The Office of Public Health Studies provides advising and academic resources for its students. Our staff advisors are here to help with any of your academic questions and concerns. Advisors are valuable resources who help students navigate through the academic journey by working with students to clarify life and career goals, create academic and educational plans, learn decision-making skills, and solve problems affecting their education.

Our most up-to-date schedule can be accessed online. Appointments are made through our online scheduling system at

Undergraduate Advisor:
Angela Leonardo
Tel: (808) 956 - 5753

Undergraduate Manoa Peer Advisor:
Aprilei, BAPH alumni
Currently pursuing MPH (Social and Behavioral Health Sciences)

Aprilei is a transfer student from Kapiolani Community College through the Kai'ei'e program. She has completed both a certificate in Dental Assisting and an AA in Liberal arts. She completed her BA in Public Health and has an interest in urban living/built environment and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Aprilei has completed her Manoa Peer Advising training by academic advisors as of summer 2015. As a peer advisor, Aprilei is able to provide advising on academic requirements, referrals, and other assistance. Peer advisors are students, just like you, so they have an understanding of college life from a similar perspective.

Information about the Manoa Peer Advisor program can be found here:

The Office of Public Health Student Academic Services is located at
1960 East-West Road
Biomedical Sciences Building, Room D-204
Honolulu, HI 96822

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Mandatory Advising

A mandatory advising meeting with either the Public Health advisor or peer advisor is required for the following students:

  • students who have less than 60 credits at UH Mānoa.
  • transfer students who are in their first year year of enrollment at UH Mānoa.
  • students who are planning to register for PH 480.

Mandatory advising consists of:

  • Details of the PH degree program
    • Related degree requirements
    • Major core courses
    • Applied learning experience series
    • Major elective courses
  • Answers to any questions that majors may have
  • Review of student general academic progress

All students are required to submit the Mandatory Advising Form. If you do not fall under the categories listed above, an advising meeting is not required, but you will still need to subit the Mandatory Advising Form to fulfill the Mandatory Advising requirement.