Student Association of Yale School of Public Health (SAYPH)

SAYPH is organized by YSPH students for YSPH students. SAYPH works to enhance the educational experience of each student at YSPH by sponsoring educational and social activities, providing a forum for students’ ideas and concerns, and acting as a liaison with the administration. Through SAYPH students get involved in many areas including the following:

  • Student clubs, organizations, and other special interest groups
  • Professional development and alumni relations
  • Community service and social events at YSPH and in the greater community
  • Health promotion within YSPH
  • Recruitment of new students to YSPH
  • New student orientation and commencement activities

SAYPH is led by an Executive Board consisting of a president, professional development and alumni relations chair, social chair, community service chair, health promotions chair, and communications chair. There are also twelve departmental student representatives.  Each department elects one first-year and one second-year student to act as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration. All SAYPH positions are filled by election at the beginning of the calendar year. 

For more information about SAYPH, contact any member of the 2015 Executive Board: 

  • President: Steven Lao
  • Communications Chair: Nicole Collins 
  • Community Service Chair: Matthew Wilcox
  • Professional Development & Alumni Relations: Raymond Pichardo
  • Social Chair: Cynthia Shi