Current Students

We're glad you've joined us. Find out more about your program and the opportunities available to you at SPHHP. 

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The Office of Undergraduate Student Services is responsible for the advisement of all students who are intending on pursuing Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Statistics, Exercise Science, Exercise Science/Athletic Training or Pre-Physical Therapy at UB during their pre-requisite phase. We also advise students throughout the Statistics BA, Public Health BS, and all School of Public Health and Health Professions minor programs. Our offices are located in 104A-C Kimball Tower on the South Campus. 

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Meet Our Staff

We strive to have a team approach to student services. One of our staff members will assist you with all of your advising and student services needs. 

Undergraduate Academic Programs Leadership and Staff

Gaspar Farkas.

Gaspar Farkas, PhD

Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Jillian Reading.

Jillian Reading, PhD

Assistant Dean/Director of Student Affairs

416 Kimball


Pedro J. Sotelo-Peryea.

Pedro J. Sotelo-Peryea, MS

Director, Academic Advising Initiatives

106 Kimball Tower


Jessica Warner.

Jessica Warner

Assistant Director for Graduate Recruitment

104A Kimball


Katie Alford.

Katie Alford, MEd


Student Services and Recruitment

104B Kimball Tower


Cassandra Walker-Whiteside.

Cassandra Walker-Whiteside, MS

Senior Academic Advisor

Student Services and Recruitment

104 Kimball Tower


Maegan Bishoff, MS.

Maegan Bishoff, MS

Academic Advisor

Student Services and Recruitment

102 Kimball Tower


Lauren A. Hambidge, MEd.

Lauren A. Hambidge, MEd

Academic Advisor

Student Services and Recruitment

102 Kimball Tower


Michelle Incorvia.

Michelle Incorvia, MEd

Academic Advisor

Student Services and Recruitment

104A Kimball Tower


Scheduling an Appointment

If you would like to schedule an academic advisement appointment, please email us at or schedule online. When emailing please be sure to provide your name, phone number, purpose of your appointment, your person number, and the best dates and times for us to schedule you.

Do you have a quick question? If so, try the SPHHP advising chat. This is an opportunity for SPHHP students to ask quick questions and seek resources in chat format. This is a public forum open to all SPHHP students, so if you have personal questions make an appointment online to protect your privacy. (Weds. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

Educational Pathways

Changing Your Major

To change an undergraduate plan prior to enrollment, you should contact the UB Office of Admissions.

Once you are enrolled, you can make changes via a web form. Please click the link below to be taken to the academic plan change page. 

Student Resources

Are you experiencing unanticipated circumstances that are preventing you from moving forward with your education? Consider the UB student emergency fund.