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More than 150 experienced faculty from diverse backgrounds

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

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

Sarah Andrea

Dr. Sarah Andrea has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Andrea is a Research Scientist in the Lifespan Biostatistics Core at Rhode Island Hospital, and a Research Health Science Specialist at the VA in Portland.…

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Elena Andresen

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Elena Andresen has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, her work includes mentoring faculty, providing student field experience sites, and collaborating with faculty on scholarly products.
 
Dr. Andresen was appointed interim provost for OHSU on October 1, 2016, and appointed Executive Vice President and Provost on June 1, 2017. …

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W. Kent Anger

Professor

Dr. Kent Anger has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Environmental Systems & Human Health program.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Anger is a professor in OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (OIOHS) unit where is also the Associate Director for applied research.…

Gail Armstrong

Professor

Dr. Gail Armstrong has a Secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work is on a PhD Committee. In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Armstrong is a Professor in the OHSU School of Nursing.…

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Robin Baker

Assistant Professor

Robin Baker is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health. Dr. Baker teaches courses in the Health Systems and Policy, Primary Health Care & Health Disparities, and Public Health Practice programs. Her research interests include evidence-based treatment for substance-use disorders, integration of behavioral health and primary care, care management for individuals with serious mental illness, and systemic and organizational factors that impact quality and access of services.…

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Thomas Becker

Emeritus Professor

Thomas Becker is a medical epidemiologist who has focused most of his career on minority health and improvement of health status of specific minority populations, including American Indians and Hispanics. Trained in internal medicine, anthropology, and public health, he began his career at the University of New Mexico before moving to the Northwest about 20 years ago.…

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Michelle Berlin

Professor

Michelle Berlin is co-director of the OHSU Center for Women’s Health and vice chair of Public Health and Faculty Development in Obstetrics and Gynecology at OHSU. She is also a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the OHSU School of Medicine, and a professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.…

Bertram Berney

Community Based Assistant Professor

Dr. Berney has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Community Based Assistant Professor in the Environmental Systems & Human Health master’s program. In this role, Professor Berney’s work includes teaching courses and mentoring or advising students.

As a board certified preventive medicine physician, Dr. Berney utilizes preventive services and population-based methods to benefit patients.…

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Leslie Bienen

Leslie teaches primarily undergraduate courses at PSU, including Global Health and Consumer Health. She is the pilot program coordinator for PSU’s BUILD EXITO program, an undergraduate research training program that supports students on their pathway to becoming scientific researchers.

Her own research focuses on conservation medicine and on zoonotic (from nonhuman animals to humans) disease transmission.…

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Janne Boone-Heinonen

Associate Professor

Janne Boone-Heinonen is an associate professor of epidemiology and program director for the School of Public Health’s M.P.H. in Epidemiology.

Boone-Heinonen’s research is dedicated to understanding environmental and behavioral approaches to mitigating the trans-generational cycle of obesity, which blends two major research areas. First, she has done significant research on multi-level influences on obesity in adolescence through middle adulthood.…

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Katherine Borofka

Adjunct Instructor

Katie Borofka is an adjunct Instructor at the School of Public Health. Her academic background has evolved from the macro studies of Peace and Conflict Studies at University of California, Berkeley and her work in the M.P.H. program at PSU to more micro and clinical studies in the Master of Social Work program at PSU. The bulk of her professional and academic work has focused on issues of human sexuality, from sexuality education, to domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention work, to providing advocacy services to queer youth to providing therapy, to students struggling with relationships and questions of sexuality and gender identity.…

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Katherine Bradley

Associate Professor Emerita

Katherine Bradley is an Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Public Health and is also a clinical associate professor in the OHSU School of Nursing, where she is faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the lead evaluator for the Interprofessional Care Access Network program. For the past several years, she served as the School of Public Health’s  interim associate dean for practice, working with the leadership team to prepare for accreditation, establishing the framework for community practice and workforce development and expanding the school’s portfolio of internships and field experiences.…

Nicole Browning

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David Buckley

Associate Professor

Dr. David Buckley has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Epidemiology programs.

In addition to his contributions to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), he holds a faculty appointment in the OHSU School of Medicine in Family Medicine, and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology. Buckley’s research addresses various aspects of primary care practice, including disparities in the receipt of clinical preventive services among rural residents and adults with disabilities.…

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Paula Carder

Professor

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.…

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Kathleen Carlson

Associate Professor

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).…

Nancy Carney

Dr. Nancy Carney, PhD, has a volunteer secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Public Health Practice (online) programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

She is an active member of the Public Health Practice faculty, has taught several courses required for the MPH degree, and has a research background and training in Systems Science.…

Brian Chan

Faculty Member

Dr. Brian Chan has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Public Health Practice programs. In this SPH role his work includes mentoring students.

