Health Professions Advising Staff
The Health Professions Advising Office's principal mission is to support pre-health undergraduate students, pre-health graduate students, and alumni as they navigate their journey toward a professional health program.
The Health Professions Advising staff includes:
Faculty Chair, Health Professions Advising: Gregory Johnson
Thompson Hall 257H
To schedule an appointment with Greg (virtual only), visit: Greg's Appointment Request Calendar
Gregory Johnson, Ph.D., Biology, is the faculty pre-health advisor and Chair of the Health Professions Advising Committee. Greg joined the University of Puget Sound in 2009 and teaches a wide range of biology courses. He has been involved with the Health Professions Advising Committee since 2017.
Health Professions Advisor:
HPA Student Ambassadors
Interested in connecting directly with a current pre-health student to learn more about the pre-health experience at Puget Sound? Our HPA Student Ambassadors are available to answer questions, share their pre-health journey, and serve as a general resource for prospective students, current students, and alumni considering a career in the health professions.
Mimi Carrier-Berndt: Pre-Physical Therapy (major: Exercise Science, minor: Neuroscience)
Hometown: Bremerton, Washington
Ophir Klein: General Pre-Health (majors: Biology & Neuroscience, minor: Bioethics)
Hometown: Binyamina, Israel & Sunnyvale, California
Else Mayo: Pre-Nursing (major: Biology, minors: Exercise Science & Music)
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Denali Nelson: Pre-Physical Therapy (majors: Exercise Science and Science, Technology, Health & Society)
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Health Professions Advising Committee
The Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC) includes more than 25 Puget Sound faculty and administrators who volunteer their time to serve on mock interview panels, participate in departmental scholarship selection, and generally serve as an added layer of support for Puget Sound pre-health students. They represent a variety of departments, including: School of Occupational Therapy, School of Physical Therapy, Counseling Health & Wellness Services, Sociology & Anthropology, Biology, Communication Studies, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Institutional Equity & Diversity, Psychology, Fellowships, Academic Advising, School of Business & Leadership, and Career & Employment Services among others.