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Academic Affairs Coordinator - Tim White

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Academic Affairs Coordinator

Academic Coordinator - Theo Caldwell

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Academic Coordinator

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor - Belinda Zeidler¹

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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor Public Health Studies, Applied Health & Fitness Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 522-05 Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-5119
Biography

Belinda Zeidler has been a faculty member at PSU for over 30 years. As Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs at the School of Public Health, she is the undergraduate curriculum chair and is responsible for overseeing the curricular changes to courses and programs at the undergraduate level. She also works as an academic advisor and internship co-coordinator.

Early in her career, as a graduate student at PSU, Zeidler was assigned to teach the Health and Fitness for Life course required of all PSU students. She developed a strong interest in enhancing health by applying successful behavior change theory. Upon graduation, she was hired to coordinate the Health and Fitness program.

Also early in her career, aside from teaching, she worked with an Oregon health insurance company as a health educator, implementing health promotion programs around the state. Her focus was health behavior change for lower socioeconomic populations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Anthropology, PSU, 1982
M.S.T., Exercise Science, PSU, 1986

Awards and Honors

2016, Outstanding Teacher Award, PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Community Health

Data Analyst - JP Welch

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Data Analyst

Director of Assessment & Evaluation - Kevin A. McLemore

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Director of Assessment & Evaluation Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 523A Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-494-2460
Biography
Education, Degrees

B.A. Psychology, DePaul University, 2005
M.S. Experimental Psychology, DePaul University, 2008
Ph.D. Social & Personality Psychology, University of California – Davis, 2014
Cert., WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy, 2018

Executive Specialist for Academic Affairs - Jennifer Gagliano

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Executive Specialist for Academic Affairs
Biography

She was born in Las Vegas and lived in Redondo Beach, CA during her teenage years. She attended the Western Washington University, then moved to Vancouver, Washington. She is getting married in Arizona this October! She is currently obsessed with her polydactyl cat, Poppy. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, working out, and traveling.

Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, Associate Professor - Brad Wipfli¹

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Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, Associate Professor Community Health, Health Promotion, Public Health Studies, Applied Health & Fitness Office 1810 SW 5th Ave 610J Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-8863
Biography

Brad Wipfli’s research concentrates on health promotion and health behavior, particularly on identifying strategies to increase physical activity and improve physical and mental health. He also investigates the ways in which changes in health behaviors impact physiological processes and clinical indicators of illness and disease.

Wipfli won the 2009 Dissertation of the Year award from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education for his work discovering that post-exercise improvements in depressive symptoms are mediated by reductions in serum serotonin. He has also been a part of several pioneering Total Worker Health interventions, including the groundbreaking Safety and Health Involvement for Truckers study, which is the largest health and safety intervention with truck drivers in U.S. history. He is currently leading an intervention aimed at improving health, safety, and well-being of workers in sedentary occupations (see here).

Education, Degrees

B.A., Carthage College, 2002
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008

