Our Faculty

More than 150 faculty members work within the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. They have a wide range of expertise, from monitoring and assessing health risks and opportunities in populations, to helping build health-supporting social environments through policy, advocacy, and programs. They are educators, advisors, researchers, practitioners and community leaders. They come from backgrounds in quantitative, behavioral, environmental and social sciences, policy and government, exercise and health sciences and anthropology, among many other areas. They all work in collaboration with each other and with community partners, and are especially focused on the training and education of future leaders and practitioners in the public health fields.

 

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Camp, Karen -

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Finance Manager Dean’s Office

Campbell, Barbara - MA, PhD

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Adjunct Associate Professor Health Services (Research) Phone: (503) 221-7074
Biography

Barbara Campbell is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Public Health. She specializes in addictions treatment research, focusing on interventions that increase treatment engagement and retention, and improve the fidelity of treatment delivery. She also conducts research on smoking cessation and the effectiveness of anti-tobacco messages for individuals with co-occurring substance-use disorders. She is a co-investigator within the Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. She also is a licensed psychologist and practicing clinician in Portland. She provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services, as well as consultation and clinical training. 

Education, Degrees

M.A., University of New Mexico, 1978
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1981

Research
  • U10 DA015815 (James Sorensen/Dennis McCarty) 2016-2020 NIH/NIDA Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Role: Co-investigator
  • R01 DA 036066 (Joseph Guydish) 2014-Present NIH/NIDA and FDA Center for Tobacco Products. Role: Consultant
  • U10 DA015815 (James Sorensen/ Dennis McCarty) 2010-2015 NIH/NIDA Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Role: Co-investigator
  • 2RO1 DA09832-11 (Robert Booth) 2007-2012 NIH/NIDA Intervention to Reduce Injection Drug Use Role: Consultant
  • 5R01DA025600-02 (Joseph Guydish) 2009-2011 NIH/NIDA Impact of Core Implementation Components on Adoption Role: Co-investigator
  • 1RC1DA028467-01 (Robert Carlson) 2009-2011 NIH/NIDA Comparing Acute and Continuous Drug Abuse Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial Role: Consultant

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  • U10 DA013036 (Dennis McCarty) 2000-2010 NIH/NIDA Oregon/Hawaii Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Role: Co-investigator

Carder, Paula - MA, PhD

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Associate Professor Community Health & Health Promotion Office PSU – URBN 470R Phone: (503) 725-5144
Biography

Paula Carder is an associate professor with the School of Public Health and a researcher with PSU Institute on Aging.

Her research focuses on socio-cultural aspects of housing and long-term care for older persons and adults with disabilities. Her research also explores the relationship between state regulatory requirements and daily practices associated with medication administration and staffing in assisted living and dementia care facilities. She conducts a state-wide survey of assisted living, memory care,and adult foster homes for the Oregon Department of Human Services. She also was the lead evaluator of a recent Oregon Health Authority-sponsored program to coordinate health and housing services for low-income residents of 11 publicly-subsidized apartment buildings.

Carder also has mentored students in the BUILD EXITO program, an undergraduate research training program at PSU that supports students on their pathway to become scientific researchers.

Education, Degrees

B.S., West Virginia University, 1987
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Ph.D., Portland State University, 1999

Awards and Honors
  • 2014, Best Research Paper, Seniors Housing and Care Journal
  • 2013, Anselm Strauss Award, Honorable Mention, Qualitative Health Research
  • 2014, Visiting International Fellow in Research Methods, University of Surrey, Guildford, England
  • 2013, Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
Research
  • Oregon Department of Human Services, 2016-18 Oregon Community-Based Care Survey, Role: Principal Investigator
  • CareOregon, 2016-18 Evaluation, LiveWell Care Homes Role: Principal Investigator
  • Oregon Health Authority, 2014-16 Evaluation, Housing with Services demonstration, Role: Principal Investigator
  • Oregon Department of Human Services, 2014-16 Oregon Community-Based Care Survey, Role: Principal Investigator
  • OHSU/NIDA, 2013 HEARTH, community-based participatory research with Central City Concern, Role: Investigator
  • Cedar Sinai Park/Enterprise Foundation, 2012 Community Needs Assessment, Role: Principal Investigator

