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 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Student Health 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, Well-Being and Health Promotion, 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
Jennifer Nguyen, MPH, CHES
- Assistant Director
Jennifer joined 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 from the department of Sociomedical Sciences. 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 is currently enrolled at Teachers College to complete an MA in Leadership and Social-Organizational Psychology.
Prior to her role as assistant director, Jennifer served as the health promotion specialist for five years. 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 includes working in rare genetic diagnostics and teaching middle school science at an English-immersion secondary school in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Jennifer is passionate about reducing mental health stigma, decreasing burnout in healthcare organizations, story-telling with data, radically authentic leadership, and self-compassion as a social justice tool. Throughout the pandemic, Jennifer has worked closely with Columbia University’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program in partnership with Columbia Health and ICAP on the University’s COVID-19 response. She offers Well-Being Strategy Sessions with students that focus on building time management skills and navigating the labyrinth of the graduate school experience.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys no-filter NYC autumns, poetry, BuzzFeed listicles, sleeping in on rainy mornings, spending time at the beach (at least SPF 30), 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 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Well-Being and Health Promotion (formerly 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
Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith, MPH, CHES
- Health Promotion Specialist
Arielsela joined Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Student Health on Haven in 2021. She graduated from the New York University School of Global Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Science and Practice. Her work focuses on eliminating social disparities through multidisciplinary research, public health practice, and community organizing across academic, governmental, and global sectors. She has worked with the New York City Department of Social Services, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and UN-Habitat. She also facilitates arts and mental health workshops for Black college students. Additional areas of interest include integrating the arts into public health, storytelling and narrative practice, transformative justice, mental health, collective trauma, and community healing.
Aside from work, Arielsela enjoys creative pursuits such as dance, fashion, theater, and other performance art, as well as indulging in competition TV shows. She has also recently taken up learning active outdoor sports like snowboarding and kayaking.
- MPH, New York University School of Global Public Health
- BA, Global Health, University of California, San Diego
Certifications & Licensure
- Certified Health Education Specialist
- Public Health Communications & Community Manager, The International Society of Urban Health
- Black + Mental Health + Matters Facilitator, Art with Impact
- Research Assistant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Graduate Assistant, NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine Department