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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 Emerita

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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Donald Austin

Professor Emeritus

Donald F. Austin is an Emeritus Professor in the epidemiology programs.

Through his work in state and federal agencies, Austin has conducted a range of epidemiology research, including an assessment of the role of air pollution in lung cancer risk in an industrial area, the effect of environmental factors on uterine cancer among postmenopausal women and the effect of oral contraceptives on the risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.…

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Thomas Becker

Professor Emeritus

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 Emerita

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.…

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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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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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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).…

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.…

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.…

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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Eric Hall

Community Based Faculty

Eric Hall is an epidemiologist and assistant professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health.  He teaches graduate level courses in the epidemiology and public health practice programs.

Hall’s research is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infections of both domestic and global concern (viral hepatitis, SARS-CoV-2, HIV).  His research focuses on the development and utilization of epidemiologic, statistical and economic evaluation methods to provide data and results that have a direct implication on public health programs or policy. …

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.…

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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.…

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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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William Lambert

Associate Professor Emeritus

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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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.…

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.…

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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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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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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.…

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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.…

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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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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.…

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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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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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.…

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 Emeritus

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.…

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

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).…

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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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.…

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.…