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  • Northwest Health Foundation, 2012 Staffing Needs for Housing with Services,  Role: Principal Investigator
  • Portland Housing Authority, 2011-12 Strategies to Support Aging in Place,  Role: Principal Investigator

Carlson, Kathleen - MS, PhD

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Associate Professor Epidemiology & Environmental Systems and Human Health Office VA Portland Health Care System, Bldg. 6, Room 317 Phone: (503) 220-8262 x 52094
Biography

Kathleen F. Carlson is an associate professor at the School of Public Health, and a core investigator with the Health Services Research Center of Excellence at the VA Portland Health Care System.

Her research examines the spectrum of injury prevention and control, from the epidemiology of intentional and unintentional injuries to the rehabilitation of patient populations with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her current efforts focus on opioid and other medication-related injuries, firearm-related injuries, short- and long-term outcomes among combat veterans with TBI, and epidemiology of, and health services for, auditory injury among active duty and separated military service members. Carlson co-directs the VA health services research post-doctoral fellowship program at the Portland VA and teaches and advises M.P.H. and Ph.D. students in epidemiology at the School of Public Health.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Biology, Oregon State University, 1999
M.S., Environmental Health/Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 2003
Ph.D., Environmental Health/Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Services Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, 2008

Awards and Honors
  • 2016, OHSU Faculty Senate Award for Excellence
  • 2015, OHSU PHPM Chair’s Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2013, APHA ICEHS Special Services Award
  • 2011, Inductee, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • 2011, Graduate Women in Science Recognition of Service Award
Research
  • I01 CX001135 (Carlson, Kathleen F)  Sept 30, 2016 – Sept 29, 2018; DoD CDMRP/DVA CSR&D; Longitudinal Effects of Mild TBI and Other Military Exposures on Auditory Functioning in Recently-Discharged Veterans and Active Duty Service Members – CENC Study 1; Role: Principal Investigator
  • 1R21MH112201  (Carlson, Kathleen F)  Aug 1, 2016 – Sept 30, 2018; NIH/NIMH; Interagency Data Base Linkage: Precursors of Firearm Injuries and Suicide ; Role: Principal Investigator
  • I21 RX002216-01 (Carlson, Kathleen F) July 1, 2016 – Jun 30, 2018; DVA/RR&D; Chronic Tinnitus among Veterans with and without TBI: Service Needs and Interests; Role: Principal Investigator
  • I01 HX001891 (Carlson, Kathleen) Mar 1, 2016 – Feb 28, 2019; DVA/HSR&D; Use of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Evaluate Concurrent VA and non-VA Opioid Prescriptions; Role: Principal Investigator
  • JW160036 (Henry, James A) Mar 15, 2017 – Mar 15, 2021;  DoD/JWMRP; Effects of Military Noise Exposure on Auditory Function in Service Members and Recently Discharged Veterans; Role: Co-Investigator
  • BAA11097008  (Hammer, Leslie)  Feb 1, 2013 – Jan 31, 2018;  DoD/USAMRMC; Development and Evaluation of Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training (VSST): Reintegration of the Oregon National Guard and Reserves into the Workplace; Role: Co-Investigator

Cartwright, Emily -

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Administrative Assistant Dean’s Office Dean’s Office Office OHSU Gaines Hall – GH230 Phone: 503-494-7190
Biography

Education, Degrees

BA, San Francisco State University, 2009

Cary, Margaret - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Epidemiology and Medicine Office OHSU –DCH 7158 Phone: (503) 418-1085
Biography
Education, Degrees

M.D., M.P.H., OHSU, 2006
Psychiatry Residency, University of Washington, 2010
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Washington, 2011

Chan, Benjamin - MS

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Instructor OHSUBiostatistics

Chen, Yiyi - MA, MS, PhD

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Associate Professor Biostatistics Office OHSU – HRC 12D92 Phone: (503) 346-0790
Biography

Yiyi Chen is an associate professor of biostatistics at the School of Public Health. Her primary areas of expertise include statistical methods in clinical trials, adaptive design, Bayesian method, decision theory and computational statistics. She has been heavily involved with research projects through the Biostatistics Shared Resource of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institution for over eight years. During that time, she has collaborated with investigators on grant applications, study designs, randomizations, data analyses and manuscript developments.

