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Raphael D. Florestal-Kevelier, PhD, MPH

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Health & Wellness/Executive Director of the UIC Counseling Center

Clinical Assistant Professor

Community Health Sciences

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

Student Services Building 2010


1200 West Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3490


Raphael Florestal-Kevelier, PhD, MPH is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). He has advanced training and over 15 years of experience engaging in scholarship, practice, and teaching focused on the well-being of university students, with an emphasis on its intersections with students’ academic, professional, and personal success. Within higher education, his research and practice pay attention to advancing health equity in university contexts, cultivating health promoting campus environments, and the academic and social experiences of Black queer and transgender students. Dr. Florestal-Kevelier is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Health & Wellness within the UIC Office of Student Affairs and has the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors of the American College Health Association.

Professional Leadership

Board of Directors Member-at-Large for Advocacy, American College Health Association

Chair, Health Promotion Section, American College Health Association

Notable Honors

2022, Hannibal E. Howell, Jr. Award for Promoting Diversity in College Health, American College Health Association

2017, Southern College Health Association New Professional Award, American College Health Association


PhD, Counseling and Human Development Services, Mary Frances Early College of Education, The University of Georgia
MPH, Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
BS, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

Professional Memberships

American College Health Association

American College Personnel Association, International

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators