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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David Bangsberg MSc, MD, MPH, MS

Founding Dean

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

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Elizabeth Bull

Finance & Administration Manager

Karen Camp

Associate Dean for Finance & Administration

Barbara Campbell MA, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Barbara Campbell is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Public Health. She specializes in addictions treatment research, focusing on interventions that increase treatment engagement and retention, and improve the fidelity of treatment delivery.

Emily Cartwright BA

Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean

Education, Degrees

BA, San Francisco State University, 2009

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Cara Cooper

Administrative Coordinator

Brianna Duncan

Pre-award Grant Manager

Laura Ehrlich MSEd, MLA

Graduate Student Services and Registration Specialist

Education, Degrees
M.S. Ed., Portland State University
M.L.A., University of Virginia
B.A.  Cornell University

Rachael Godlove MA

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Rachael Godlove supports curricular and academic personnel work in the Dean’s Office. 
Education, Degrees
M.A., Georgetown University
B.S., Northern Arizona University

Ashley Groves

Fiscal Coordinator

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Josh Hodsden MBA

Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Specialist

Josh Hodsden has been a student advocate in higher education for eight years, coaching both undergraduate and graduate students before and during their programs. 
Education, Degrees
B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix, 2002
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2010

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Richard Johnson MS, PhD

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).

Kevin McLemore MS, PhD

Director of Assessment & Evaluation

Education, Degrees
B.A., DePaul University, 2005
M.S., DePaul University, 2008
Ph.D., University of California – Davis, 2014
Cert., WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy, 2018

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Lynne Messer MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

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.…

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Holly Moraes BS

Executive Assistant to the Dean

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

Tam Nguyen

Ashley Pine MPH

Data Analyst

Rachel Pricer

Administrative Assistant

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Dawn Richardson MPH, DrPH

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.…

Beth Sorensen

Communications, Marketing, and Outreach Coordinator

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Jamie Townsend BS

Post-Award Grant Manager

Education, Degrees

BS Accounting, Portland State University, 2014

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Liana Winett DrPH, MPH, MCHES

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Community Engagement

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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Andrew Wyman BS

Student Support

Andrew is an administrator in the School of Public Health. He is currently the program support for the undergraduate programs and 4 of the graduate programs. He is housed on the PSU campus in the Urban Center on the 4th Floor.
Education, Degrees
B.S., Health Studies, Portland State University

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Belinda Zeidler MST

Assistant Professor, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, & Academic Advisor

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.…