Awards and Honors
  • 2009, First Place, Best Practices Intervention Evaluation Competition (Olson, R., Anger, K., Elliot, D.L., Wipfli, B., Schmidt, S., & Gray, M.) APA/NIOSH Work, Stress and Health Conference
  • 2009, Dissertation of the Year, National Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • 2007, Douglas L. Conley Memorial Scholarship Award, Arizona State University Department of Kinesiology
Notes
  • NIOSH Center of Excellence (Anger, Center PI)  Oregon Healthy Workforce Center of Excellence Research Project: Multilevel Intervention to Improve Safety and Health in Sedentary Occupations Description: This project is a research project within the overall Center application. The study is designed to substantially improve health, safety, and well-being in sedentary workers, including physiological outcomes that contribute to chronic diseases. The project tests whether a multilevel intervention is more effective than single level interventions for increasing the utilization of existing health and safety resources.  Role: PI of Research Project
  • USAMRAA W81XWH-13-2-0020 (Leslie Hammer, PI) 2/08/13 – 2/07/18  Development and Evaluation of Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training (VSST): Improving Reintegration of the Oregon National Guard and Reserves into the Workplace Description: The major goal of this project is to develop and evaluate a veteran supportive supervisor training program for the civilian workforce to impact veteran and family health and well-being. Role: Co-Investigator
  • TREC – NITC (Liu-Qin Yang, PI) 4/01/16 to 10/01/17 How Do Stressed Workers Make Travel Choices that are Good for their Health, Safety, and Productivity? Description: This study will analyze two existing datasets to determine the psychological factors that impact commute choices, and examine how commute choices impact psychological and physiological stress responses to daily stressors. Role: Co-Investigator
  • NHLBI R01 HL105495 (Ryan Olson, PI) 4/01/11 to 3/31/16 Social Support During a Randomized Trial of a Trucker Weight Loss Intervention Description: Cluster randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a competition-based weight loss intervention for truck drivers that is supported with computer-based training and motivational interviewing. The study will also evaluate how social support factors in both home and work environments moderate intervention effectiveness. Role: Co-Investigator
  • NIOSH U19 OH010154 (Kent Anger, PI) 9/01/11 to 8/31/16 Oregon Healthy Workforce Center of Excellence  Description: Development and evaluation of a scripted peer-led curriculum to organize home care workers into neighborhood-based Workforce teams that provide education and social support for improving lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise) and safety behaviors. Role: Collaborator
  • NIOSH 2U01 HD059773-05 (Leslie Hammer, PI)  9/01/08 to 7/31/14  Portland Center: Work Family and Health Network Phase II Description: Randomized multi-worksite evaluation of a multi-component intervention (including behavioral self-monitoring) to increase family-supportive supervisory behaviors and employee temporal control over job tasks. Role: Investigator
  • NICHD U01 HD059773-05S1 (Leslie Hammer, PI) 9/30/09 to 9/29/11 Administrative Supplement, Work-Life Network Phase II Description: Administrative supplement award to enhance intervention effectiveness through the development of employee self-monitoring activities that are designed to increase co-worker supportive behaviors and employee temporal control over job tasks. Role: Investigator

Academic Affairs - Program Directors

SPH ProgramProgram Director
BS/BA Applied Health & FitnessBelinda Zeidler
BS/BA Public Health StudiesBelinda Zeidler
Graduate Certificate in BiostatisticsRochelle Fu
Graduate Certificate in Public HealthSarah Andrea
MPH BiostatisticsRochelle Fu
MPH Environmental Systems & Human HealthTawnya Peterson
MPH EpidemiologyJanne Boone-Heinonen
MPH Health Management & PolicyNeal Wallace
MPH Health PromotionVacant
MPH Public Health PracticeSarah Andrea
MS BiostatisticsRochelle Fu
PhD Community HealthCara Eckhardt
PhD EpidemiologyLynn Marshall
PhD Health Systems & PolicySherril Gelmon

Academic Affairs - Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising is provided by PSU’s Pathway Advising. The undergraduate programs of the SPH are part of the Health, Science and the Earth (HSE) pathway.

Information on this pathway, including how to connect with an advisor can be found on the PSU website.

Communications

Communication, Outreach & Marketing (COM) Manager - Kelly Mackura

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Communication, Outreach & Marketing (COM) Manager

Dean's Leadership Team

Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs - Emily Morris Kemmerer

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Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs Phone: 503-494-9615

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor - Belinda Zeidler¹

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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor Public Health Studies, Applied Health & Fitness Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 522-05 Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-5119
Biography

Belinda Zeidler has been a faculty member at PSU for over 30 years. As Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs at the School of Public Health, she is the undergraduate curriculum chair and is responsible for overseeing the curricular changes to courses and programs at the undergraduate level. She also works as an academic advisor and internship co-coordinator.

Early in her career, as a graduate student at PSU, Zeidler was assigned to teach the Health and Fitness for Life course required of all PSU students. She developed a strong interest in enhancing health by applying successful behavior change theory. Upon graduation, she was hired to coordinate the Health and Fitness program.

Also early in her career, aside from teaching, she worked with an Oregon health insurance company as a health educator, implementing health promotion programs around the state. Her focus was health behavior change for lower socioeconomic populations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Anthropology, PSU, 1982
M.S.T., Exercise Science, PSU, 1986

Awards and Honors

2016, Outstanding Teacher Award, PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Community Health

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration - Karen Camp

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Associate Dean for Finance and Administration Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510P Portland OR 97201

Associate Dean for Research, Ronald Naito-John McAnulty Professor in Health Equity - Marguerita Lightfoot

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Associate Dean for Research, Ronald Naito-John McAnulty Professor in Health Equity
Biography

Dr. Lightfoot received her master’s and doctorate in Counseling Psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults, as well as the development of culturally competent, efficacious interventions to reduce acquisition and transmission of HIV among populations disproportionately burdened by the epidemic. She has obtained NIH funding to design and implement HIV preventive interventions, including culturally-tailored interventions for adolescents in the juvenile justice system, runaway/homeless youth, youth living with HIV, young MSM, and adults living with HIV. Her research has developed interventions and bridged the gap from development to implementation. She has been the Principal Investigator on numerous R01 and other R-level grants, as well as center grants and foundation grants, including from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, and others. She has had a distinguished career in community-engaged research, receiving awards for her community partnership efforts.