In addition to his work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor and clinician-investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and a member of Addiction Medicine at the OHSU School of Medicine.…

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Siting Chen

Associate Professor

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). …

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Dongseok Choi

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.…

Kelly Coates

Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Coates is returning to Portland State University after receiving her Masters in Public Health in 2005 and serving as an undergraduate adjunct instructor in the School of Community Health from 2003 to 2011. She is a lifelong Portland resident and revels in all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Ms. Coates is currently employed as the Operations and Community Outreach Manager at Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus.…

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Carrie Cohen

Instructor

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. …

Kathleen Conte

Community Based Faculty

Dr. Kathleen Conte has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students, teaching classes, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Conte is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at DePaul University.…

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Gloria Coronado

Professor

Dr. Gloria Coronado has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Coronado’s work includes collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members, and mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP.

An experienced epidemiologist, Professor Coronado champions affordable, long-term solutions to health disparities issues. …

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Carlos Crespo

Professor

Dr. Carlos J. Crespo is Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Training in Biomedical Research at Portland State University. He graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and has a Master of Science in Sports Health from Texas Tech University and a Doctor of Public Health in Preventive Care from the Loma Linda University. …

Leah Cronn

Leah Cronn has a Secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students and teaching classes.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, she co-developed a global program based in Southeast Asia and Oceana for OHSU which serves graduate students and faculty.…

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Kristen Crusoe

Assistant Professor

Kristen Crusoe’s interest lays in exploring and developing frameworks for leadership and management that bring a holistic rather than reductionist perspective to systems. She has experience in both acute and community based care systems. She has practiced in a variety of leadership positions in healthcare and academia, including nurse manager, clinical director, sexual assault nurse examiner, dean and consultant.…

Blair Darney

Associate Professor

Dr. Darney has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Darney’s work includes collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, may serve as preceptor, and participate in the School at large.…

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Melinda Davis

Assistant Professor

Melinda Davis is the director of community engaged research for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network, research assistant professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and assistant professor in the School of Public Health.

Davis, who was raised in the Columbia River Gorge, currently co-leads the Community Health Advocacy and Research Alliance, a community-academic collaboration based in the Gorge with a mission to “identify, develop, and conduct health research to answer questions that matter here.” She has over 10 years of experience working with patient, community and health system partners to identify and address health disparities in rural and underserved settings.…

Walter Dawson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Walter Dawson, DPhil, has a volunteer secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management & Policy (MPH and PhD) programs. In this SPH role his work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

His research focuses on the public policy implications of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias including the financial impact on families and the public programs that finance care.…

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Justin Denny

Assistant Professor

Dr. Justin Denny has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs. He has also co-taught at least one course in the Public Health Practice programs. In this role, Dr. Denny’s work includes mentoring SPH students and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.…

Jennifer DeVoe

Professor

Dr. DeVoe holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor DeVoe’s work includes collaborating other SPH primary faculty members for research and mentoring or advising SPH students.

Professor DeVoe is the Chair of the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine where her primary faculty appointment resides, and is Chief Research Officer at OCHIN.…

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Nathan Dieckmann

Associate Professor

Dr. Nathan Dieckmann has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students, teaching statistics courses, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Dieckmann is an Associate Professor and Director of the Statistics Core in the OHSU School of Nursing.…

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Alexis Dinno

Associate Professor

Alexis Dinno is an associate professor of Community Health at the School of Public Health, and the program director for the PhD Community Health program. She teaches graduate courses in epidemiology, social epidemiology, environmental health and biostatistics, among others. Her broad areas of interest include social epidemiology, social ecology and quantitative modeling.

Dinno’s doctoral dissertation research unpacked relationships between urban residential property abandonment and elderly experiences of depression in New Haven, Conn., using both multilevel modeling techniques and loop analyses of causal feedback.…

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Jae Downing

Dr. Jae Downing is an assistant professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Dr Downing’s research uses real-world evidence (RWE), including health insurance claims and electronic health records, to advance equity. They aim to understand the impacts of gender and sexual-orientation based discrimination on access to healthcare. Dr. Downing earned a PhD from UC Berkeley in Health Policy with a concentration in Population Health.…

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Richard Dozal-Lockwood

Assistant Professor

Rachel Dresbeck

Assistant Professor

Professor Dresbeck has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Health Management & Policy, and Health Systems & Policy graduate programs.

In addition to this contribution to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), she works in the OHSU Provost Office.

 

 

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Oliver Droppers

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Wendi Drummond

Dr. Wendi Drummond an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, her work includes collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Drummond is an infectious disease specialist at Providence Portland Medical Center and an expert in Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) disease.…

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Cara Eckhardt

Associate Professor

Cara L. Eckhardt is an associate professor in the School of Public Health. Eckhardt  teaches the doctoral seminar in the Community Health Ph.D. program as well as two undergraduate courses – Introduction to Epidemiology and Global Health.

