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Associate Dean for Finance & Administration 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

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

Paula Carder is a 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
Notes
  • 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
  • 2019, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Award for Faculty of the Year
  • 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
Notes
  • 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 - BA

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Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean Dean’s Office Office OHSU Gaines Hall – GH230 Phone: 503-494-8078
Biography

Education, Degrees

BA, San Francisco State University, 2009

Categorical Data Analysis – BSTA 513 / 613

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Biography

Categorical Data Analysis (Biostatistics III) is the third course in the required sequence for Biostatistics Certificate Program and the MPH EPI and MPH Biostats programs.

This course covers topics in categorical data analysis such as cross tabulation statistics, statistics for matched samples, and methods to assess confounding and interaction via stratified tables. Students will learn logistic regression, and relate results back to those found with stratified analyses. Similar to Linear Regression in BSTA 512, topics for logistic regression will include parameter interpretation, statistical adjustment, variable selection techniques and model fit assessment. Students will have the opportunity to briefly explore other analysis methods, such as Poisson regression, ordinal logistic regression, etc. Most homework assignments for this course are to be completed using statistical software.

Doctoral students register for the BSTA 613 section.

Prerequisites:

  1. BSTA 511/611 Estimation & Hypothesis Testing for Applied Biostatistics
  2. BSTA 512/612 Linear Models

Chemical Transport Processes in Env. Health – ESHH 534

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Biography

This course covers fundamental concepts of chemical mass transport in the environment and within the human body. It addresses advective and diffusive transport, and dispersion in advection-driven systems. Media include air, water and soil as well as the major organs of the body. Transport scales range from global to cellular.

Chen, Yiyi - MA, MS, PhD

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Associate Professor Biostatistics Office OHSU – KCRB 4133 Phone: (503) 346-0790
Biography

Dr. Yiyi Chen has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate level Biostatistics programs. Dr. Chen teaches two courses in the Biostatistics programs.

In addition to her commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Chen also has a research faculty appointment in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Medicine, Knight Cancer Institute (KCI), and the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). She has been an active member contributing to research projects, lecturing and mentoring students, and providing service to OHSU and professional communities. Dr. Chen has been serving as member in CRRC and DSMC for KCI, working closely with clinical investigators on grant application, protocol development and data analysis.

Her primary research interests are the design and analysis of clinical trials, Bayesian methods, machine learning techniques, adaptive design and computational statistics.

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.
Notes
  • 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
Notes
  • 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

Chronic Disease Epidemiology – EPI 576 / 676

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Biography

This course is designed for MPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics majors. The course is intended to give students a good understanding of the epidemiology of the major chronic diseases in developed countries. It covers three aspects of chronic disease: 1) epidemiology methods used in their study, 2) epidemiologic findings and current status of epidemiologic research into various chronic diseases, and 3) the epidemiology of the major risk factors for chronic diseases. The course is based on presentations by researchers and public health practitioners expert on specific chronic disease topics. Students will gain familiarity with some of the classic epidemiologic studies and with some of the innovations to obtaining knowledge contributed by epidemiology.

Doctoral students register for the EPI 676 section.

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

Communicable-Chronic Diseases – PHE 363

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Reviews etiology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention of infectious and chronic diseases. Aspects of risk factors, transmission, pathogenesis, immunology, case management, and control programs are discussed. Basic human physiological processes are reviewed.

Recommended prerequisites: Bi 301, 302, PHE 250.

Level: Undergraduate

Communicating Public Health Data – CPH 522 / 622

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Biography

The purpose of this course is to explore public health surveillance systems; retrieve and analyze data for health disparities and inequities, and develop communication approaches regarding the findings for: the community at risk, the general public, policy makers, and the press. Principles of communicating scientific data to lay audiences and the concept of “place based approaches” as effective framing language will be explored.

Doctoral students register in the CPH 622 section.

 

Community Based Participatory Research – CPH 536 / 636

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Biography

This course examines Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as a research paradigm to understand and address health disparities at the community level. Review of operating principles includes the central place that communities are accorded as units of identity and as co-equals in research, a process that is perceived by community constituents as not dominated by elitists, an emphasis on long-term commitment by all partners, emphasis on co-learning so that the process flows back and forth, use of exercises that stimulate collective visioning among all partners, incorporation of social ecology approaches as departures for research and practice; use of innovative problem solving approaches; use of multiple methods of data collection. Topics include community theory, development strategies, promising interventions, group development techniques, community diagnosis and capacity assessments.

Doctoral students register in the CPH 636 section.

Community Health – EPI 507

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Biography

This course will meet weekly during the quarter in a presentation-discussion style format. It will introduce students to community resources for addressing a range of health problems that are encountered in both clinical and a public health settings. Students will also be introduced to ways of identifying and accessing those services in their own work.

Community Health Principles & Practices – PHE 446U

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Provides an overview of the scope of problems in the field of community health. Examines disease prevention/control, community health service delivery, the structure of official/unofficial agencies, and policy/decision-making processes. Course includes field work in a community health agency.

Level: Undergraduate

Community Organizing – PHE 517

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Emphasizes the role of community organizing to engage diverse communities to advance the conditions in which people can be healthy. It further examines the role of health educators, grassroots activists, and others in stimulating social, political and economic approaches to promote community health. Also addresses the advancement of theoretical knowledge and practical skills of community organizing.

Concepts of Environmental Health – ESHH 511 / 611

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An intensive course designed to familiarize students with fundamentals of environmental health from a scientific and conceptual perspective. Topics are considered within multi-causal, ecological, adaptive systems, and risk-assessment frameworks. Includes consideration of biological, chemical, and physical agents in the environment, which influence public health and well-being.

Doctoral students register for the ESHH 611 section.

Consumer Health Issues – PHE 355U

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Identifies and critically analyzes issues related to the production, marketing, and consumption of health-related goods and services. Media messages about consumer health issues are examined; topical and timely research is analyzed.

Level: Undergraduate

Contemporary Research in Health Systems & Policy – HSMP 660

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Doctoral seminar covering current topics in health systems and policy research providing doctoral students in the Health Systems and Policy Ph.D. program an opportunity to develop multi-disciplinary perspectives on current issues in their area of research. This course is repeatable for up to 9 credits.