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Health Promotion - Helping create a healthier campus to enhance student success

Our Staff

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Stephanie Waits Galia, MPH, CHES


Stephanie Waits has her Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.

As the Director of Health Promotion at SDSU, Stephanie implements educational health and wellness workshops, presentations, and outreach events on campus and coordinates the Peer Health Education Program.

Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member with the Graduate School of Public Health, where one of her main responsibilities is working with the Peer Health Education program. She teaches Peer Health Education and FratMANners (Fraternity Men Against Negative Environments and Rape Situations) and SISSTER (Sororities Invested in Survivor Support, Training, and Ending Rape culture) tracks.




James Lange, Ph.D.

Photo: Jim Lange

Dr. Lange is an internationally recognized researcher in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) abuse field.

He has expertise in both legal and illegal drugs, as well as alcohol and tobacco issues.

Dr. Lange is a member of the American Academy of Health Behavior. In addition to this role, Dr. Lange also has these academic and research appointments at SDSU:

  • Adjunct professor in the department of Psychology and School of Social Work
  • Doctoral faculty in the Graduate School of Public Health
  • Research Fellow in the Center for AOD Studies and Services 




Samantha Greeney, MPH, CHES

samantha-greeneyhamlin-2016b.pngSamantha Greeney-Hamlin has a Master of Public health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

In her position as a Health Educator at SDSU, Samantha plans and implements a variety of health and wellness programming, outreach events, and presentations on campus. She also coordinates the FratMANers (Fraternity Men Against Negative Environments and Rape Situations) and SISSTER (Sororities Invested in Survivor Support, Training, and Ending Rape culture) programs. Samantha also helped write and implement the Prescription Stimulant Misuse and Abuse Prevention Program       (Rx MAP) at SDSU.

Samantha is passionate about preventative health programming and enjoys working with the SDSU community. She is interested in a variety of health topics and enjoys reading about innovative preventative programming.




Kashmoné Hamilton, MPH CHES

Kashmoné is a health educator with a prima

Photo: Kashmoné Hamilton

ry focus in alcohol and other drugs. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in health and human services from California State University, Stanislaus. She completed her graduate level studies in Public health with an emphasis in community health education at San Jose State University. Her background is in sexual health and drug education.

Kashmoné coauthored the curriculum and abstract for Puff or Pass, an interactive student-involved workshop presentation about marijuana, that is implemented on San Jose State University campus and was presented at the 2014 Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Education Conference.




Tyler Rolling, MS, RD


Tyler Rolling is a Registered Dietitian and works as a health educator specializing in nutrition. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida State University, where she then moved to San Diego to complete her Masters of Science in Nutrition Science from San Diego State University.

Tyler is passionate about motivating students to take charge of their health and creating an environment that facilitates positive behavior change. She produces nutrition education materials and facilitates one-on-one nutrition educations sessions. She coordinates various nutrition workshops around campus and is currently working on developing nutrition education for international students and students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Fun fact: When she’s not working with the SDSU community, you will find her in the pool performing synchronized swimming for the Aqualillies, a LA based water entertainment company!




Anthony B. Cohen, M.A.


Anthony B. Cohen has a Masters in Human Behavior and B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in children, youth and family from CSU San Marcos.

As a community resource specialist Anthony is committed to helping students find information and services as well as inform students as to the resources that are out there for them, and continuing to make sure they are up to date.

Anthony is also part of the ECRT which works with staff, administrators, students, and faculty from across campus to ensure students experiencing food or housing insecurity, or other immediate, unforeseen financial crises are connected with short-term and long-term aid quickly and without stigmatization. Anthony comes over from Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego where he managed, counseled, and provided support to culturally diverse volunteers, parents and youth with on-going support, training, and problem-solving techniques. In addition he also provided resource material to volunteers, children and low-income families through regularly scheduled monthly contact.




Mia McKee


Mia is an SDSU alumna with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is the welcoming face and backbone of the Health Promotion Department. As the Administrative Coordinator, Mia handles front office operations, assists with patient appointments, coordinates our campus communication efforts, and is vitally essential in supporting the outreach efforts of our department.

Mia is also a certifed Family PACT enrollment counselor who can assist SDSU students in the enrollment and renewal process of Family PACT here on campus.