The Office of Public Health Studies provides advising and academic resources for undergraduate students including prospective, current, and students who recently graduated from the BA in Public Health program.

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 of enrollment at UH Mānoa

During mandatory advising, your advisor can support you in:

  • building an academic plan that relates to your professional development and educational goals
  • clarifying details about the PH degree program, major elective courses, related degree requirements, and UHM general education requirements
  • reviewing and discussing your general academic progress
  • listening and learning about your college experiences
  • resolving the questions and concerns you have

Override Advising for PH 480

Students who are planning to register for PH 480 will need to meet with the Public Health advisor to receive an override

Making an Appointment

Current Public Health majors can schedule advising appointments using Balance. For prospective Public Health majors and students pursuing a Public Health minor, please use this link Please make sure to log-in with your username and password (like you're logging onto your MyUH or STAR).

Advising link to Balance


Undergraduate Advisor:
Michelle Tagorda-Kama, MPH
Tel: (808) 956 - 5753

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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Advisor 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. You can find UH Mānoa academic advisor by major, minor or certificate, or by supplemental offices here:


Meetings with Lisa Kehl may be made at; and meetings with Dr. Denise Nelson-Hurwitz may be made at