Health Promotion and Outreach

Health Promotion and Outreach provides health and wellness education to support students' academic success by creating opportunities for students to become more aware and better educated in order to make more informed choices. We utilize educational programs to advocate for health and wellness on various topics and behaviors that can prevent disease, injuries and other health problems. We are firm believers that the healthier our students are, the better their educational experiences will be and the more likely they will graduate and achieve their goals.

Health Promotion and Outreach Staff

Alexandra Dahl

Alexandra Dahl, MA

Health Promotions Analyst
Contact: 402-472-7443 or aldahl@nebraskamed.com
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Sociology and Spanish, South Dakota State University

Alexandra joined the University Health Center (UHC) in 2015. Her main interest in both counseling psychology and health promotion is helping individuals increase their experience of overall well-being. Alexandra’s main role is to plan and host student-oriented events on various health and well-being topics. She is also currently a student pursuing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology through the College of Education and Human Sciences.


LaKaija Johnson

LaKaija Johnson, MPH, MPS

Health Promotions Analyst
Contact: 402-472-7442 or lakjohnson@nebraskamed.com
  • Master of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Master of Public Service, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Philander Smith College

LaKaija joined the UHC in 2016. She is passionate about public health and health promotion. LaKaija's main role is equipping the Wellness Advocates with the tools they need to serve as true health resources for their peers on campus.


Kirsten Licht

Kirsten Licht, MS

Health Promotions Analyst
Contact: 402-472-7542 or klicht@nebraskamed.com
  • Master of Science in Leadership Education, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Family Science, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
  • Marijuana Educational Counseling
  • Tobacco Cessation Education

Kirsten has worked at UHC since 2003. She oversees the Healthy Husker peer education program among other things. Kirsten is passionate about sleep and stress education, and she enjoys watching students learn and grow through health and well-being education..


Jamie Porter

Jamie Porter, MA

Health Promotions Analyst
Contact: 402-472-7498 or jporter@nebraskamed.com
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Jamie joined UHC in 2016. Her areas of interest in health promotion include sexual health, sexual and relationship violence prevention, bystander intervention, body and sex positivity.