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About Us

Mission Statement

To identify, establish and promote policies and activities that contribute to a healthy campus. To enhance the personal health of students and the collective health of the campus community by working collaboratively to create a healthy environment. To promote student retention and success by supporting students in establishing and maintaining behaviors that contribute to their health now, and in the future.

Hours of Operation & Location

​Monday - Friday​8:00AM - 4:00PM.  
Health Promotion Services is closed on all University Holidays.

Health Promotion Services is located in Student Health Services on Library Walk, across from the Bookstore.

Health Promotion Services Staff

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Erica Okamura, MA
Interim Director,
Health Promotion Services

Program Director,
Student Health Advocate Program & Sexual Health

eokamura@ucsd.edu
858-534-1824


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Maria Fish, MPH
Program Director,
General Health & Assessment

mnfish@ucsd.edu
858-822-5382
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Lupe Samaniego-Kraus, MPH
Program Director,
Alcohol & Other Drugs

lsamanie@ucsd.edu
858-534-3874







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Christine McNamara, MPH, RD
Registered Dietitian

cemcnamara@ucsd.edu
858-822-0085
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Zarah Rubio
Program Manager, The Zone

zrubio@ucsd.edu
858-822-7618
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Pat Grillo
Senior Writer & Web Manager

pgrillo@ucsd.edu
858-822-1015
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Vivian Lau
Health Promotion Assistant

vilau@ucsd.edu
858-822-0455


Reports & Assessments

BIENNIAL REVIEW
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires institutions of higher education receiving any form of federal funding to adopt and implement a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees, and to conduct a biennial review of the institution’s program.

ACHA NATIONAL COLLEGE HEALTH ASSESSMENT II, UC SAN DIEGO EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (SPRING 2016)
The American College Health Association (ACHA) National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that collects data about students' health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.

HOW HEALTHY IS OUR CAMPUS?
A summary of the positive health behaviors of UC San Diego students as reported on the National College Health Assessment II.