Dr. Lightfoot currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Prior to starting this position in September 2021, she was Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Chief for the Division of Prevention Science, Director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), Director of the UCSF Prevention Research Center and she held the Walter Gray Endowed Chair. She came to the SPH with extensive experience training and mentoring students, fellows, trainees, and early-career faculty across a number of disciplines. She also currently serves on the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC), which advises the Director, National Institute of Mental Health, on all policies and activities related to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other programs of the Institute. She was a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) Development Among Children and Youth. She serves on the editorial boards of American Psychologist and Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, and was recently associate editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Education

1985 – 1990 University of California, Los Angeles B.A. Psychology
1990 – 1992 University of California, Los Angeles M.A. Counseling Psychology
1992 – 1997 University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
1997 – 1999 University of California, Los Angeles Postdoc Psychiatry

 

Executive Specialist for Academic Affairs - Jennifer Gagliano

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Executive Specialist for Academic Affairs
Biography

She was born in Las Vegas and lived in Redondo Beach, CA during her teenage years. She attended the Western Washington University, then moved to Vancouver, Washington. She is getting married in Arizona this October! She is currently obsessed with her polydactyl cat, Poppy. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, working out, and traveling.

Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, Associate Professor - Brad Wipfli¹

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Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, Associate Professor Community Health, Health Promotion, Public Health Studies, Applied Health & Fitness Office 1810 SW 5th Ave 610J Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-8863
Biography

Brad Wipfli’s research concentrates on health promotion and health behavior, particularly on identifying strategies to increase physical activity and improve physical and mental health. He also investigates the ways in which changes in health behaviors impact physiological processes and clinical indicators of illness and disease.

Wipfli won the 2009 Dissertation of the Year award from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education for his work discovering that post-exercise improvements in depressive symptoms are mediated by reductions in serum serotonin. He has also been a part of several pioneering Total Worker Health interventions, including the groundbreaking Safety and Health Involvement for Truckers study, which is the largest health and safety intervention with truck drivers in U.S. history. He is currently leading an intervention aimed at improving health, safety, and well-being of workers in sedentary occupations (see here).

Education, Degrees

B.A., Carthage College, 2002
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008

Awards and Honors
  • 2009, First Place, Best Practices Intervention Evaluation Competition (Olson, R., Anger, K., Elliot, D.L., Wipfli, B., Schmidt, S., & Gray, M.) APA/NIOSH Work, Stress and Health Conference
  • 2009, Dissertation of the Year, National Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • 2007, Douglas L. Conley Memorial Scholarship Award, Arizona State University Department of Kinesiology
Notes
  • NIOSH Center of Excellence (Anger, Center PI)  Oregon Healthy Workforce Center of Excellence Research Project: Multilevel Intervention to Improve Safety and Health in Sedentary Occupations Description: This project is a research project within the overall Center application. The study is designed to substantially improve health, safety, and well-being in sedentary workers, including physiological outcomes that contribute to chronic diseases. The project tests whether a multilevel intervention is more effective than single level interventions for increasing the utilization of existing health and safety resources.  Role: PI of Research Project
  • USAMRAA W81XWH-13-2-0020 (Leslie Hammer, PI) 2/08/13 – 2/07/18  Development and Evaluation of Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training (VSST): Improving Reintegration of the Oregon National Guard and Reserves into the Workplace Description: The major goal of this project is to develop and evaluate a veteran supportive supervisor training program for the civilian workforce to impact veteran and family health and well-being. Role: Co-Investigator
  • TREC – NITC (Liu-Qin Yang, PI) 4/01/16 to 10/01/17 How Do Stressed Workers Make Travel Choices that are Good for their Health, Safety, and Productivity? Description: This study will analyze two existing datasets to determine the psychological factors that impact commute choices, and examine how commute choices impact psychological and physiological stress responses to daily stressors. Role: Co-Investigator
  • NHLBI R01 HL105495 (Ryan Olson, PI) 4/01/11 to 3/31/16 Social Support During a Randomized Trial of a Trucker Weight Loss Intervention Description: Cluster randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a competition-based weight loss intervention for truck drivers that is supported with computer-based training and motivational interviewing. The study will also evaluate how social support factors in both home and work environments moderate intervention effectiveness. Role: Co-Investigator
  • NIOSH U19 OH010154 (Kent Anger, PI) 9/01/11 to 8/31/16 Oregon Healthy Workforce Center of Excellence  Description: Development and evaluation of a scripted peer-led curriculum to organize home care workers into neighborhood-based Workforce teams that provide education and social support for improving lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise) and safety behaviors. Role: Collaborator
  • NIOSH 2U01 HD059773-05 (Leslie Hammer, PI)  9/01/08 to 7/31/14  Portland Center: Work Family and Health Network Phase II Description: Randomized multi-worksite evaluation of a multi-component intervention (including behavioral self-monitoring) to increase family-supportive supervisory behaviors and employee temporal control over job tasks. Role: Investigator
  • NICHD U01 HD059773-05S1 (Leslie Hammer, PI) 9/30/09 to 9/29/11 Administrative Supplement, Work-Life Network Phase II Description: Administrative supplement award to enhance intervention effectiveness through the development of employee self-monitoring activities that are designed to increase co-worker supportive behaviors and employee temporal control over job tasks. Role: Investigator

