CUHF Graduate Chapter

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Cornell University Healthy Futures: Graduate Chapter (CUHFG) is the graduate division of the first academic institute in the country to combine hospitality, environmental design, and health policy and management to improve patient and customer experience.

Who We Are

We believe in creative and transdisciplinary approaches to health and wellness. We come from a broad range of programs, backgrounds, and interests; however, we all share a desire to improve how care is experienced and delivered.

What We Do

CUHFG encourages and empowers future industry leaders to explore the intersection of healthcare, hospitality, and design. We coordinate with the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures to facilitate academic and networking opportunities with prospective employers, professional development programs, social activities, mentorship and community service involvement.

Current Programs

  • Case Competition at Cornell Tech
  • Community service with Engaged Cornell
  • Networking with executives and experts
  • Roundtable discussions with diverse academic emphases

Future Programs

  • Conferences, symposia and case competitions (i.e. Johnson Healthcare Symposium, Healthy Futures Conference)
  • Conduct and present multidisciplinary research
  • Capstone-style projects


  • Healthcare design
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Senior Living

If you are interested, please contact Brandon Okezie

Meet the Team

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    Brandon Okezie

    Brandon Okezie is a second year MHA Candidate in the Sloan Program in Health Administration. Born and raised in Texas, he completed his Bachelor of Healthcare Administration at Texas State University. He possesses a broad perspective of healthcare that stems from his internships in Governance, Hospital Operations, Government Relations, and Revenue Cycle. Paired with his Read More...

  • Sage Cooley

    First-Year Representative
    Sage Cooley is a first-year MHA candidate in the Sloan Program in Health Administration. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, she received her B.A. in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Following graduation, Sage gained experience in healthcare by working at a general surgeon’s office, where she learned the importance of employee engagement Read More...

  • Brooke Dias

    Vice President, Marketing
    Brooke Dias is a graduate student in the Cornell University Sloan Program in Health Administration (5-Year BS/MHA). As an undergraduate, she studied Biology and Society with a minor in business. This past summer, Brooke worked as a Business Services Representative at Trinity Health and previously was an Accountable Care Organization Intern at Baystate Health.After obtaining Read More...

  • Sabah Mohammed

    Design & Hospitality Chair
    Sabah is an architect with a passionfor healthcare design specifically human-centric and evidence-based design. Prior to beginning graduate school at Cornell, Sabah was practicing as an architect for a healthcare planning firm specialized in the design and delivery ofprefabricated, modularhospitals.A strong advocate for making a difference through design, Sabah isinterested in core issues in health Read More...

  • Neil Rajput

    Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Neil Rajput is a student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration. He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and received his B.S. in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University. Prior to Cornell University, Neil was a medical student at Oregon Health and Science University where he developed an interest Read More...

  • Kamila Votavova

    Vice President, Finance
    Kamila Votavova is a first-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration. Her main interests lie in healthcare consultancy and improving healthcare operations and patient experience by using hospitality and design concepts. She received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom. She has internship experience Read More...