Padma Ravichandran Entsuah

Padma Entsuah is the Associate Director, Health Promotion at Alice! Health Promotion. She joined the team in June 2015 as a Health Promotion Specialist before transitioning to Senior Health Promotion Specialist. In these roles she supported a number of the peer-led initiatives such as the ROAR @ Columbia Facilitators, the Columbia Health Peer Ambassador Network, and the Keeping Our Community Healthy Ambassadors. She also helped create and facilitate the “Well-Being and the First Year Experience” Physical Education course. Currently, Padma oversees the Health Promotion strategy functional area within Alice!, working to create a campus culture centered around well-being.

Originally from Maryland, Padma has lived throughout the East Coast. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, staying active, traveling, and exploring all the great food New York City has to offer.

Education:

  • M.P.H., Emory University
  • B.S., University of Maryland—College Park 

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist

Professional Experience:

  • Sr. Health Promotion Specialist, Alice! Health Promotion, Columbia Health
  • Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, Bucknell University
  • Interim Health Educator, Georgia Institute of Technology

Memberships:

  • American College Health Association

Published Articles:

  • Entsuah, P., Gorman, K., Hawkins, J. ., & Coleman, R. (2021). ROARing 20’s: Cultivating Responsible, Optimal, Authentic, and Resilient Students. Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention, 28(2). https://doi.org/10.24926/jcotr.v28i2.3732 
  • Coleman, R. D., Wilkinson, K., Entsuah, P.R., Hawkins, J.M., Orlando, G. (2021). Supporting the health and well-being of a diverse student population. In J.A. Vaughn & A.J. Viera (Eds.), Principles and practice of college health. (pp. 133-147). Springer.