Interim Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, Professor - Betty Izumi¹

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Interim Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, Professor Community Health, Health Promotion, Public Health Studies Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 610P Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-5102
Biography

Betty Izumi is a registered dietitian and associate professor in the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of nutrition, sustainability and health equity. She uses a community-based participatory research approach to explore the question: Can diet quality and health be improved among underserved individuals in such a way that promotes vibrant and resilient local food systems?

She is the principal investigator for Harvest for Healthy Kids, a nutrition intervention developed in partnership with Mt. Hood Community College Head Start and Early Head Start. Harvest for Healthy Kids connects children in early care and education settings to local agriculture through classroom education, food service modification and family engagement. In 2016, Harvest for Healthy Kids was awarded the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Nutrition Education Program Impact Award.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of British Columbia, 1998
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2000
R.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008

Awards and Honors
  • 2017, Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award (Japan)
  • 2016, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award
  • 2016, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Nutrition Education Program Impact Award for Harvest for Healthy Kids
  • 2013, Portland State University College of Urban and Public Affairs Craig Wollner Memorial Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty
  • 2012, Portland State University Civic Engagement Award for Excellence in Community-based Research

Interim Dean - Richard Johnson¹

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Interim Dean Environmental Systems & Human Health; Public Health Practice Office OHSU – CSB 652 Phone: (503) 346-3432
Biography

Dr. Richard Johnson is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland Oregon.

He received his BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Washington and his MS and PhD degrees from the Oregon Graduate Institute (now part of OHSU). Dr. Johnson has been a faculty member at OHSU since 1985. He teaches in the areas of public health relating to climate change, drinking water availability, chemical and transport and fate in the environment and restoration of sites contaminated by industrial and other sources. His research interests involve forecasting of water quality in rivers to protect drinking water sources, development of diagnostic tool for groundwater restoration, and vulnerability of groundwater sources of drinking water.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Washington, 1973
M.S., Oregon Graduate Institute, 1981
Ph.D., Oregon Graduate Institute, 1985

Strategic Projects Administrative Manager - Recruitment In Progress

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Strategic Projects Administrative Manager

Finance and Administration

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration - Karen Camp

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Associate Dean for Finance and Administration Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510P Portland OR 97201

Finance & Accounting Analyst 2 - Jamie Townsend

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Finance & Accounting Analyst 2 Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 610N Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-494-8528
Biography
Education, Degrees

BS Accounting, Portland State University, 2014

Finance, Administration & Student Services - Beth Bull

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Finance, Administration & Student Services Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 522A Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-725-4592

Fiscal Coordinator - Ashley Groves

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Fiscal Coordinator Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 522-06 Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-725-5177

HR & Administrative Coordinator - Cara Cooper

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HR & Administrative Coordinator Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 522-04 Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-494-2550

Senior Grants & Contracts Coordinator - Brianna Duncan

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Senior Grants & Contracts Coordinator Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 522-02 Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-494-0181

Unit Sponsored Project Analyst 1 - Tam Nguyen

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Unit Sponsored Project Analyst 1 Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 522-03 Portland OR 97201

Research

Associate Dean for Research, Ronald Naito-John McAnulty Professor in Health Equity - Marguerita Lightfoot

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Associate Dean for Research, Ronald Naito-John McAnulty Professor in Health Equity
Biography

Dr. Lightfoot received her master’s and doctorate in Counseling Psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults, as well as the development of culturally competent, efficacious interventions to reduce acquisition and transmission of HIV among populations disproportionately burdened by the epidemic. She has obtained NIH funding to design and implement HIV preventive interventions, including culturally-tailored interventions for adolescents in the juvenile justice system, runaway/homeless youth, youth living with HIV, young MSM, and adults living with HIV. Her research has developed interventions and bridged the gap from development to implementation. She has been the Principal Investigator on numerous R01 and other R-level grants, as well as center grants and foundation grants, including from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, and others. She has had a distinguished career in community-engaged research, receiving awards for her community partnership efforts.

