Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellness

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Ohio State commissioned a Suicide and Mental Health Task Force in response to important dialogue on campus about the university’s suicide prevention efforts and mental health services. The task force released a report that includes a series of recommendations, and an implementation team has been tasked with analyzing these recommendations and creating proposals and plans for each.

In order to explore opportunities to support their initiatives and support our students’ health and wellness through college-specific opportunities, in autumn 2019 the College of Arts and Sciences established a Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellness. The committee will:

  • Review the task force’s short-term recommendations and identify opportunities for college contributions and partnerships
  • Consider best practices and campus-wide resources that support the unique needs of students in our academic disciplines
  • Make ongoing recommendations to college leadership regarding implementation of initiatives that have the broadest impact

 

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Committee Co-Chairs: 

Brian Orefice 
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies
orefice.1@osu.edu

Ann Rottersman 
Director, Student Programs
rottersman.1@osu.edu  


Committee Members: 

Corinna Ash 
Graduate Program Coordinator, Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology
ash.33@osu.edu  

Paige Butauski 
Undergraduate Student, Psychology 
butauski.5@buckeyemail.osu.edu 

Lindsey Chamberlain
Assistant Dean and Director, Arts and Sciences Honors Program
chamberlain.55@osu.edu 

Jen Cheavens
Associate Professor, Psychology
cheavens.1@osu.edu 

Alec Clott 
Graduate Student, Political Science
clott.1@osu.edu  

Sishir Doddi
Undergraduate Student, Neuroscience 
doddi.4@osu.edu  

Rebecca Frazer
Graduate Student, Communication
frazer.39@osu.edu 

Sarah Gartland
Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry 
gartland.24@osu.edu  

Deepika Raju Nantha Kumar
Undergraduate Student, Psychology 
nanthakumar.2@osu.edu  

Kammi Schmeer
Associate Professor, Sociology
schmeer.1@osu.edu 

Yvette Shen
Assistant Professor, Design 
shen.1049@osu.edu 

Matthew Swift
Program Coordinator, Film Studies Program
swift.23@osu.edu  

Evonne Turner-Byfield
Graduate Student, Anthropology 
turner-byfield.1@osu.edu 

Kendra White  
Undergraduate Student, Psychology  
white.3021@buckeyemail.osu.edu 

Dongbin Xiu 
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor, Mathematics 
xiu.16@osu.edu