The Public Health staff advisors address student academic concerns and provide the academic resources to help its students succeed. Have an academic advising question? Contact us today.
Note: Please include your student ID when emailing Dr. DiFulvio or Megan Griffin. It speeds up things tremendously. Thanks in advance!
Department Advising Contacts
Undergraduate Program Director
Dr. Gloria DiFulvio
307 Arnold House
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30-2:00pm and Thursday 9:30-11:30am
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Mrs. Megan Griffin, MPH, CHES
305 Arnold House
Office Hours: Monday 1:00-3:00pm; Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm; Thursday 2:00-4:00pm; Friday 10:00am-12:00pm
School of Public Health and Health Sciences Advising Contact
SPHHS Academic Dean’s Office
Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean
125 Arnold House
About Gloria DiFulvio
Gloria DiFulvio is the Undergraduate Program Director in Public Health. She received her B.S in Psychology from Binghamton University, and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, M.P.H. in Community Health Education, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She served as a Senior Evaluator for the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention from 2004 to 2008. Prior to this she was a Research Associate with the UMass Donahue Institute, Applied Social Science Research and Evaluation Unit. Dr. DiFulvio has experience in utilizing mixed methods to evaluate health and human service programs within the United States. She has extensive involvement in community grant-funded projects in mental health and suicide prevention, HIV prevention, domestic violence, drug and alcohol prevention and treatment, and K-12 prevention programs. She currently serves as lead evaluator with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to evaluate a statewide youth suicide prevention program and the Western Massachusetts Public Health Training Center.
About Megan Griffin
Megan Griffin is the Public Health Undergraduate Program Advisor. Megan received her Master's of Public Health, Community Health Education and Bachelor's of Science in Public Health from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. For her MPH project, she conducted a pilot project using digital storytelling to empower UMass students in alcohol and/or drug recovery. Her professional interests are college-age health education, community health, environmental health, tobacco prevention, and reproductive health. Megan also has a strong commitment to teaching health education and increasing responsible decision-making skills and health promotion practices in young adults. Megan is a world traveler who has lived, worked or studied in South Africa, Botswana, India, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Russia, and has contributed to a variety of service programs in western Massachusetts. Megan is passionate and committed to working with an organization that strives to improve the health and wellbeing of its students and community.