Eckhardt’s research focus is the prevention of childhood obesity. Her research has included projects investigating the impact of maternal nutrition during pregnancy on childhood obesity risk, elucidating how maternal nutrition during pregnancy might affect infant growth patterns and subsequent obesity risk, linking infant feeding practices to infant growth patterns, improving early screening methods for identifying children at risk for obesity and evaluating interventions to improve the diets of young children.…

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Eric Einspruch

Adjunct Professor

Eric Einspruch is an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health. He is the principal and founder of ELE Consulting, LLC. He started the firm after nearly 30 years leading, managing and conducting research and evaluation studies to inform policy development and program improvement. These studies included independent evaluations of educational and social service programs in substance abuse prevention, student support services, services to homeless persons with co-occurring disorders and emergency preparedness.…

Teresa Everson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Teresa Everson holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Jason Faler

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jason Faler has been an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public Health since 2007. He currently teaches Health Care Law and Regulation and Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations.

Faler has worked with several healthcare delivery systems, including Atlantic Health, Salem Health and Providence Health & Services in Portland, where he currently is the director of business development.…

Emily Ford

PSU Librarian

Stephen Fortmann

Community Based Professor

Dr. Fortmann has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Community Based Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, Professor Fortmann’s work includes collaborating on research with SPH Primary Faculty members, mentoring junior faculty, and facilitate practice experience opportunities with SPH students.
Professor Fortmann has over 35 years of experience in cardiovascular and chronic disease prevention research.…

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B. Alex Foster

Assistant Professor, MD-MPH Program Director

B. Alex Foster has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs (MPH and PhD). In this role, Professor Foster’s work includes collaborating other SPH primary faculty members in Epidemiology and mentoring or advising EPI students. He is also the Program Director for the MD/MPH dual degree program.…

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Rochelle Fu

Professor

Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu is the director of the biostatistics education program and a professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health. She’s also a professor in the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU. She advises School of Public Health biostatistics students in the M.S., M.P.H. and Graduate Certificate programs.

Fu collaborates extensively with OHSU investigators and has published often.…

James Gaudino

Community Based Professor

Dr. Jim Gaudino has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role his work includes mentoring students, collaborating on research with primary faculty members, and working across most program areas.

Dr. Gaudino is a founding member of the OHSU-PSU Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Advisory Committee.…

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Sherril Gelmon

Professor

Sherril Gelmon is professor of public health and director of the Ph.D. program in Health Systems and Policy at the School of Public Health. She teaches health systems management and policy courses in the M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs, and leads the improvement science curricula for OHSU Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine residents, and for OHSU medical education programs.…

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Bruce Goldberg

Professor

Dr. Goldberg holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Goldberg’s work includes teaching and serving on dissertation committees.

Dr. Goldberg’s work at OHSU is also in the Center for Health System Effectiveness.…

Kelly Gonzales

Dr. Kelly Gonzales studies health disparities, particularly those related to diabetes among American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) populations. She also researches the influence of discrimination within the context of healthcare settings.
Education, Degrees
B.S., Oregon State University
M.P.H., Oregon State University
Ph.D., Oregon State University
Awards and Honors

  • 2019, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Faculty Award for Excellence in Service
  • 2014, PSU Excellence in Teaching and Sustainability Faculty Award

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Julia Goodman

Assistant Professor

Julia Goodman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health who does research at the intersection of health services research, population health, and work and family policy. Her research explores how social, structural, and economic factors influence perinatal health and explores the impact of work-related policies on fertility decisions and pregnancy outcomes. She is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, on a three-year evaluation of San Francisco’s new paid parental leave ordinance.…

Diana Govier

Community Based Faculty

Dr. Diana Govier (she/her) has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students, teaching classes, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr.…

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Peter Graven

Assistant Professor

As Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Graven teaches Health Economics,
advises students, and participates in other school committees and functions. Dr. Graven’s
primary position is as trained health economist working in advanced analytics and data science
at OHSU.

As Data Scientist, Dr. Graven builds and deploys predictive and forecasting models and conducts
advanced analytics to support quality improvement operations at the OHSU hospital and system.…

Eric Hall

Community Based Faculty

Dr. Eric Hall has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role his work is in teaching classes.

In addition to his work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Hall is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology.…

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Leslie Hammer

Professor

Dr. Leslie Hammer has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Environmental Systems & Human Health program. In this role her work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Hammer is the Director of the Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program at Portland State University that is funded through a training program grant from NIOSH; and an Associate Director of the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), one of six centers of excellence in Total Worker Health®.…

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Deb Harris

Senior Instructor II Emerita

Debra Harris is a Senior Instructor II Emerita 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. …

Reem Hasan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Reem Hasan, has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.
 
Her interests in medicine revolve around the intersection of medical care, health delivery, community/population health, and the social influencers on health – the social and human context of medicine.…

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Katrina Hedberg

Affiliate Professor

Dr. Katrina Hedberg holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, her work includes guest lecturing and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Hedberg has worked at the Oregon Public Health Division for the past 29 years, most recently as the Oregon State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist. …

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Emily Henkle

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.…

Ashley Hirai

Dr. Hirai has a volunteer affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Epidemiology programs. In this role her work includes teaching classes, mentoring and supervising EPI students, and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.

