Our Faculty

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

 

Programs

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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

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

Concepts of Environmental Health – PHE 580

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This course is designed to introduce graduate students to basic concepts and issues in environmental and occupational health. Environmental and occupational hazards that affect human health are examined in the context of current social, political and regulatory pressures. Topics include environmental and emerging disease, environmental toxicology, risk assessment, occupational health, food protection, drinking water safety and waste water treatment, solid and hazardous waste disposal, indoor and outdoor air pollution, radiation and pests and pesticides. Global environmental health issues are included as time permits.

Note: Additional sections of this course are listed under CPH 539/639 and PHPM 518.

Prerequisites: None

Level: Graduate

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

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Drug Education – PHE 326U

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Examines various approaches to drug education with an emphasis on prevention models. Epidemiology of and trends in drug use in the U.S. and effects on society. Reviews current and controversial issues and legal information on drug use effects.

Level: Undergraduate

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Environmental Health – PHE 443U

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Designed to enable the student to understand and evaluate complex environmental health issues induced by waste products generated by modern technology. Specific topics include water quality, air quality, solid and hazardous waste, occupational health, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, chemical contamination of foods, food additives, animal transmission of disease, noise, and selected current topics.

Level: Undergraduate

Epidemiology – PHE 450

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Introduces principles and methods of epidemiological investigation of infectious/non-infectious diseases. Illustrates methods by which properly conducted studies of the distribution and dynamic behavior of disease in a population can contribute to understanding of etiologic factors, modes of transmission, and pathogenesis of disease.

Recommended prerequisite: PHE 363

Level: Undergraduate

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Film & Health – PHE 351U-001

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Critically explores public health issues as they are portrayed in popular films and discusses the scientific, social, and political underpinnings of the public health issues portrayed in these movies. Covers diseases such as AIDS, hemorrhagic fever, MS, cancer, leukemia, and multiple chemical sensitivity from both biomedical and social perspectives. Guest speakers from the community will contribute to the discussion.

Level: Undergraduate

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Gender/Race/Class/Health – PHE 452U

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Emphasizes how the gender-, race-, and class-based organization of society affects the health of our communities. Covers an introduction and historical framework for social inequities in health; describes disparities in health by gender, race, and class; and explores the interplay between these major social forces and the biological mechanisms that influence the occurrence of disease.

Delivery: This is a Hybrid course and is taught partially online (D2L) with reduced in-class time.

Level: Undergraduate

Global Health – PHE 444U

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Critically explores global public health issues as they pertain to different populations throughout the world, such as global disease eradication initiatives, environmental and infectious diseases from an international perspective, and discusses health needs of special populations.

Level: Undergraduate

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Health & Health Systems – PHE 350-002

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An overview of the organization, financing, and delivery of health services in the United States, with particular emphasis on analysis from professional, organizational, community, and systems perspectives.

Level: Undergraduate

Health Coaching Strategies – PHE 421

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Concepts and techniques for work with individuals and groups on improving all areas of wellness including fitness, nutrition, weight, stress, and management of life issues that affect health. Program planning theories and models as well as practices for health education, including developing rapport, nonviolent communication, motivational interviewing and practice management. Students gain practical experience through live coaching demonstrations.

Prerequisite: Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in PHE.

Level: Undergraduate

Health Education Techniques & Strategies – PHE 448

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Introduces students to basic techniques and strategies used in planning and carrying out health education programs in a variety of settings. Special emphasis is given to scope and sequencing skills, objective writing, selection/development of health education resources/materials, and methods for and use of technology in the delivery of health education programs.

Recommended prerequisite: PHE 350

Level: Undergraduate

Human Sexuality – PHE 335U

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A survey of the psychological, physiological, and behavioral aspects of human sexuality, with particular emphasis on the influence of popular culture on these dimensions.

Level: Undergraduate

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Men’s Health – PHE 445/545

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The focus of this course is current men’s health issues. Students have opportunities to critically explore a broad array of men’s health concerns across the life span from a multidisciplinary perspective. Men’s health issues may include such topics as reproductive health, violence, aging, heart disease, depression, and sexuality. The class is taught in an interactive format through group discussion, presentations, and the participation of group speakers. The course focuses on the consideration and critique of current influences on men’s health including the effect of the health care system, male socialization, the impact of the social and cultural factors, and the influence of evolving technology.

Level: 445 for Undergraduate; 545 for Graduate

Prerequisites: None

Mind/Body Health: Prev – PHE 566

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An investigation of the integral relationship between body and mind and how that relationship manifests itself in health, illness, and promotes healing. Philosophical and scientific foundations of mind/body health are explored. Mind/body research and its application within allopathic medicine is examined as is research and practice in complementary fields of medicine and health care.

Level: Graduate

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Program Plan Evaluation – PHE 471

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Examines program planning models for health education. Includes needs assessment; program goals and objectives; program content and methodologies, evaluation, budgeting, and proposal writing. Students will gain practical experience in program planning and evaluation through community-based learning. Field work required.

Recommended prerequisite: twelve hours of upper-division coursework in PHE.

Level: Undergraduate

PSU: INTERN: MS/MPH – PHE 504

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Level: Graduate

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Research in Health & Fitness – PHE 314

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Examines basic aspects of scientific research related to health and fitness. Topics include: reading and critically evaluating scientific research reports; reviewing interpretation of basic statistical analyses; investigating the fundamental skills for developing a research plan, including problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, ethics and sampling.

Level: Undergraduate

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Stress Management – PHE 275

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An overview of the physiology of stress, stress triggers, assessment of stress, and stress management techniques and strategies.

Level: Undergraduate

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Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N