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Academic Coordinator - Theo Caldwell

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Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs - Lynne Messer¹

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Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs Community Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510L Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-5182
Biography

Lynne Messer teaches across the educational spectrum, from undergraduate epidemiology, master’s level women’s health, masters and doctoral health and social inequalities, and doctoral research methods.

Her research explores the intersection of social-environmental justice and residential segregation in exacerbating maternal and child health disparities among vulnerable populations. Her early work focused on better characterizing the built and social environments for population-based epidemiologic disparities research. Her later work incorporated other non-social area-level exposures, including air pollution and environmental contaminants, for maternal and child health. In her current work, she seeks to integrate these related environmental factors with research on fetal development and intergenerational transmission to understand the potential for fetal priming to explain the persistence of health disparities among vulnerable subpopulations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Oregon, Community Health, 1989
M.P.H., UNC-Chapel Hill, Health Behavior and Health Education, 1995
Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill, Epidemiology, 2005

Awards and Honors
  • 2016, Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement-Junior Faculty
  • 2004, Student paper prize, International Conference on Urban Health
  • 2003, Student paper prize, International Conference on Urban Health
  • 1999-2005, Royster Society of Fellows multiyear doctoral fellowship
  • 1995, Delta Omega Society, Theta Chapter
Notes
  • “Exploring social factors influencing pregnancy outcome disparities among Latinas” Principal Investigator: Lynne C. Messer Mechanism: R21; Project period: 04/01/20160-3/31/2018 Funding: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
  • “Taking responsible actions in life” Principal investigator: Barbara K Sheppard Role: Evaluation principal investigator Mechanism: 5-year evaluation grant Funding: Office of Adolescent Health; Duration: 07/01/2015-06/30/2020
  • “Fetal priming for later-life disparities in allostatic load and heart disease – a data acquisition feasibility pilot” Principal investigator: Lynne C. Messer Funding: Portland State University faculty enhancement grant; Duration: 05/01/2015-04/30/2017
  • “Girls on track” Principal investigator: Barbara K. Sheppard Role: Project evaluator Purpose: This project aims to impact region-wide social norms towards positive decision-making that will encourage students to avoid sexual risks.  It will adopt a community-wide approach that targets students, parents, and school personnel and will incorporate three major components: sexual education, positive youth development, and parent-child connectedness.   Funding: Health and Human Services Funds (evaluation only): $32,000; Duration: 1/1/2013-12/31/2015
  • “Pathways to health and well-being: social networks of orphaned and abandoned children” Principal investigator: Lynne C. Messer Purpose: The proposed research sought to identify the composition and variance social network characteristics of OAC, including educational and employment-related supports; identify the sexual network composition and variance characteristics of OAC; and assess the association between the social network characteristics and health-related outcomes (education, income-generation) and between the sexual network characteristics and HIV-risk outcomes. Funding: National Institutes of Health Funds: $274,729; Duration: 04/01/2012 – 03/31/2014 (3/31/2015 – carryforward)
  • “Positive outcomes for orphans” Principal investigator: Kathryn Whetten Role: Co-investigator Purpose: This study will continue to follow an existing cohort of more than 3,000 randomly selected orphaned and abandoned children over four years in six culturally diverse study sites in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India (Nagaland and Hyderabad), Kenya, and Tanzania. The objective of the study is to examine the influence of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community level factors on behavioral relationship outcomes (HIV risk behaviors, reproductive health, and family formation) and achievement outcomes (continued education, income generating activities, and civic engagement). Funding: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development  HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Funds: $3,397,307; Duration: 09/01/2010 – 08/31/2015
  • “Guide to Healing” Principal investigator: Evelyn Byrd Quinlivan Role: Co-investigator and project evaluator Purpose: This project will implement and evaluate a program of primary HIV nursing care  to promote medical care engagement and health literacy, provides social support, psychiatric and addiction services on site and employs a nurse guide.  Three main interventions will be delivered to HIV+ women of color: 1) rapid linking 2) strengths based counseling and 3) peer-co led supportive-information group with literacy, coping, life skills and social support modules delivered on-site or by phone. Funding: Health Resources and Services Administration Funds: $2,000,000; Duration: 09/01/2009 – 08/31/2014 (8/31/2015 carryforward)
  • “Assessing correlated adverse birth outcomes: constructing a bivariate probit model for preterm birth / low birth weight and testing the psychosocial mediation of built environment effects” Principal investigator: Lynne C. Messer Purpose: Using prospective cohort data, Durham County birth records and parcel audit data, the proposed research will construct a bivariate probit model for combined PTB/LBW outcome; examine how neighborhood environments are associated with bivariate PTB/LBW; explore possible differential associations of psychosocial status and bivariate PTB/LBW; and test if maternal psychosocial status mediates the observed relationship between the built environment and the bivariate PTB/LBW outcome Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Disparities, Loan Repayment Program  Funds: up to $50,000; Duration: 08/01/2011 – 07/31/2013