A federal Health Scientist working remotely in Portland for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Dr.…

Laurel Murphy Hoffmann

Faculty Member

Dr. Laurel Hoffmann has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Hoffmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the OHSU School of Medicine.…

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Willi Horner-Johnson

Associate Professor

Dr. Willi Horner-Johnson has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with SPH primary faculty members.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Horner-Johnson holds a faculty appointment in the OHSU’s Institute on Development & Disability.…

Kathleen Humphries

Faculty Member

Dr. Kathleen Humphries has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the undergraduate Health Studies, Applied Health & Fitness, and Human Lactations programs, and the graduate Health Promotion and Community Health programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr.…

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David Hurtado

Assistant Professor

Dr. David Hurtado has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the online Public Health Practice programs. In this role he teaches courses, mentors students, collaborates on research with primary faculty, and is actively engaged in committee work.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.

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Betty Izumi

Associate Professor

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?…

Kenneth James

Professor Emeritus

Dr. James has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Biostatistics programs. Prior to retirement in 2008, he used to teach Clinical Trials Methods and Management in the spring from 1993 to 2002.

Dr. James joined the OHSU School of Medicine’s former Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine as an Associate Professor in July of 1993.…

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Jeffrey Jensen

Professor

Jeffrey T. Jensen is the Leon Speroff Professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Ob/Gyn and a professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU. He is also the director of the Women’s Health Research Unit at OHSU and a senior scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.

Jensen is currently the principal investigator at OHSU of the federally funded Contraception Clinical Trials Network.…

Richard Johnson

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Richard Johnson

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor

In September 2018, Dr. Richard Johnson became the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Johnson is also 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).

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Deborah Kaufman

Debbie sees her role in our undergraduate program as challenging students to critically examine the status quo and create innovative solutions to public health problems. She has been teaching Drug Education and related courses for over a decade, and developed and teaches Marketing Public Health, which is based on her work in public health advocacy prior to coming to academia.…

Hyunjee Kim

Associate Professor

Dr. Kim has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Kim’s work includes guest lecturing and teaching courses, mentoring and supervising SPH students, graduate research assistant or student work opportunities, offer consultations on specific topics of expertise, collaborate on research with SPH primary faculty and/or students, serve on a dissertation committee, and maintain involvement in selected SPH committees.…

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Valerie King

Professor

Dr. Valerie King has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role her work includes mentoring students and participating on dissertation committees.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

Safina Koreishi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Koreishi has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Koreishi’s work includes mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP and teaching classes.

Dr. Koreishi also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in OHSU Family Medicine.…

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Todd Korthuis

Professor

Dr. Todd Korthuis has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), he serves as Program Director for the OHSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Co-Director of the Oregon Addiction Education and Prevention Initiative that provides training and support for rural primary care providers in pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders.…

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Yves Labisierre

Associate Professor

Yves Labissiere is a social psychologist who works to understand how race, identity, language, difference, power and privilege play a role in education and health systems. His aim is to develop strategies that heal and empower individuals and transform systems.

He has studied the health effects of gentrification and residential displacement on black men in Portland, and has worked on curriculum for Portland State University’s EXITO program, which works to build infrastructure to support underrepresented students interested in the health sciences.…

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William Lambert

Emeritus Associate Professor

William Lambert has more than 25 years experience as a researcher and teacher in epidemiology and the environmental health sciences. Since arriving at OHSU in 2000, Lambert has conducted health research on the toxins in salmon and subsistence fish eaten by Columbia River tribes, organophosphate exposure and cognitive health effects in the children of farmworkers, and investigated sick building illness outbreaks and cancer clusters.…

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Jodi Lapidus

Education, Degrees
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1998
Publications

  • 2 R24 MD002763-06 (Lapidus) 05/28/2008 – 01/31/2017.
    Native Children Always Ride Safe (CARS) Study. Role: Principal Investigator
  • 8 UL1 TR00128 07 (Ellison) 07/01/2011 – 06/30/2017.
    Oregon Clinical and Translational Science Institute (OCTRI).
    Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). Role: Core Program Director
  • 4UH3 TR000903-03 (Saugstad) 08/01/2013 – 07/31/2017.

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Bernard Lau

Adjunct Lecturer

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Alissa Leavitt

Adjunct Instructor

Alissa Leavitt, an adjunct instructor at the School of Public Health, has been a full-time faculty member in Health Studies at Portland Community College since 2011. Her responsibilities include program planning at the Rock Creek campus.

Alissa became a certified health education specialist in 2008 and master certified health education specialist in 2014. Her interests include community-based learning, food systems, nutrition, consumer health issues, and community and public health.…

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Paul Lewis

Adjunct Professor

Paul Lewis is the Multnomah County Health Officer and the tri-county health officer for Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. He also is an associate professor in the School of Public Health.