Chen has taught five courses in statistics over the years at OHSU and has independently developed an online biostatistics course – Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials – which has become a required course for all students in the biostatistics program. She also is a member of the Curriculum Committee of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Zhejiang University, 1998
M.A., Fudan University, 2001
M.A., University of Iowa, 2004
M.S., University of Iowa, 2005
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2008

Awards and Honors
  • 2015, Outstanding Reviewer (Contemporary Clinical Trials)
  • 2008, student scholarship for excellent research from Society for Clinical Trials
  • 2007, University of Iowa Graduate Summer Fellowship
  • 2007, Charles B. Sampson Student Poster Award 1st Place, 30th Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop, Muncie, Ind.
Research
  • 1U01 CA154602 (Huang and Ryan) 9/01/2011 – 8/31/2016
  • 1 UL1 RR024140-01 (Orwoll, Eric) 7/01/2011 – 06/30/2016
  • VA (RR&D) Merit Review (Bourdette, Dennis) 7/01/2012 –6/30/2017
  • 5 UL1 TR000128 09 3/01/2015 – 6/30/2016
  • Valvano Foundation Translational Award (Alexander Guimaraes) 10/01/2015 – 9/30/2018
  • 1 R01 CA120861-01A2 Huang (PI) 09/17/2007 -07/31/2010

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  • OCTRI/Knight Cancer Institute pilot project funding Chen (PI) 12/01/2009 – 11/30/2010
  • 7005-11 Specialized Center of Research (Druker, Brian) 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2015

Choi, Dongseok - PhD

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Professor Biostatistics Office OHSU – CSB 680 Phone: (503) 494-5336
Biography

Dongseok Choi is a data scientist who led the creation of two new biostatistics graduate programs that are now part of the School of Public Health – the Master of Science in Biostatistics and the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics. He served as the co-director of both programs from 2010 to 2015.

His current research interests are developing semi-supervised learning and “bump hunting” algorithms for big data, statistical methods for next generation sequencing data, and hierarchical generalized mixed-effects models by h-likelihood. He is a sought-after collaborative scientist working on the interdisciplinary and translational research in ophthalmology, otolaryngology and inflammation diseases.

Choi founded the Korean International Statistical Society in 2011 and was the founding president. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2012 and became an elected member of the International Statistical Institute in 2013. In 2016, he was nominated to serve in the American Statistical Association Fellows Committee that selects new fellows of the association.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Seoul National University, 1988
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1999

Awards and Honors
  • 2013, elected member, the International Statistical Institute
  • 2012, Fellow, The American Statistical Association (Elected)
  • 2003 Travel award for National Bureau of Economic Research/National Science Foundation Time Series conference
  • 1997, Young Professional, The Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
  • 1988, Magna cum laude, Seoul National University
Research
  • P30EY010572-20 (Morrison)  7/01/2015 – 6/300/2020  NIH/NEI   Ophthalmology Core Facility, Role: Co-Investigator
  • 5R01EY010145-16 (Morrison)  4/1/2013 – 3/31/2018 NIH/NEI Studies in Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Damage, Role: Co-Investigaator
  • 1R15DE024317-01 (Machida) 09/15/2014 – 08/31/2017 NIH/NIDCR Dominant Mutans Streptococci Genetic Strains in Caries Active Children,  Role: Co-Investigator
  • R01 DC011034 (Barr-Gillespie) 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2020 NIH/NIDCD Hair Bundle Structure and Dynamics, Role: Co-Investigator
  • R01 DC014427(Barr-Gillespie & Müller, MPI) 12/01/15 – 11/30/20 NIH/NICDC Functions of Myosin VII in Mechanosensory Hair Cells, Role: Co-Investigator
  • R24 EY022023 (Hauswirth/Weleber) 6/01/2013 – 5/31/2018 NIH/NEI rAAV-CNGB3 Gene Therapy for Achromatopsia: Translational Research Studies, Role: Co-Investigator