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs - Belinda Zeidler¹

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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs 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, Academic Affairs - Richard Johnson¹

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Associate Dean, Academic Affairs 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

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 - Rachel Pricer

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Executive Specialist Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510-08 Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-494-7190

Academic Affairs - Program Directors

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

Communications, Marketing and Outreach Manager - (Recruitment in Progress)

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Communications, Marketing and Outreach Manager

Dean's Leadership Team

Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs - Lynne Messer¹

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Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs Community Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510L Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 725-5182
Biography

Lynne Messer teaches across the educational spectrum, from undergraduate epidemiology, master’s level women’s health, masters and doctoral health and social inequalities, and doctoral research methods.

Her research explores the intersection of social-environmental justice and residential segregation in exacerbating maternal and child health disparities among vulnerable populations. Her early work focused on better characterizing the built and social environments for population-based epidemiologic disparities research. Her later work incorporated other non-social area-level exposures, including air pollution and environmental contaminants, for maternal and child health. In her current work, she seeks to integrate these related environmental factors with research on fetal development and intergenerational transmission to understand the potential for fetal priming to explain the persistence of health disparities among vulnerable subpopulations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Oregon, Community Health, 1989
M.P.H., UNC-Chapel Hill, Health Behavior and Health Education, 1995
Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill, Epidemiology, 2005