His special interests include the social determinants of health, developmental origins of disease, health communication and good government. His current projects include decreasing opioid-related deaths, planning the emergency medical system for the next generation and improving air quality through health-based regulation.…

Amber Lin

Amber Lin is a staff biostatistician with OHSU’s Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine and an instructor with the School of Public Health. She is a graduate of OHSU’s Masters of Biostatistics program. Lin also supports the NIH K12 Oregon Emergency Care Research Multidisciplinary Training Program by assisting scholars with study design and data analysis on their journey to becoming independently funded investigators.…

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Sunny Lin

Assistant Professor

Sunny Lin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health whose research centers around the role of health information technology (IT) in facilitating care coordination.

Her research explores the impact of IT in the context of payment reform, patient-centered innovations, and referral networks on patient experience, quality, and cost of care.

B.S., Northwestern University, 2009
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2019

Bonnie Lind

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Lind has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Lind’s work includes collaborating other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serve as preceptor, and participates in the School at large.…

Allison Lindauer

Assistant Professor

Professor Lindauer has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Lindauer’s work includes collaborating other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serve as preceptor, and participates in the School at large.…

Stephan Lindner

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Lindner has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Lindner’s work includes collaborating with other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serving as preceptor, and participating in the School at large.…

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Catherine Livingston

Associate Professor

Dr. Cat Livingston has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching courses and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Cat Livingston is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Family Medicine and she divides her time between clinical, teaching, and policy work.…

Mark Loveless

Dr. Mark Loveless, MD, has a volunteer community-based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Epidemiology (MPH and PhD) programs. In this SPH role his work includes teaching courses and mentoring students.
 
Dr. Loveless’s professional path has included private medical practice, academic medicine, clinical research, public health administration and the pharmaceutical industry.…

Kusuma Madamala

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dr. Kasuma Madamala has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes mentoring students.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Miguel Marino

Associate Professor

Dr. Miguel Marino has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students and serving on the biostatistics comprehensive exam committee and the Community Engagement Committee.

In addition to his contributions to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Lisa Marriott

Lisa Marriott is a learning and memory researcher and Associate Director of Let’s Get Healthy!, an education and research exhibit that uses health information technology to assess health behaviors and provide immediate, tailored feedback to individuals. The program earned the 2015 Technology Award from the Society of Public Health Education.

Marriott leads teacher professional development programs, most recently on epigenetics, with accompanying published articles in teaching journals that describe lessons and activities for teaching new areas of science to middle and high school students.…

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Lynn Marshall

Professor & Program Director for PhD in Epidemiology

Education, Degrees
B.S., Cornell University, 1985
Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health, 1996

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Alison Martin

Assistant Professor

Alison J. Martin is the assessment and evaluation coordinator for the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs, the state’s Title V block grant agency for children and youth with special health care needs. She is also an evaluation consultant to OHSU’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

She was a senior social science analyst in the U.S.…

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John McConnell

Professor

Dr. John McConnell has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. …

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Jessina McGregor

Associate Professor

Dr. Jessina McGregor holds a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role her work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. McGregor is an appointed faculty member in the Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy.…

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Shannon McWeeney

Professor

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Alan Melnick

Associate Professor

Dr. Alan Melnick has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Melnick is Public Health Director/Health Officer for Clark County, WA, and Adjunct Assoc.…

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Lynne Messer

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.…

William Messer

Assistant Professor

Dr. Messer holds a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, Professor Messer’s work includes mentoring or advising SPH students and collaborating on research with SPH Primary Faculty members.

Dr. Messer’s primary faculty appointment is with the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the OHSU Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases.…

Marshall Meyer

Instructor

Marshall Meyer has over 30 years experience teaching health education.  He was a full time instructor at Portland Community College for 13 years and also taught classes at PSU and Mt. Hood Community College. Prior to teaching at PCC, Meyer was a program manager at the American Red Cross.

Education, Degrees
B.S., University of Oregon, 1976
M.S.T., Portland State University, 1983

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Randy Miller

Randy Miller’s primary interest is in human movement studies, working to understand, improve and enhance methodologies related to exercise prescription and safe, effective program design strategies used to reduce injuries and improve performance in active individuals. He served as the director of the Physical Education program at PSU for almost two decades, where he supervised the Physical Activity courses and instructors.…

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Jessica Minnier

Associate Professor

Jessica Minnier is an assistant professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and is also affiliated with the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and the Knight Cancer Institute’s Biostatistics Shared Resource.

Minnier maintains a comprehensive statistical research program focusing on the development and evaluation of risk prediction models as well as the analysis of high dimensional data.…

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Motomi Mori

Professor

Motomi “Tomi” Mori is a professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health, a professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology and director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute.

She has published over 130 articles and has 27 years of experience in cancer research.…

Ifeoma Muoto

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dr. Ifeoma Muoto holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. …

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Joseph Needoba

Associate Professor

Dr. Needoba uses chemical and biological sensors deployed in the environment to characterize water quality and its determinants, with a focus on linkages between human activities, ecological processes, and human health. As part of the Ecosystem Monitoring Program supported by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, the lab studies water quality and ecosystem characteristics of juvenile salmon habitat in the Columbia River estuary.…

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Thuan Nguyen

Associate Professor

Thuan Nguyen is an associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health. She teaches and advises graduate students in biostatistics and teaches two graduate courses – Linear Models and Survey Designs and  Analysis. She is a biostatistician with a research emphasis in statistical methodology. Her research of interest includes mixed effects models, statistical genetics, model selection, small area estimation and longitudinal data analysis.…

Meike Niederhausen

Meike Niederhausen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health in the Biostatistics programs. Dr. Niederhausen teaches BSTA 550, “Introduction to Probability” to graduate level students and has an extensive background as a biostatistician in the School and beyond. For over ten years, she has been committed to teaching, research, and service by supporting research with study design, grant preparation, data management, statistical analyses, and manuscript review/preparation.…

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Carrie Nielson

Associate Professor

Carrie Nielson is an epidemiologist focused on genetic risk factors for osteoporosis and other outcomes of aging that are related to body composition and endocrinology. She and her colleagues work to understand the regulation of bone, fat, and lean mass in older adults in order to prevent frailty and fracture, which lead to immobility and loss of independence.…

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Seth O’Neal

Associate Professor

Seth O’Neal is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. He also holds a visiting faculty position at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, and is co-director of the university’s Center for Global Health in Tumbes, Peru.

O’Neal is engaged in research to develop cost-effective and sustainable control interventions for neglected tropical infections in resource-limited settings.…

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Ryan Olson

Professor

Dr. Ryan Olson has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Environmental Systems & Human Health program. In this role his work includes teaching courses and collaborating on research with SPH primary faculty members.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Doris Onnis

Adjunct Instructor

Doris Onnis is a clinical instructor in the School of Public Health’s Lactation Education Program.

Maternal-child health has been the focus of Onnis’ career. She has worked as a registered nurse for more than 35 years, working in neonatal intensive care, postpartum care and community health, and helped to develop an outpatient postpartum and lactation program for Providence St.…

Brian Park

Assistant Professor

Dr. Brian Park holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, his work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Byung Park

Associate Professor

Byung Park is an associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and associate director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute. His research as a collaborative Biostatistician has concentrated on design of clinical trials and statistical analysis methodologies on the fields of immunology including vaccine development and immunesenescence. He serves as a member of OHSU faculty senate representing the School of Public Health.…

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Dawn Peters

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dawn Peters areas of interest include clinical trial methodology and observational methods. Prior to joining OHSU in 2003, Peters was awarded a National Institutes of Health K-25 Career Development Award, which allowed her to work at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research for two years. She collaborated with investigators on a variety of projects and conducted research in randomization for clinical trials.…

Jaime Peterson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jaime Peterson has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Practice programs. In this role, Professor Peterson’s work includes teaching Public Health Practice classes, collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty, and mentoring or supervising PHP students.

Dr. Peterson will be joining the OHSU School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in December 2018.…

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Tawnya Peterson

Assistant Professor, Program Director of Environmental Systems & Human Health

Education, Degrees
B.Sc., Mount Allison University, 1997
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2005
Awards and Honors
2017, OHSU Faculty Senate Teaching Award

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Ryan Petteway

Assistant Professor

Ryan Petteway is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health. He conducts participatory research at the nexus of public health, public housing, and “placemaking,” making use of information and communication technologies to democratize and enhance research and practice processes.

Petteway’s current work examines place, health, and embodiment among public housing residents — with the aim of facilitating permanent mechanisms for including the voice of residents within local placemaking decisions and processes.…

Donald Pierce

Professor Emeritus

Donald Pierce has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Emeritus Professor in the Biostatistics programs.

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Ana Quiñones

Associate Professor

Dr. Quiñones is a gerontologist trained in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Her research interests address three main areas: (1) racial and ethnic disparities in age-related changes in health, (2) co-existing chronic disease (multimorbidity), and (3) health care delivery changes designed to improve the management of chronic conditions for vulnerable older adults.…

Moira Ray

Assistant Professor

Dr. Moira Ray has a volunteer secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management & Policy (HMP and HSP) programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching courses and mentoring students.
 
As a family and preventive medicine trained physician her work includes providing direct patient care, population health improvement efforts as the quality lead clinician, and serving state Medicaid agencies as a clinical epidemiologist for the Center for Evidence-based Policy.…

Kelly Reavis

Dr. Kelly Reavis has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching courses.

