Master of Public Health Program

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Gamma Alpha Chapter

Delta Omega Induction Ceremony 2015

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:


Current Events
Richard WilkinsonDelta Omega Lecture: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger—A discussion with Richard Wilkinson

Presenter: Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham Medical School
120 White Hall, 10–11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Since 1980, Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality. His books and papers have drawn attention to the tendency for societies with bigger income differences between rich and poor to have a higher prevalence of a wide range of health and social problems.

The Gamma Alpha chapter of Delta Omega, along with students and friends of the Wright State University Master of Public Health Program, are hosting this special, small group session with Richard Wilkinson. He also is the keynote speaker for the Wright State University’s Diversity in the Multicultural Millennium Conference.

For more information, contact Lori Metivier at or (937) 258-5547.

Past Events

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 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

Delta Omega Gamma Alpha Chapter Members

2016 Inductees

Student Members

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

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 Howell, 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.


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

Photo albums

2015 Spring Graduate Recognition

2014 Delta Omega Lecture

2014 Graduate Recognition

Last edited on 09/20/2016.