Student Health Advisory Board

Applications are now CLOSED for membership on the SHAB for  2014.  


The Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) was founded in the late 1980s to function as a liaison between Penn students and the Student Health Service (SHS).  SHAB works closely with SHS staff members to ensure the goals of SHS, especially Campus Health, are matched with the needs of Penn students. This thirty-member board includes undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHAB runs January-December and works on at least two projects per semester: evaluation and trends.

Currently, the SHAB evaluation team is working to assess the marketing efforts for the 2013 Flu Clinic. In the Spring of 2013, they focused on evaluating SexCamp, a sexual health education workshop for students. The Trends team helped to promote the 2013 Flu Clinics and used social media to propagate positive health messages to the Penn community. In particular, SHAB contributes content to Instagram and the Twitter feedFacebook, and blog.

The board is managed by the Executive Board, which includes, Ben Droz (Chair), Holli Seitz (Vice Chair of Evaluations), Samantha Hernan (interim Vice Chair of Trends), and Caitlin Breslin (interim Vice Chair of Communication)

SHAB is advised by Ashlee Halbritter (Campus Health Educator).

Please note that SHAB does not handle individual patient issues. If you have a comment or complaint that's specific to your experience, please contact SHS directly.

Membership in SHAB is on a calendar year basis. The 2014-2015 Academic Year application period is now open!

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