University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

AMWHO University of Oklahoma

The American Mock World Health Organization, Inc. (AMWHO) was created on January 10th, 2014 on a plane ride home from the Ontario Model World Health Organization Simulation (OMWHO) in Toronto, Canada. With the help of UNC Chapel Hill, the first international simulation of the World Health Assembly occurred in October 2014.

The University of Oklahoma chapter was founded in 2017. Since then, the chapter has promoted public health education through weekly general body meetings, hosting three regional summits and conferences, and mentoring new AMWHO chapters.

Connect with OU AMWHO on social media:

Vision

We envision a generation of global public health students equipped with the diplomatic skills to pursue Health for All.

Mission

Our mission is to develop experiences that advance the understanding of the World Health Assembly in order to empower future leaders in global health policy.

Team

Lydia Burger

President
Bio

Jeanette Hoang

President
Bio

Christopher Sipols

Co-Director of Logistics
Bio

Natalie Keller

Co-Director of Logistics
Bio

August Limvaree

Director of Finance
Bio

Tess McGee

Director of Public Relations
Bio

Ryna Zubair

Director of Media
Bio

Victoria Mamedova

Secretary
Bio

Abigail Ren

First-Year Liaison
Bio

Julia Naifeh

First-Year Liaison
Bio

Sweta Chataut

First-Year Liaison
Bio

Lane McCoy

First-Year Liaison
Bio

Director's Letter

Dear Prospective Delegates and Esteemed Colleagues,

We are honored and excited to invite you to the 2021 American Mock World Health Organization Oklahoma Regional Conference “Drugs: Global Harm Reduction in Action.” 


Conversations in drug policy have only recently shifted from complete prohibition to a harm reduction approach. We hope to bring this perspective from our local roots to the international level through our simulation of the World Health Assembly. For the first time in three years, this conference is being hosted in-person at the Thurman J. White Forum Building in Norman, Oklahoma. We are especially excited to bring conversations in drug policy and harm reduction here to Oklahoma, in the heart of the opioid epidemic. 



As an established chapter in the midwest region, the University of Oklahoma AMWHO chapter has hosted three successful regional conferences in partnership with universities across the region and mentored new chapters. Despite setbacks caused by the pandemic, we continue to engage students in global public health, policy-making, and international diplomacy. We are grateful to our past leaders for the establishment of a solid chapter, and to the Hudson College of Public Health for their ongoing support.



We hope that our conference and your further involvement in AMWHO help grow not only your passion for public health, but also your desire to create meaningful change toward bettering health outcomes in your community. The ongoing pandemic has heightened awareness of public health issues and the need for science communication. Now, more than ever, it is important to think global and act local. Here at AMWHO, we look forward to inspiring the future generation of health advocates and giving them the tools to change the future.




Sincerely,
Lydia Burger & Jeanette Hoang
Co-Directors, AMWHO University of Oklahoma

Speakers

Dr. Travis Rieder

Research Scholar, JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics
Bio

Dr. Yu Lu

Assistant Professor, OU Health and Exercise Science
Bio

Dr. Elyse Ona Singer

Assistant Professor, OU Anthropology
Bio

Activities

Scroll through our most recent activies here:
2021 Regional Conference - Drugs: Global Harm Reduction in Action
Back in person for the first time since 2019, the 2021 Oklahoma Conference will host over 25 delegates from the University of Oklahoma for a discussion on global harm reduction with subthemes of mental health, pharmaceutical development, essential medicines, and more.
2021 Western Regional Conference - The Future of Global Food Security
With over 50 delegates from 13 universities, most of whom did not come from schools with an AMWHO chapter, the Western Regional Conference was a virtual collaboration between the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, and the University of California, San Diego. 
2020 Virtual Regional Conference - Environmental Public Health: Many Nations, One Earth
Hosted in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Regional Conference was transformed to a virtual format to follow all public safety guidelines. 20 delegates from two universities joined together to discuss public health and the environment as the threat of climate change looms over the world.
2019 Regional Conference - Global Mental Health: From Silence to Solutions
The 2019 Regional Conference was a huge success, with over 40 students in attendance representing five local universities. Delegates debated mental health on a global scale to develop solutions to one of the world's most pressing public health issues.
2018 Summit - Health and Education: A Global Perspective
We appreciate having all of the delegates and staff there at our first annual One-Day summit to represent your delegations and talk about our theme, Impacting Health Through Education. It was an honor hosting all of you and we hope that all those involved will join us again next year to do it all over again!

Sponsors

Get In Touch

Thank you for your interest in the American Mock World Health Organization, Inc. For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this chapter, please fill out the form below.

Address & Map

University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma