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.
- Faculty by Program
- Applied Health & Fitness
- Community Health
- Environmental Systems & Human Health
- Health Management & Policy
- Health Promotion
- Health Studies
- Health Systems & Policy
- Primary Health Care & Health Disparities
- Public Health Practice
W. Kent Anger MA, PhD
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.…
Bert Berney MD, MHS
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Dr. Berney has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate 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.…
Kathleen Carlson MS, PhD
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).…
Leslie Hammer PhD
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®.…
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).…
William Lambert PhD
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.…
Lisa Marriott PhD
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.…
Joseph Needoba PhD
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.…
Ryan Olson MA, PhD
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.…
Tawnya Peterson PhD
Assistant Professor, Program Director of Environmental Systems & Human Health
B.Sc., Mount Allison University, 1997
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2005
Awards and Honors
2017, OHSU Faculty Senate Teaching Award
Paul Tratnyek PhD
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.
Tratnyek’s expertise is in environmental chemistry, especially the fate, effects and remediation of contaminants. 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.…
Jennifer Young MPH
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.…