Well-Being and Health Promotion
The Well-Being and Health Promotion team leads, facilitates, promotes, and participates in collective, systemic and innovative action for student health and well-being at CUIMC. We conceptualize well-being as both dynamic and contextual, acknowledging that students’ diverse identities and lived experiences intersect with the culture and environment at CUIMC. In partnership with students, staff, and faculty, we work to co-create an equitable and just campus community in which the people, programs, practices, policies, and spaces foster student health and well-being.
Jane Bogart, EdD, MCHES
Jane Bogart joined the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Student Health Service (SHS) in September 2008. Previously, she was Coordinator of Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and, prior to that, she was Director of Health Promotion at NYU (1995-2005). At NYU, she was a recipient of the “Arnold Grossman Outstanding Staff/Faculty Service to the LGBT Community Award.”
Dr. Bogart has taught at Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she earned both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Health Education. She was a trainer for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) working with Y-Peer Program in Eastern Europe and the Arab States, as well as Past-Chair of the Health Promotion Section of the American College Health Association (ACHA), and an appointed member of the City of Santa Cruz Commission for the Prevention of Violence against Women. She has appeared as a "Sexpert" on MTV’s The First National Sex Quiz and you can find her "Howcast" videos about Understanding STIs on YouTube. Her first book, Sexploration: The Ultimate Guide to Feeling Truly Great in Bed (Penguin, 2006) was reviewed positively by both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
Before working in the field of College Health, Dr. Bogart was a Health Education Specialist at the Washington Heights-Inwood Healthy Heart Program, a Research Assistant in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, and a Fashion Marketing Assistant at Associated Dry Goods. She was a Design and Environmental Analysis major at Cornell University, but fulfilled her dream of dancing professionally by appearing on the TV show "Fame" and dancing with Mickey Mouse. Dr. Bogart is a former Certified Exercise Instructor and personal trainer.
When not working Dr. Bogart likes to keep moving – she is happy swimming, cycling, kayaking or cross-country skiing. She satisfies her creative side by taking classes in ceramics, jewelry making, and textile arts.
- EdD, Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
- MA, Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
- BS, Apparel Design and Marketing, Cornell University
Certifications & Licensure
- Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)
- NY State HIV Pre and Post Test Counselor
- BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention in College Students)
- Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, St.Vincent’s Rape Crisis Center, NY
- Director, Center for Student Wellness, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
- Manager, Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), University of California-Santa Cruz, CA
- Director, Office for Wellness Learning (OWL), New York University, New York, NY
- Instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Kernan, W., Bogart, J., & Wheat, M. E. (2011). Health-related barriers to learning among graduate students. Health Education, 111(5), 425-445.
- Bogart, J., Wheat, M., & Kernan, W. D. (2010, April). Self-Compassion, Burnout, and the Academic Impact of Student Health Concerns. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine (Vol. 39, pp. 174-174).
Awards and Honors
- Arnold Grossman Outstanding Staff/Faculty Service to the LGBT Community Award, NYU
- Mayor’s Proclamation, Service to the Commission for the Prevention of Violence against Women, City of Santa Cruz, California
- American College Health Association
Justin Laird, PhD
Justin joined the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Student Health Service in 2010. Prior to joining SHS, he worked for Columbia Health on the Morningside campus, overseeing initiatives related to substance abuse prevention and intervention, sexual health, nutrition, and physical activity. Justin studied at the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor University and taught courses there during his graduate studies.
Justin’s professional experience includes practicing health promotion in college and corporate settings and he has served as a professor, academic advisor and faculty in residence. He currently teaches courses in health disparities, healthcare administration, and research methodology at the School of Labor and Urban Studies (CUNY) and was previously on the faculty of health science at the College of Brockport. His special interests include mindfulness, cultural humility, and existentialism. He provides guidance to students in the CUIMC Queer and Ally Partnership and works on several research and policy initiatives.
Outside of work, Justin enjoys yoga, cycling, Crossfit, Central Park, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
- PhD, University of Texas at Austin
- MSEd, Baylor University
- Assistant Director, Center for Student Wellness
- Adjunct Associate Professor, The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies
- Senior Health Promotion Specialist, Alice! Health Promotion
- Assistant professor and faculty in residence, SUNY Brockport
- Instructor, University of Texas at Austin and Baylor University
Gutman, S. A., Sliwinski, M., Laird, J., & Nguyen, J. (2020). Effectiveness of a Multimodal Mindfulness Program for Student Health Care Professionals: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 8(2), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1662.
- Grubb H, Hutcherson H, Amiel J, Bogart J, Laird J. Cultural Humility with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations: A Novel Curriculum in LGBT Health for Clinical Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9542
- Holleran-Steiker, L.K., Goldbach, J. T., Sagun, D., Hopson, L., Laird, J. M. (2009). Prevention Science. In Cohen, L. M., Collins, F. L, Young, A. M., McChargue, D. E., & Leffingwell, T. R. (Eds.) Pharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse: Evidence and Outcome Based Perspectives. Routledge Publishers, New York, NY.
- Peterson, F., Cooper, R., and Laird, J. Enhancing Teacher Health Literacy in School Health Promotion: A Vision for the New Millennium, Journal of School Health. April, 2001; 71(4):138-144.
- A.K. Rice Institute and New York Center for the study of groups, organizations, and social systems
Jennifer Nguyen, MPH, CHES
Health Promotion Specialist
Jennifer joined the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Student Health in 2017. She graduated from the Mailman School of Public Health with a concentration in public health research methods. Jennifer collaborated with Well-Being and Health Promotion (formerly Center for Student Wellness) to complete her thesis work, using National College Health Assessment data to examine correlations between stress indicators and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and burnout in health sciences graduate students. She completed her undergraduate education at the George Washington University, earning a BS in biology.
Jennifer has also worked as a writer for Go Ask Alice!, an online health promotion resource created by Columbia Health. Prior to starting her career in public health, Jennifer’s professional experience included working in rare genetic diagnostics. She also has international work experience, teaching middle-science at an English-immersion secondary school in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Jennifer is currently enrolled at Teachers College to complete an MA in leadership and social-organizational psychology.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys no-filter NYC autumns, BuzzFeed listicles, sleeping in on rainy mornings, spending time at the beach (with adequate sun protection!), avoiding the subway, and kittens.
- MA candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University
- MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- BS, The George Washington University
- Writer, Go Ask Alice! – Alice! Health Promotion
- Operations Lead, Accessions Department – GeneDx
- American Science Teacher – Doan Thi Diem Secondary School, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Gutman, S. A., Sliwinski, M., Laird, J., & Nguyen, J. (2020). Effectiveness of a Multimodal Mindfulness Program for Student Health Care Professionals: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 8(2), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1662.
Stephanie Rozen, LCSW, CASAC
Stephanie Rozen joined the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Center for Student Wellness in 2012 as Director of the Addiction Information & Management Strategies (AIMS) office. She came to CUIMC with over 14 years of experience providing wellness, counseling, and education services to a breadth of demographics and communities. Stephanie received her Master’s in Social Work and Bachelors in Psychology from Kutztown University and is currently a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
Stephanie finds working with the talented students at CUIMC immensely rewarding. She particularly enjoys overseeing Addiction Rounds, the monthly educational series sponsored by AIMS.
- MSW, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
- BSc, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Certifications & Licensure
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York
- Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of New York
- Graduate Assistant to the President’s Roundtable on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
- Counselor at The Halfway Home of the Lehigh Valley
- Primary Therapist at R.A.F.T. (Recovering Adolescents and Families Together)
- Psycho-educational Facilitator of parenting classes for substance-dependent parents