Student Groups


Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Women's Circle

The Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Women's Circle aims to provide a unique space for women to meet, connect over shared experiences, and develop strong support during graduate school. Our long-term vision is to develop a strong professional network that extends beyond our graduate experiences and that advances culturally humble/responsive and equitable public health practice to serve unique needs of diverse communities, including API communities. Monthly meetings explore everything from integrating work-life balance, opportunities for professional development and mentoring, and API and immigrant/refugee health.


Cal Student Assistance for Public Health (Cal STAPH)

Cal Student Assistance for Public Health (Cal STAPH) provides training and response opportunities to public health graduate students by assisting state and local health departments in California during outbreaks and other public health emergencies. Our mission is to train and deploy students to assist state and local health agencies in preparing for and responding to urgent and emergency public health threats. Through partnerships with health departments in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal STAPH links students with applied public health experience and departments with needed surge capacity. Since 2010, Cal STAPH members have participated in outbreak and disease investigations, seasonal flu clinic evaluation and support, and public health disaster exercises and drills. All graduate students at the School of Public Health are welcome to join! Visit our website to learn more and get involved.


Past Programs:

Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Human rights and disparities among populations have come to the forefront in the 21st century. However, policies are enacted often focusing only through one lens (i.e., economic, housing, transportation, environmental, or health), yet these historically divergent policy silos have demonstrated time and again their influence, both intended and unintended and both positive and negative, on population health and wellbeing. If we are to ameliorate human rights and decrease disparities of all types, we must break down policy silos and, with intention, create policies looking through an umbrella lens of how human health is affected and how policies can be constructed so that the effect is a net positive. The Health in All Policies student group brought together graduate students across disciplines; the only requirement to join was an interest in health in all policies!


Berkeley Public Health Corps

The Berkeley Public Health Corps (PHCorps) was a past club sponsored by the Center for Health Leadership at the School of Public Health. The PHCorps facilitated opportunities for students to participate in group volunteer events in communities throughout the East Bay and San Francisco.  By introducing students to local public health concerns and the community organizations working to address them, PHCorps service projects inspired students to realize their leadership potential in making a positive difference in Bay Area communities. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in re-establishing this group and would like more information!