Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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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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Yiyi Chen MA, MS, PhD

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 PhD

Professor

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.…

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Nathan Dieckmann PhD

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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Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu PhD

Professor & Program Director for MPH in Biostatistics

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.…

Kenneth James PhD

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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Jodi Lapidus PhD

Professor & Director of Biostatistics Education

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.

Amber Lin MS

Instructor

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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Miguel Marino MS, AM, PhD

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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Shannon McWeeney PhD

Professor

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Jessica Minnier AM, PhD

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 MS, PhD, MBA

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.…

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Thuan Nguyen MS, PhD

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 PhD

Assistant Professor

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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Byung Park MS, PhD

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.…

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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Priya Srikanth MPH

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.…

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David Yanez MS, PhD

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.…