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Welcome to the WPHA Student Network

We are so happy that you have chosen the WPHA as your professional organization.

Why Offer a Student Section?

The purpose of the student section is to provide support and professional growth opportunities to public health students across Wisconsin. The student section will be led by a group of Campus Connectors who are dedicated public health leaders at their universities and includes those who have shown a strong commitment to the public health profession.

The WPHA Student Network has representation from over 20 schools across Wisconsin and the United States:

Carroll University, Colorado School of Public Health, Drake University, Grand Canyon University, Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mid-State Technical College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Madison, UW-La Crosse, UW- Milwaukee, UW-Eau Claire, UW- Stout, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Massachusetts, North Central Technical College, University of Michigan, & More!

Start your WPHA Journey Today

Explore the student section group page. This is a place for students to network and engage with each other from across the state. The group page will include student section meeting agendas and minutes, showcase upcoming events, provide contact information for your school's Campus Connector & More! Check it out today!

Graduating Soon? Looking for other employment? Interested in learning about internships across the state? Check out the WPHA Career Page

Looking for a Mentor? Unsure of what your next career move should be? Sign up to get a mentor that can help get you to your dream job sooner! WPHA Mentoring Program.

Sections and Committees - Check out the other section and committees that the WPHA has to offer here.

Meet your Section Chair


Michael F. TotoraitisMedical College of Wisconsin, Public & Community Health, PhD

Mike Totoraitis has been working in the greater metro Milwaukee area for over 9 years. Prior to entering the Public and Community Health PhD program, he worked for the City of Milwaukee Health Department as the Violence Prevention Research Coordinator where he managed the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. Mike performed project management, assisted with all research and program activities (e.g. national trainings and facilitation of interdisciplinary incident reviews), and reported findings through distinct reports and recurring annual reports. Prior to working for the city, Mike was the Program Supervisor for Safe & Sound, Inc. where he worked closely with Milwaukee residents to address quality of life and public safety concerns. Earlier in his career, Mike was the Associate in Research for Duke University's Terry Sanford Public Policy Institute during the evaluation of the Milwaukee Safe Streets Prisoner Reentry Initiative. In this project, he was responsible for the data collection and coordinating follow-up for the research team. The project drew together state and local resources focusing on assisting Wisconsin Department of Corrections clients with successful reentry into the community. Mike graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Law Studies.

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