Dr. Lightfoot currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Prior to starting this position in September 2021, she was Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Chief for the Division of Prevention Science, Director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), Director of the UCSF Prevention Research Center and she held the Walter Gray Endowed Chair. She came to the SPH with extensive experience training and mentoring students, fellows, trainees, and early-career faculty across a number of disciplines. She also currently serves on the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC), which advises the Director, National Institute of Mental Health, on all policies and activities related to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other programs of the Institute. She was a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) Development Among Children and Youth. She serves on the editorial boards of American Psychologist and Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, and was recently associate editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Education

1985 – 1990 University of California, Los Angeles B.A. Psychology
1990 – 1992 University of California, Los Angeles M.A. Counseling Psychology
1992 – 1997 University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
1997 – 1999 University of California, Los Angeles Postdoc Psychiatry

 

Research Associate - Tamara Sale

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Research Associate Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 623M Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-725-9620
Biography
To learn more about my ongoing research and other work, please visit my personal website.

 

Research Associate - Ryan Melton

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Research Associate EASA Center for Excellence

Research Associate - Tania Kneuer

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Research Associate EASA Center for Excellence

Research Associate - Michelle Owens

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Research Associate Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 623 Portland OR 97201

Research Associate - Halley Knowles

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Research Associate Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 623 Portland OR 97201

Senior Research Associate II - Katherine Hayden-Lewis

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Senior Research Associate II EASA Center for Excellence

Social Justice

Student and Alumni Affairs

Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs - Emily Morris Kemmerer

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Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs Phone: 503-494-9615

Executive Specialist for Student & Alumni Affairs - Lexee Chau

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Executive Specialist for Student & Alumni Affairs
Biography

Lexee was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She has lived in Portland and Seattle. She has a 3.5 year old French Bulldog named Saint. In her free time she loves to try new restaurants with friends, walk by the waterfront with her dog, and enjoy the outdoors.

Graduate Registration and Student Services Coordinator - Patricia Fidler

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Graduate Registration and Student Services Coordinator

Interim Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, Professor - Betty Izumi¹

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Interim Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, Professor Community Health, Health Promotion, Public Health Studies Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 610P Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-5102
Biography

Betty Izumi is a registered dietitian and associate professor in the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of nutrition, sustainability and health equity. She uses a community-based participatory research approach to explore the question: Can diet quality and health be improved among underserved individuals in such a way that promotes vibrant and resilient local food systems?

She is the principal investigator for Harvest for Healthy Kids, a nutrition intervention developed in partnership with Mt. Hood Community College Head Start and Early Head Start. Harvest for Healthy Kids connects children in early care and education settings to local agriculture through classroom education, food service modification and family engagement. In 2016, Harvest for Healthy Kids was awarded the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Nutrition Education Program Impact Award.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of British Columbia, 1998
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2000
R.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008

Awards and Honors
  • 2017, Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award (Japan)
  • 2016, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award
  • 2016, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Nutrition Education Program Impact Award for Harvest for Healthy Kids
  • 2013, Portland State University College of Urban and Public Affairs Craig Wollner Memorial Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty
  • 2012, Portland State University Civic Engagement Award for Excellence in Community-based Research

Program Assistant, Student Support - Andrew Wyman

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Program Assistant, Student Support Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 610J Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-725-4401
Biography

Andrew is an administrator in the School of Public Health.

B.S., Health Studies, Portland State University

Recruitment and Admissions Manager - Josh Hodsden

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Recruitment and Admissions Manager Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510-04 Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-494-1158
Biography

Josh Hodsden has been a student advocate in higher education for over 10 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

Student and Alumni Success Manager - Laura Ehrlich

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Student and Alumni Success Manager Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510-06 Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503 494-2557
Biography
Education, Degrees

M.S. Ed., Portland State University
M.L.A., University of Virginia
B.A.  Cornell University

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty