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.

 

Programs

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Hammer, Leslie - MS, PhD

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Professor Environmental Systems & Human Health Office 1501 Robert Jones Hall Phone: (503) 494-9193
Biography

Leslie B. Hammer is a professor in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU and professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at PSU. She is the director of the Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program at PSU and also one of the associate directors of the federally funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

Hammer’s research focuses on ways organizations can help reduce work and family stress and improve positive spillover among employees by facilitating both formal and informal workplace supports, such as Family Supportive Supervisor Behavior training. She has worked with such employee populations as grocery workers, nursing aid workers, construction workers and information technology workers. She is currently working on employment support and retention for our nation’s military veterans and the National Guard.

Hammer is a past founding president of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Psychology, James Madison University, 1985
M.S., Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1989
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1991

Awards and Honors

2013, recipient of the Branford Price Millar Award for Excellence in Research Scholarship at PSU

Research
  • PI (Department of Defense) Evaluation of a Work-Family and Sleep Leadership Intervention in the Oregon National Guard:  A Behavioral Health Leadership Approach. October 1, 2016- September 30, 2020
  • PI (with Donald Truxillo, Co-PI) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Continuation Training Program Grant: Graduate Training in Occupational Health Psychology, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020
  • PI (Department of Defense) Development, validation and evaluation of a veteran supportive supervisor training program in the civilian workforce, February 8, 2013-February 7, 2018

Hansen, Joyanna - PhD

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Assistant Professor Office OHSU – Gaines Hall 214 Phone: (503) 494-4263
Biography
Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2013

Harris, Debra - MST, PhD

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Senior Instructor II Health Studies Office PSU – URBAN 470E Phone: (503) 725-5107
Biography

Debra Harris is a senior instructor II in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Her areas of specialization are health education instructional strategies and techniques, child/youth health promotion program planning, school health, school physical education, youth/obesity, death/dying, and emotional abuse in the workplace. She also is an adjunct instructor in PSU’s Graduate School of Education, supervising teacher candidates in the area school health and physical education, and teaching the health and physical education methods courses. For the past four years, Deb has served as a visiting lecturer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she teaches Death/Dying and Emotional Abuse in the Workplace.

Deb is an native Portlander and has mentored hundreds of students in both school and public health in her four-decade career.

Education, Degrees

A.A., Central Oregon Community College, 1974
B.S., Southern Oregon University, 1976
M.S.T., PSU, 1978
M.S.T., PSU, 1982
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1998

Awards and Honors
  • 2015, Top Professors in the College of Urban and Public Affairs
  • 2002, National Health Professional of the Year (K-12) from the American Association of Health Education
  • 1998, National Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Hartung, Daniel - PharmD, MPH

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Associate Professor Health Services/Health Outcomes Office South Waterfront – CLSB 5S094 Phone: (503) 494-4720
Biography

Dan Hartung is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy in the Oregon State University/OHSU College of Pharmacy and an investigator in the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center. His research focus is pharmaceutical health services research, specifically examining how pharmacy benefit structures within government and private health insurance affect drug utilization and patient outcomes. He is leading a multi-state effort to explore how Medicaid policies involving opioids affect adverse events related to opioid misuse and abuse. He is also principal investigator on a project to develop and pilot a prescription drug monitoring program toolkit to help community pharmacists improve the safety of opioid use.

After receiving his doctorate in pharmacy in 2000 and a Master of Public Health degree in 2007, Hartung completed a pharmacy residency at the Portland VA Medical Center and completed an outcomes research fellowship at Oregon State.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1998
Pharm.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000
M.P.H., OHSU, 2007

Awards and Honors

OHSU Distinguished faculty award for Research , 2014

Research
  • R18 HS024227-01, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) Hartung, Daniel M (PI)  09/30/15-07/31/18 Pharmacy Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Toolkit to Improve Opioid Safety, Role: PI
  • HC-1510-06870, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Hartung, Daniel (PI)  10/01/16-09/30/18 Costs, Access, and Value of Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Therapies, Role: PI
  • 1U01CE002786-01 , National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Hartung, Daniel (PI)  08/25/16-08/24/17 Prescription Opioid Performance Improvement Metrics and Heroin Abuse, Role: PI
  • U01 CE002500-02 Hartung, Daniel M (PI)  09/30/14-09/29/16 Opioid Analgesic Policies and Prescription Drug Abuse in State Medicaid Programs, Role: PI
  • K12 HS019456-01 GUISE, JEANNE-MARIE  (PI)  07/01/10-06/30/13 Oregon Comparative Effectiveness Research K12 Program, Role: Scholar

Hatfield, Lisa - EdD

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Director of Assessment & Evaluation Dean’s Office Office OHSU – Gaines Hall – GH 234 Phone: 503-494-7548
Biography

Education, Degrees

Ed.D., Portland State University, 2015

M.A., English, PSU, 2003

M.A.T., Lewis & Clark, 1994

B.S., University of Oregon, 1991

 

Henkle, Emily - PhD, MPH

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Research Assistant Professor Center for Infectious Disease Studies Office OHSU – GH 137 Phone: (503) 494 - 6226
Biography

Emily Henkle is an epidemiologist and research assistant professor who in recent years has focused on projects related to pulmonary infectious disease. Her research has focused on nontuberculous mycobacteria – or NTM disease – along with pediatric Haemophilus influenzae and pneumococcal infection, infant influenza and adult influenza in healthcare workers. She  approaches her research with both the individual and public health in mind, producing data on disease burden, incidence and natural history of disease.

Her most recent work has explored patient-centered research and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic NTM infection and underlying bronchiectasis. She is studying correlations between health-related quality of life measures and NTM disease activity and is measuring the efficacy of current treatments in relation to respiratory symptoms, physical functioning and fatigue.

She also manages a statewide special surveillance project with the Oregon Health Authority and coordinates enrollment and data collection for the Northwest NTM Biobank.

Education, Degrees

M.P.H., University of California Berkeley, 2000
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010

Awards and Honors
  • 2007-2010, Pre-doctoral fellow, NEI Clinical Trials Training Grant
  • 2016, Junior Investigator Award, ATS/ALA
Research
  • (Henkle) 01/01/17 – 12/31/18. American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific. Health-related quality of life as a clinical trial endpoint for nontuberculous mycobacteria disease. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • 1013-OHSU (Henkle) 05/01/15 – 04/30/16. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). NTM Research Consortium Stakeholder Engagement and Planning Meeting. Role: Project Lead.
  • FD -R-05401-01-A1 (Winthrop) 09/01/16 – 07/31/20. Food and Drug Administration P2 Study of Clofazimine for Pulmonary M. avium Disease IND 125,266 (1/5/2015). Role: Co-investigator.
  • CER-1503-29191 (Winthrop) 01/01/16 – 06/30/18. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Comparative effectiveness and safety of inhaled corticosteroids and antimicrobial compounds for non-CF bronchiectasis. Role: Co-investigator/Project Director
  • DS-311495 (Winthrop) 07/01/14 – 06/30/17. American Lung Association Natural History of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease and Immune Correlates of Disease Progression. Role: Co-investigator/Project Director
  • 2561-OHSU (Winthrop) 01/01/16 – 12/31/16. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis patient network and research roadmap. Role: Co-investigator/Project Director.

Hodsden, Josh - MBA

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Program Coordinator Environmental Systems & Human Health; Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OSHU – Gaines Hall 233 Phone: 503-494-1158
Biography

Josh Hodsden has been a student advocate in higher education for eight years, coaching both undergraduate and graduate students before and during their programs. 

Education, Degrees

B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix, 2002
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2010

Horner-Johnson, Willi - PhD

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Associate Professor Epidemiology Office OHSU – CDRC 1272C Phone: (503) 494-9273
Biography

Willi Horner-Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Public Health and in OHSU’s Institute on Development and Disability. She studies health and health care disparities impacting adults with disabilities and has contributed to a growing body of evidence indicating substandard receipt of some types of preventive care and elevated levels of unmet health care needs in the disability population.

Horner-Johnson has a particular interest in disparities experienced by people with disabilities who also belong to other marginalized groups. In 2014, she guest edited a special issue of Medical Care on health care disparities at the intersection of disability, race and ethnicity.

Much of her current research focuses on reproductive health of women with disabilities, including contraception use and preferences and pregnancy occurrence and outcomes.

Horner-Johnson co-founded the Disability Section of the Oregon Public Health Association and is currently chair of the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Oberlin College, 1995
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002

Awards and Honors

2009, APHA Disability Section New Investigator Award

Research
  • K12 HS019456 (Guise, JM)   09/01/2014 – 07/31/2017  AHRQ  Oregon Patient Centered Outcomes Research K12 Program, Role: K12 Scholar
  • R21HD081309 (Horner-Johnson, W)    07/25/2014 – 06/30/2017 , NIH/NICHD, Prevalence and Outcomes of Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities, Role: Principal Investigator

Hurtado, David - MS, SD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OHSU – RJH1596 Phone: (503) 494-3132
Biography

David Hurtado is a social and behavioral scientist who examines social determinants of workers’ health. He researches modifiable occupational factors – including schedules, peer support and labor policies – that are linked with work-related illnesses such as depression, musculoskeletal disorders and non-communicable diseases. Most of Hurtado’s studies have been based on high-risk industries, especially in patient care. As a faculty member of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center – a Center of Excellence for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health – he designs and evaluates workplace interventions aimed at promoting and protecting occupational health and safety, following the Total Worker Health™ framework.

Education, Degrees

M.S., Harvard University, 2010
S.D., Harvard University, 2013

Awards and Honors
  • 2013, undergraduate teaching distinction, Harvard University
  • 2010, Cabot International Scholar, Harvard University
  • 2010, Presidential Scholarship, Harvard University

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N