscape of Health Inequity Emerged,” on Nov. 19, 2015.
  • Delta Omega Gamma Alpha lecturer, James Gross, M.P.H., Health Commissioner, Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery County, presented “Reflections of a Health Commissioner: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (but Mostly the Good),” on Nov. 13, 2014.
  • Delta Omega Gamma Alpha lecturer, Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., dean, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, presented “Communities of Solutions — Primary Care and Public Health Perspectives,” at the Gamma Alpha induction ceremony on April 16, 2013.
  • Delta Omega Gamma Alpha lecturer, Christy Porucznik, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., assistant professor, Public Health Program, University of Utah, presented “Prescription Opioid Adverse Events in Utah — Research into Practice and Back Again,” at the Wright State University Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
  • Delta Omega Gamma Alpha lecturer, John D. Bullock, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., presented “The Worldwide ReNu®-Related Fusarium Keratitis Epidemic of 2004-2006: What Would The Reverend Henry Whitehead and Doctor John Snow Have Done?” at the inaugural Public Health Grand Rounds at Wright State University on Friday, July 22, 2011.

Get Involved!

The Gamma Alpha chapter is seeking motivated and energetic individuals to join the board, contribute ideas and assist on specific projects. If you are a member of Delta Omega and are interested in joining the Gamma Alpha chapter board, please email us at lori.metivier@wright.edu for more information.


Delta Omega E-mail List

To facilitate information sharing among Gamma Alpha chapter members, we have established a Delta Omega e-mail list. To subscribe, please e-mail lori.metivier@wright.edu.


Delta Omega Gamma Alpha Chapter Members

2016 Inductees

Student Members

Justin Kelley, M.P.H.
Richard Speakman, M.D.
Kyle Wallace, M.P.H.

Alumni Members

Ahmed Mohamed Askar, M.P.H.
Brenda Bodenmiller, M.P.H., B.S.N., RN
Nicole Craker, M.D., M.P.H.
Kathleen Henschel, M.P.H.
Jeffrey Daniel Jenks, M.D., M.P.H.
Denisha Porter, M.P.H.
Trista Smith, M.Sc., M.P.H.

Faculty Member

Michael Dohn, M.D., M.Sc.

Honorary Member

Sharon J. Sherlock, D.H.A., M.S.A., B.S.N., RN

2015 Inductees

Student Members

Tracy Bozung, M.D., M.P.H.
Erin Rebecca Krafka, M.P.H.
Fartun Yussuf, M.P.H.

Alumni Members

Christopher Thomas Balster, M.P.H.
Leslie Edmunds, M.P.H.
Sylvia Ann Ellison, M.A., M.P.H.
Shaun Hamilton, M.P.H.
Matthew M. Tyler, M.P.H.

Faculty Members

Mark Edward Gebhart, M.D.
Nikki L. Rogers, Ph.D.

2014 Inductees

Student Members

Roopsi Narayan, M.P.H.
Dustin Ratliff, M.P.H.
Jonathan Stofer, M.P.H.
Seth VanZant, M.P.H.

Alumni Members

Betty Cheney, M.P.H.
Meaghan Ebetino, M.D., M.P.H.

Faculty Members

Naila Khalil, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Edward Syron, Ph.D., FACHE

Honorary Member

Katherine Cauley, Ph.D.

2013 Inductees

Student Members

Gregory Attenweiler, M.P.H.
Colleen McCormick, M.D., M.P.H.
Daziah Merideth, M.P.H.
Karen Rupp, M.D., M.P.H.
Theodore Talley, M.B.A.

Alumni Members

Jessica Hunt, M.P.T., M.P.H.
Shari Martin, M.P.H., LSW
Hibo Noor, M.P.H.

Faculty Members

Cristina Redko, Ph.D.
William Spears, Ph.D.

Honorary Member

Duane Stansbury, M.P.H., RS

2012 Inductees

Student Members

Abby Burns, M.P.H.
Laura Previll, M.D., M.P.H.
Robert Sarlay Jr., M.D., M.P.H.
Tim Soward, M.P.H.

Alumni Members

Kim Caudill, M.P.H., B.S.N.
Dawn Ebron, M.P.H.
Melissa Branum, M.B.A., M.P.H., RN
Mary Beth Kaylor, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.N., B.S.N.
Linda Smith, M.P.H., B.S.E.

Faculty Members

John McAlearney, Ph.D.
Marietta Orlowski, Ph.D.

Honorary Member

Ken Dahms, J.D., M.A.

2011 Inductees

Student Members

Sherry Adkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Billy Pruett, M.D., M.P.H.
Leah Sabato, M.P.H.

Alumni Members

Christina Arestides, M.P.H., RN
Erik Balster, M.P.H.
Robyn Fosnaugh, M.P.H., RN
Carole Huddleston, M.P.H.
Sabrina Neeley, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Julianne Nesbit, M.P.H.
Robert Perry, M.P.H., RN
Philip Van Atta, M.P.H.
Jennifer Wentzel, M.P.H., RS

Faculty Members

Harry Khamis, Ph.D.
Sara Paton, Ph.D.

Honorary Member

John Bullock, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

2010 Inductees

Student Members

Luke Rothermel, M.P.H.
Nicholas Squillace, M.P.H.

Alumni Members

Karen Sue Barcelo, M.P.H.
Verla Lorraine Cheek, M.P.H., RN
Christopher Cook, M.P.H., RS
Connie Freese, M.P.H., RS
Boyd Hoddinott, M.D., M.P.H.
Jacquelyn Phillips, M.P.H., RN
Alan Pierce, M.P.H.
Lorena Royer, M.P.H., RN
Raymond Ten Eyck, M.D., M.P.H.
Jeffrey Webb, M.P.H., RS

Faculty Members

James Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
Christopher Eddy, M.P.H., REHS/RS

Honorary Members

James Gross, M.P.H.
Karen Levin, M.P.H.
Janet Rickabaugh, Ph.D.


By-Laws


For more information, contact:
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
c/o Marietta Orlowski, Ph.D., CHES
Wright State University Center for Global Health
3123 Research Blvd., Suite 200
Kettering, OH 45420-4006
E-mail: lori.metivier@wright.edu


Photo albums

2015 Spring Graduate Recognition


2014 Delta Omega Lecture


2014 Graduate Recognition

Last edited on 03/06/2017.