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  • 2R01EY020249-05  (Rosenbaum) 9/1/2016 – 8/31/2021 NIH/NEI  Gene Expression in Nonspecific Orbital Inflammatory Disease, Role: Co-Investigator

Coates, Kelly - MPH

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Adjunct Instructor Community Health
Biography

Ms. Coates is returning to Portland State University after receiving her Masters in Public Health in 2005 and serving as an undergraduate adjunct instructor in the School of Community Health from 2003 to 2011. She is a lifelong Portland resident and revels in all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Ms. Coates is currently employed as the Operations and Community Outreach Manager at Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus. She also teaches math at NW Academy. Ms. Coates also donates her time as the Board Vice President for the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health and the Ambassador Board Chair at the Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ms. Coates is specifically interested in examining the intersectionality of low education attainment and poor health outcomes, specifically in students of color. She hopes to create policy-level interventions that provide tangible, meaningful strategies for improving these key social determinants of health.

Cohen, Carrie - MA, MS

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Instructor Health Studies Office PSU – URBN 450 Phone: (503) 725-4401
Biography

Carrie Cohen is an instructor with both the School of Public Health and the PSU University Studies departments, where she teaches classes primarily focused on birth and breastfeeding. She also assists with administering and coordinating the lactation practicum courses for students pursuing the International Board Certification for Lactation Consultants.

Carrie has a background teaching secondary science education before transitioning into women’s health and her work with PSU.  She has worked as a  health educator and labor doula and currently works as a Lactation Consultant with a hospital system in Portland.

Education, Degrees

M.S., PSU, 2005
M.A., Pacific University, 2005
I.B.C.L.C., University of California, San Diego 2014

Cooper, Cara -

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Administrative Coordinator Dean’s Office Phone: 503-494-2550

Cronn, Leah - JD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OHSU – 1166 MacKenzie Hall Phone: (503) 307-3753
Biography

Leah Cronn is associate director of OHSU Global, SE Asia. During the last 20 years, Cronn has been involved in numerous large scale international and philanthropic business development efforts. Before joining OHSU, Cronn designed and implemented health care programs and on-site medical clinics for large companies and worked with a spin-out of the Soros Foundation on Global Health Equity programming, addressing the intersection of law and public health internationally. She also launched a non-profit organization, Marathon Scholars, which has raised millions of dollars for low income children to attend college, She sits on the Board of Directors for The Schlesinger Family Foundation and teaches Access to Education at PSU.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Michigan, 1994
J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, 1997

Crusoe, Kristen - MSN, EdD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Phone: (541) 297-2155
Biography

Kristen Crusoe’s interest lays in exploring and developing frameworks for leadership and management that bring a holistic rather than reductionist perspective to systems. She has experience in both acute and community based care systems. She has practiced in a variety of leadership positions in healthcare and academia, including nurse manager, clinical director, sexual assault nurse examiner, dean and consultant. She currently teaches in the OHSU School of Nursing’s Health Systems Organizational Leadership Program along with the School of Public Health.

Crusoe has extensive organizational leadership experience at all levels of organizational functioning, specializing in group dynamics and “complexity science” applications to organizational settings. With a clinical background in psychiatric and mental health nursing, her experience working with individuals and groups translates into principles that apply in organizational settings, especially in managing conflict and building positive group and team interactions.

Education, Degrees

B.A., International Affairs & Asian Studies, Florida State University, 1970
A.S., Nursing, Tallahassee Community College, 1985
Master’s, Nursing, OHSU 2001
Ed.D., Oregon State University, 2010

Awards and Honors

2009, Oregon Psychiatric Association Access Award

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