Awards and Honors
  • 2016, Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement-Junior Faculty
  • 2004, Student paper prize, International Conference on Urban Health
  • 2003, Student paper prize, International Conference on Urban Health
  • 1999-2005, Royster Society of Fellows multiyear doctoral fellowship
  • 1995, Delta Omega Society, Theta Chapter
Notes
  • “Exploring social factors influencing pregnancy outcome disparities among Latinas” Principal Investigator: Lynne C. Messer Mechanism: R21; Project period: 04/01/20160-3/31/2018 Funding: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
  • “Taking responsible actions in life” Principal investigator: Barbara K Sheppard Role: Evaluation principal investigator Mechanism: 5-year evaluation grant Funding: Office of Adolescent Health; Duration: 07/01/2015-06/30/2020
  • “Fetal priming for later-life disparities in allostatic load and heart disease – a data acquisition feasibility pilot” Principal investigator: Lynne C. Messer Funding: Portland State University faculty enhancement grant; Duration: 05/01/2015-04/30/2017
  • “Girls on track” Principal investigator: Barbara K. Sheppard Role: Project evaluator Purpose: This project aims to impact region-wide social norms towards positive decision-making that will encourage students to avoid sexual risks.  It will adopt a community-wide approach that targets students, parents, and school personnel and will incorporate three major components: sexual education, positive youth development, and parent-child connectedness.   Funding: Health and Human Services Funds (evaluation only): $32,000; Duration: 1/1/2013-12/31/2015
  • “Pathways to health and well-being: social networks of orphaned and abandoned children” Principal investigator: Lynne C. Messer Purpose: The proposed research sought to identify the composition and variance social network characteristics of OAC, including educational and employment-related supports; identify the sexual network composition and variance characteristics of OAC; and assess the association between the social network characteristics and health-related outcomes (education, income-generation) and between the sexual network characteristics and HIV-risk outcomes. Funding: National Institutes of Health Funds: $274,729; Duration: 04/01/2012 – 03/31/2014 (3/31/2015 – carryforward)
  • “Positive outcomes for orphans” Principal investigator: Kathryn Whetten Role: Co-investigator Purpose: This study will continue to follow an existing cohort of more than 3,000 randomly selected orphaned and abandoned children over four years in six culturally diverse study sites in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India (Nagaland and Hyderabad), Kenya, and Tanzania. The objective of the study is to examine the influence of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community level factors on behavioral relationship outcomes (HIV risk behaviors, reproductive health, and family formation) and achievement outcomes (continued education, income generating activities, and civic engagement). Funding: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development  HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Funds: $3,397,307; Duration: 09/01/2010 – 08/31/2015
  • “Guide to Healing” Principal investigator: Evelyn Byrd Quinlivan Role: Co-investigator and project evaluator Purpose: This project will implement and evaluate a program of primary HIV nursing care  to promote medical care engagement and health literacy, provides social support, psychiatric and addiction services on site and employs a nurse guide.  Three main interventions will be delivered to HIV+ women of color: 1) rapid linking 2) strengths based counseling and 3) peer-co led supportive-information group with literacy, coping, life skills and social support modules delivered on-site or by phone. Funding: Health Resources and Services Administration Funds: $2,000,000; Duration: 09/01/2009 – 08/31/2014 (8/31/2015 carryforward)
  • “Assessing correlated adverse birth outcomes: constructing a bivariate probit model for preterm birth / low birth weight and testing the psychosocial mediation of built environment effects” Principal investigator: Lynne C. Messer Purpose: Using prospective cohort data, Durham County birth records and parcel audit data, the proposed research will construct a bivariate probit model for combined PTB/LBW outcome; examine how neighborhood environments are associated with bivariate PTB/LBW; explore possible differential associations of psychosocial status and bivariate PTB/LBW; and test if maternal psychosocial status mediates the observed relationship between the built environment and the bivariate PTB/LBW outcome Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Disparities, Loan Repayment Program  Funds: up to $50,000; Duration: 08/01/2011 – 07/31/2013

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs - Belinda Zeidler¹

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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs 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, Academic Affairs - Richard Johnson¹

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Associate Dean, Academic Affairs 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

Associate Dean, Finance & Administration - Karen Camp

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Associate Dean, Finance & Administration Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 510P Portland OR 97201

Associate Dean, Research - Marguerita Lightfoot

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Associate Dean, Research
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

 

Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Community Engagement - Liana Winett¹

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Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Community Engagement Community Health, Health Promotion Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 620B Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-725 8262
Biography

Liana Winett is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Community Engagement at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where she teaches graduate level courses in media advocacy and mass communication for public health. Dr. Winett has served on faculty and as an administrator since 2000. Prior to joining PSU, she was Research Coordinator for the Berkeley Media Studies Group.

Her research includes focus on how science, advocates, and the media talk about developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), childhood obesity, childhood lead poisoning, interpersonal violence, breast, cervical and prostate cancers, California’s Three Strikes incarceration initiative, the anthrax/bioterrorism scares of 2001, Oregon’s Measure 7, major causes of death in Oregon, and H1N1 influenza.

Education, Degrees

Dr.PH., University of California, Berkeley
M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles
M.C.H.E.S. – Master Certified Health Education Specialist

Executive Assistant & Dean’s Office Admin Manager - Holly Moraes

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Executive Assistant & Dean’s Office Admin Manager
Biography
Education, Degrees

B.S., Political Science, Santa Clara University, 2004

Founding Dean, Professor - David Bangsberg

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Founding Dean, Professor
Biography

David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, is the Founding Dean of the joint Oregon Health & Science University – Portland State University School of Public Health. He is a native Oregonian and formerly a Professor at Harvard School of Medicine, Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, Visiting Professor at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, and Visiting Professor at Vellore Institute of Technology in India.

