2019 Induction Ceremony and Reception

2019 Induction Ceremony & Reception

The UF Chapter of Delta Omega, Beta Upsilon, held its annual luncheon and inductions of new members on May 2 at Emerson Alumni Hall. The keynote speaker William Foege, MD, […]

2018 Induction Ceremony Inductees

2018 Induction Ceremony & Reception

The UF Chapter of Delta Omega, Beta Upsilon, held its annual luncheon and inductions of new members on May 3 at Sweetwater Branch Inn. This year’s faculty inductee was Dr. […]

Kendra Auguste, PHHP Dean Michael Perri, Janet Brishke

2018 Alumni Inductees

2018 Alumni inductees Pictured: Kendra Auguste, PHHP Dean Michael Perri, Janet Brishke Not pictured: Dr. Maria Mejia de Grubb, Emily Jones, Ian Kracalik, Chad Neilsen  

Denny Fe Agana, Mary Ellen Young, Dr. Perri

2018 Faculty Inductee

2018 Faculty Inductee   Pictured: Faculty inductee Dr. Mary Ellen Young and PHHP Dean Michael Perri  

Delta Omega student inductees 2018

2018 Student Inductees

2018 Student inductees Pictured (L to R): Jazmina Quintana, Brandace Stone, Dr. Heather Anderson, Emily Klann, PHHP Dean Michael Perri, Veronica Richards, Dr. Andre Espaillat, Carlyn Ellison and Dr. Meera […]

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Beta Upsilon

Welcome to Beta Upsilon, the University of Florida Chapter of Delta Omega, the Honorary Society in Public Health. The chapter is housed within the College of Public Health and Health Professions and was established in November of 2009.

Delta Omega was founded at Johns Hopkins University if 1924 in the School of Hygiene and Public Health by graduate students Edgar Erskine Hume and Claude W. Mitchell. According to the National Delta Omega website, "Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to increasing the quality of the field, as well as to the protection and advancement of the health of all people."

There are over 70 Delta Omega chapters in the world, with over 14,000 elected members.

Member Highlight

Jodian Blake

Jodian Blake, MPH, CTTS, completed the UF Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2011. Since then, she has worked at the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County as a Health Education Consultant and at Suwannee River AHEC as a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and then the Tobacco Program Manager.

Blake currently holds a position at the UF Health Cancer Center in the newly formed Office of Community Outreach and Engagement as the Community Health Resource Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for fostering community health partnerships to help build programs from community identified cancer-relevant needs. She also communicates and collaborates with Cancer Center administrative leadership and UF faculty/staff to coordinate activities that address catchment area priorities and research goals of the Cancer Center’s 22 counties.


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Read the Summer edition of the Delta Omega, Beta Upsilon Chapter Newsletter.

Mentorship Program

mentor-mentorship programThe mentorship program provides an opportunity for all Beta Upsilon members, both students and faculty, to connect and network with other members and professionals in the field.


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