The EMSA Public health Pillar is gathering passionate people who want to work on public health issues in Europe.


A Europe of universal well-being, where all policies and practices promote health and where all have equal access to a high quality health system.
Empower medical students to be key pioneers in the popularization of healthy lifestyle, preventive medicine and health education.

Focus Points of the Pillar

Mental health has been introduced as a focus point already by former PHDs, Leon Rensen and Jan Skrzypczak. Two Pillar Sessions were delivered during the Spring Assembly’17 and a policy paper was written on the matter. We will continue to focus on this crucial and complex topic, especially on the mental health of medical students and professionals.

By living in an era where anti vaccines movements are larger than ever, we believe  it is the time we actively promote and educate the wide public about the importance of vaccines. This year, EMSA Public Health Pillar added the world immunization week into EMSA awareness days calendar and delivered informative Pillar Sessions during the Spring Assembly’18  and Autumn Assembly’18 regarding vaccination.


●  Empower students to take active part in health education of the society to encourage informed lifestyle choices;

●  Promote a healthy and active lifestyle;

●  Raise awareness in society regarding health threads and mental health issues;

●  Play an active role in European advocacy regarding lifestyle policies;

●  Collaborate with relevant partners in the implementation of objectives related to Public Health.

2017/2018 EMSA Public Health Team

Catalina Creanga

Catalina Creanga

PR Assistant

Esra Zhubi

Esra Zhubi

Public Health Director



Research Assistant

Public Health Pillar Sessions

Pillar Sessions topics:

  • eHealth meets Public Health
  • Vaccinationamong medical students and healthcare professionals
  • Alcohol: Policy & Advocacy

Pillar Sessions topics:

  • Epidemics and the role of vaccines
  • Mental Health and Disaster Medicine
  • How to organize online awareness campaigns?

How to get involved

EMSA Public Health Facebook Group

Join EMSA Public Health mailing list

Contact the Director: phealth@emsa-europe.eu

Contact the PR Assistant: phd.pr.asst@emsa-europe.eu

Contact the Research Assistant: phd.res.asst@emsa-europe.eu