Dr. Reavis is an active and enthusiastic educator and believe strongly in developing the next generation of public health leaders. As a clinician scientist, she is passionate about incorporating public health principles and epidemiologic methods into the field of auditory health and other health sciences.…

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Hillary Regan

Program Coordinator

Hillary Regan serves as the Administrator for the Biostatistics & Design Program (BDP) as well as the Coordinator for the Preventive Medicine Residency Program. She has over 20 years of administrative experience at OHSU and has worked in public health since 2011. Hillary’s career interests include design thinking, conflict transformation, and process improvement.

 

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Dawn Richardson

Associate Professor

Dawn Richardson is an Associate Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where she teaches Foundations of Public Health, Urban and Community Health, and Global Health. Richardson also serves as the Faculty lead for the Practice Experience.

Richardson is a social epidemiologist trained in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR). Her research advances health equity by integrating and building on new knowledge, combining social determinants of health with the science of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), with the aim of developing policies and programs in response.…

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Jill Rissi

Dr. Jill Rissi is the director of the MPH program in Health Management and Policy.
Education, Degrees
B.S./B.S.N., Arizona State University, 1982-86
M.P.A., Arizona State University, 1990
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008

Lucy Savitz

Affiliated Professor

Dr. Savitz has a primary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliated Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Savitz’s work includes collaborating other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serve as preceptor, and participates in the School at large.…

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Sara Schwanke Khilji

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sara Schwanke Khilji has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) as an Assistant Professor in the online Public Health Practice programs. In this role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty. She has taught graduate level courses for the School of Public Health since 2017, serving as primary instructor for the online elective “Global Perspectives and Program Development” and as guest lecturer for other courses.…

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Eli Schwarz

Professor

Dr. Eli Schwarz has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Schwarz is Professor and Chair of the Dept.…

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Jackilen Shannon

Professor

Jackilen Shannon is a nutritional epidemiologist who works to understand the distribution and determinants of disease at the population level. Much of her early research focused on translating scientific findings to the medical clinic. In recent years, she has shifted some time toward working to translate medical research to the population at large through community engagement.…

Tyler Sharp

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dr. Tyler Sharp has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Commander Tyler M.…

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Steven Shea

Professor

Steven Shea has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy programs.

In addition to his commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Shea is a Professor in and Director of the OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science (OIOHS) unit.

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Jon Snowden

Jonathan Snowden is an epidemiologist, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and in OHSU’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He also is an associate editor for the national Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Snowden’s research focuses on sexual and reproductive health disparities. He evaluates methods and concepts to improve causal inference from observational data, and his trans-disciplinary research sits at the intersection of population health science, clinical practice and health care policy.…

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Priya Srikanth

Instructor

Priya Srikanth has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Instructor in the Biostatistics programs. In her faculty role, she also mentors students.

Srikanth is also a senior biostatistician with our Biostatistics & Design Program (BDP). She has training and expertise in teaching and conducting statistical analyses based on goals provided by the primary investigator.…

Kenneth Still

Adjunct Assistant Professor & Lecturer

Kenneth R. Still is an adjunct assistant professor for environmental health at PSU and an adjunct assistant professor for the School of Public Health.

Still’s research, detailed in more than 250 published articles, addresses multiple areas of industrial hygiene and toxicology. His primary research interests include human health risk assessment, exposure assessment, and occupational exposure guideline development.…

Luke Strnad

Dr. Strnad holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, Professor Strnad’s work includes collaborating other SPH primary faculty members for research and mentoring or advising SPH students.

Professor Strnad’s primary faculty appointment resides in the OHSU Division of Infectious Disease.…

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John Stull

Assistant Professor

John Stull is interested in the epistemic aspects of teaching, particularly how the fundamentals of medicine and public health effectively challenge each other and productively live together in the students we train. He serves as director of the M.D./M.P.H. Program, which admits six to seven first-year medical students into a quasi-integrated curriculum where students complete the requirements for an M.D.…

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Eric Suhler

Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Suhler has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role his work includes mentoring students, collaborating on research with primary faculty, and guest lecturing in courses.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Christina Sun

Assistant Professor

Christina J. Sun is an assistant professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

Her research seeks to improve the lives of communities disproportionately affected by HIV and sexual and reproductive health disparities, including Latino, black, and LGBTQ communities.

Sun’s recent work includes developing and testing behavior change interventions and examining the dissemination and implementation of effective behavioral and biomedical interventions.…

Saurabh Thoasr

Assistant Professor

Dr. Saurabh Thosar, has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Systems & Human Health program. In this SPH role his work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.
 
His time spent in clinical practice of Occupational Therapy and Exercise Physiology (cardiac rehabilitation) gave him the opportunity to employ daily innovations, e.g.…

Jonathan Todd

Assistant Professor

Dr. Todd holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, Professor Todd’s work includes teaching, collaborating other SPH primary faculty members for research, and mentoring or advising SPH students.

