Delta Omega Chapter
About Delta Omega
Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health. There are currently 70 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Delta Omega is governed by a Delta Omega constitution and by-laws and also a governance manual. The governing body is the National Council, which is composed of elected officers and representatives of each chapter. The council meets annually, usually held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.
Since Delta Omega's establishment in 1924, the meaning and scope of public health has broadened tremendously. While it is still seriously concerned with problems of environmental sanitation and communicable disease control, public health action has come to embrace all aspects of health and disease in populations. These include the planning, organization, and support of health promotion, disease prevention, and medical care. Basic to modern public health are the social sciences as well as the natural sciences--both in the United States and internationally.
Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people.
In Nov. 2007, the Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Omega was established at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
The chapters elect new members each year from four groups:
1. Students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health
2. Faculty members at the school of public health
3. Alumni actively engaged in public health work
4. Honorary members possessing exceptional qualifications
Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended to recognize merit as well as encourage further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work. Membership reflects an individual’s dedication to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people.
Dr. Ruth Carrico
Dr. Richard Clover
Dr. Jane Goldsmith
Dr. Frank Groves
Dr. Robert Jacobs
Dr. Muriel Harris (Delegate to National Council)
Dr. Paul McKinney
Dr. Susan Muldoon
Dr. David Tollerud
Dr. Barry Wainscott (President Elect)
Dr. Richard Wilson (Past President)
Dr. Kristina Zierold
Dr. Caroline Chan (President)
Dr. David Allen
Caroline Chan, PhD
President, Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Omega
Assistant Director, External Affairs