After completing a masters degree in Philosophy of Science from King’s College London and medical school at Johns Hopkins, his research and advocacy focused on mitigating the harms caused by poverty, mental illness, substance use and HIV. He completed his medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in north Harlem to care for patients afflicted by urban poverty, violence and HIV. Upon moving to the University of California, San Francisco and completing fellowships in infectious disease and AIDS prevention as well as Master’s Degrees in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, he became the leading expert in HIV and homelessness. Dr. Bangsberg’s research discovered successful strategies for treating HIV infected homeless people which neutralized concerns that that they should not be treated with antiretroviral therapy out of fear that incomplete medication adherence would create new strains of drug resistant HIV.

Based on the inspiration of a student, he then turned to sub-Saharan Africa to find that the poorest HIV-infected people in the world had some of the highest levels of HIV treatment adherence. His work was described by President Bill Clinton as the “nail in the coffin” on the debate as to whether HIV-infected people in sub-Saharan Africa would adhere to antiretroviral medications and neutralized the major criticism to providing multinational funding for global HIV treatment. As Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health, he brought together the expertise of Harvard and MIT to improve physical, mental, social and economic health to the poorest regions of the world in several signature areas, including: HIV care, disaster response, cancer care, and medical technology innovation. He received the Clifford Barger Mentoring Award, given annually to 5 of the 12,000 Harvard Medical School Faculty. He has raised over $70 million dollars to advance public health, was the second highest NIH HIV/AIDS RO-1 funded investigator worldwide in 2008, and has helped over 25 junior investigators secure NIH funding. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians and has published over 390 manuscripts generating over 29,000 citations and an h-index of 86.

Education, Degrees

BS, University of Rochester, 1985
M.Sc, Kings College, University of London, 1986
MD, Johns Hopkins University, 1990
MPH, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
MS, Harvard Medical School, 2013

Awards and Honors
  • 2008: UCSF AIDS Research Institute Award for Outstanding Mentoring (UCSF)
  • 2011: A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award (Harvard Medical School)
  • 2013: Pioneer Award (IAPAC/NIMH)
  • 2014 American Academy of Physicians, Elected Member
Notes
  • 2015-2018, Building Nursing Leadership in sub-Saharan Africa, Wyss Foundation, Mentor to Principal Investigator: Pat Daoust; total $1,000,000
  • 1995-2016, Novel approaches to monitoring and utilizing adherence to HIV therapy in Africa. NIMH R01 MH54907. Principal Investigator; total direct costs: $5,936,467
  • 2011-2016, Periconception HIV risk reduction for HIV-discordant couples in Uganda. NIMH K23 095655. Mentor to Principal Investigator: Lynn Matthews; total direct costs: $853,822
  • 2014 – 2018, Administrative home for SEED Global Health funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; total costs: $6,000,000
  • 2012 – 2017: Disaster Response Preparedness, Liberty Mutual Fund, Program Director: total costs: $250,000
  • 2014 – 2016: Hellman Family Foundation, Principal Investigator; total costs: $100,000.
  • 2014 – 2017, Medical Technology Innovation in India. USAID; Administrative Director; total costs: $1,000,000.

Finance & Administration

Associate Dean, Finance & Administration - Karen Camp

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Associate Dean, Finance & 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, Research - Marguerita Lightfoot

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Associate Dean, Research
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 Affairs & Community Engagement

Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Community Engagement - Liana Winett¹

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Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Community Engagement Community Health, Health Promotion Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 620B Portland OR 97201 Phone: 503-725 8262
Biography

Liana Winett is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Community Engagement at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where she teaches graduate level courses in media advocacy and mass communication for public health. Dr. Winett has served on faculty and as an administrator since 2000. Prior to joining PSU, she was Research Coordinator for the Berkeley Media Studies Group.

Her research includes focus on how science, advocates, and the media talk about developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), childhood obesity, childhood lead poisoning, interpersonal violence, breast, cervical and prostate cancers, California’s Three Strikes incarceration initiative, the anthrax/bioterrorism scares of 2001, Oregon’s Measure 7, major causes of death in Oregon, and H1N1 influenza.

Education, Degrees

Dr.PH., University of California, Berkeley
M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles
M.C.H.E.S. – Master Certified Health Education Specialist

Graduate Registration & Student Services Coordinator - Anne Herman

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Graduate Registration & Student Services Coordinator

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