Professor Todd is a Senior Research Associate at OCHIN.
Education, Degrees
B.S., The College of William and Mary, 2003
M.P.H., University of North Carolina
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2016

Annette Totten

Associate Professor

Dr. Annette Totten has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate level Public Health Practice online programs.

In addition to her commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Totten is an Associate Professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE).…

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Paul Tratnyek

Professor

Paul G. Tratnyek is a Professor in the School of Public Health. He teaches courses for the M.P.H. in Environmental Systems and Human Health program, including Environmental and Occupational Health Chemistry (ESHH 530).
 
Prof. Tratnyek’s expertise is in environmental chemistry, especially the fate, effects and remediation of contaminants. His research areas include treatment processes for removing metals and organic contaminants from water, corrosion of iron and other metals, environmental aspects of nanomaterials, and statistical/computational methods for estimating substance properties that are needed for assessments of environmental fate and risk.…

Kimberly Vesco

Community Based Faculty

Dr. Kimberly Vesco has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Vesco is a Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Center for Health Research (CHR).…

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Jennifer Vines

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dr. Jennifer Vines holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role her work includes mentoring students and guest lecturing. 

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Elizabeth Waddell

Associate Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Needham Waddell is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Director of the online M.P.H. in Primary Health Care & Health Disparities, the M.P.H. in Public Health Practice, and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs.

Dr. Waddell’s research explores the intersection between social determinants of health, access to medical care and community-engaged development of health policy.…

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Neal Wallace

Professor

Neal T. Wallace is a professor of Health Systems Management and Policy in the School of Public Health. Wallace is a health economist whose research focuses on quantitative evaluation of large-scale health and mental health policy and system interventions using state-of-the-art research designs. Most of his research focuses on state-level policy related to publicly funded physical health and mental health systems.…

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Claire Wheeler

Claire Wheeler teaches several courses for undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Public Health, including the core course, Principles of Health Behavior.

In 2001, Wheeler completed a year-long associate fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Since then, her writing, speaking and scholarly work has been centered on the science and practice of mind-body medicine/psychoneuroimmunology as it informs healthcare at the clinical and community levels.…

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Dixie Whetsell

Dixie Whetsell is an adjunct faculty member who began teaching lactation education courses in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in January 2016.  She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has almost three decades of experience as a lactation educator and consultant.

After earning her M.S. in Community Health, Whetsell became a health educator for a county health department.…

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Diana White

Senior Research Associate II

Brian Willis

Community Based Assistant Professor

Brian Willis has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to his work as a faculty member in SPH, Professor Willis is a successful community leader in public health.…

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Liana Winett

Associate Professor

Liana Winett is 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.…

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Kevin Winthrop

Professor

Kevin L. Winthrop, Professor of Public Health, Infectious Diseases, and Ophthalmology at Oregon Health and Science University, is a former staff infectious disease epidemiologist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination. He has co-authored over 225 publications, many detailing the epidemiologic and clinical aspects of nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases (NTM), tuberculosis, and other infections associated with rheumatic diseases and biologic immunosuppressive therapies.…

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Brad Wipfli

Assistant Professor, Affiliate Faculty, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU

Brad Wipfli’s research concentrates on health promotion and health behavior change. He is interested in identifying effective behavioral and environmental change strategies that impact 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.…

Jennifer Wisdom

Affiliate Faculty

Dr. Wisdom has a volunteer affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this role her work includes teaching classes, mentoring and supervising students, and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.

Dr. Wisdom is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, consultant, and researcher. Her work has focused on improving the organization, delivery, and quality of mental health and substance abuse.…

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Jessica Wyse

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Wyse has a primary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs. In this role, Professor Wyse’s work includes collaborating with other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serving as preceptor, and participating in the School at large.…

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David Yanez

Professor

David Yanez has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role Professor Yanez collaborates on research with SPH faculty.

In addition to his contributions to the SPH, Dr. Yanez is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale’s School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health.…

Jennifer Young

Professor

Jennifer Young’s expertise lies in public health nutrition with maternal, child and adolescent populations. Her areas of focus include: food insecurity; school health; unhealthy food marketing; obesity stigma; and healthy weight and development. She has worked on nutrition programs, projects and policy at the state and local level.

Young enjoys bringing her work experiences into the classroom as students explore the latest data, research, policy and legislation in action.…

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Belinda Zeidler

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Belinda Zeidler has been a faculty member at PSU for over 30 years. As associate dean of undergraduate programs 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.…

Laura Zeigen

OHSU Librarian

Dr. Laura Zeigen, MLIS, MPH, has a volunteer secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) in Health Management & Policy (HMP) and Health Systems & Policy (HSP) programs. In this role her work includes co-teaching EPI 540/640, guest lecturing in SPH courses, participating as a judge to SPH student posters and presentations, and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.…

Jane Zhu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhu has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Zhu’s work includes collaborating on research with SPH primary faculty members, mentoring and supervising students, and participates in the School at large.…

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