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.

 

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Gelmon, Sherril - MHSc, DrPH

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Professor & Program Director for PhD in Health Systems and Policy Health Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy, and Preventive Medicine Residency Office PSU – URBN 670N Phone: (503) 725-3044
Biography

Sherril Gelmon is professor of public health and director of the Ph.D. program in Health Systems and Policy at the School of Public Health. She teaches health systems management and policy courses in the M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs, and leads the improvement science curricula for OHSU Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine residents, and for OHSU medical education programs. She directed OHSU’s Foundational Improvement Science Curriculum, a faculty development program for medical and nursing educators.

She was previously coordinator of the three-university Oregon M.P.H. program, coordinator of PSU’s health management programs and chair of PSU’s Division of Public Administration.

Gelmon has conducted multiple research projects on community health improvement, health professions training, and community-university partnerships. Past research projects include evaluation of the implementation of Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program; Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future Initiative; and the Community Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative. Gelmon works with community agencies and graduate students to develop evidence of the impact of educational and health improvement interventions.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Education, Degrees

Dip.P.T., University of Saskatchewan, 1976
B.Sc. P.T., University of Toronto, 1978
M.H.Sc., University of Toronto, 1983
Dr.P.H., University of Michigan, 1990

Awards and Honors
  • 2017: Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership, the Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • 2011: Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, Campus Compact
  • 2011: PSU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
  • 2007: PSU Civic Engagement Award for Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Learning
  • 2005: Annual Service-Learning Research Award, International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
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  • Evaluation of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home 2014-2016 Model in Oregon, Phase III – Identification of Exemplary Practices. Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, Oregon Health Authority Role: Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of the “Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future” Program 2005-2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation Evaluation of a grant-making program to stimulate local foundations to develop programs to invest in targeted nurse workforce initiatives. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home 2013-2014 Model in Oregon, Phase II – Attribute Scoring. Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, Oregon Health Authority Role: Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of “Health Information Exchange (HIE) Services in Oregon” 2013-2014 Oregon Health Authority. Role: Principal Investigator for evaluation
  • Evaluation of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home 2012-2013 Model in Oregon, Phase I – Experiences of Early Implementation. Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, Oregon Health Authority Role: Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of the “Training Residents in Prevention and Policy” Project 2010-2013 Oregon Health & Sciences University, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Role: Principal Investigator for evaluation

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  • Evaluation of the “Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future” Program 2005-2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation Evaluation of a grant-making program to stimulate local foundations to develop programs to invest in targeted nurse workforce initiatives. Role: Co-Principal investigator
  • Evaluation of “Faculty for the Engaged Campus.’” 2007-2010 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Evaluation of a national project to develop faculty and institutional capacity to conduct community-engaged scholarship in health professions education schools. Role: Principal Investigator

Goldberg, Bruce - MD

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Professor Office South Waterfront – Moody Building, Suite 160 Phone: (503) 975-8932
Biography

Bruce Goldberg has devoted his career to improving the organization, delivery and financing of health services. He has extensive experience in developing, implementing and managing health programs and state health policy.

Goldberg has served two Oregon governors, as the director of the Oregon Department of Human Services from November 2005 through February 2011, and as leader of the formation of the Oregon Health Authority from 2009 through 2013.

He led Oregon’s nationally recognized health reforms that transformed the state’s Medicaid system to one based on a model of health and coordinated care. He helped lead efforts to implement the federal Affordable Care Act, and to establish Oregon’s Healthy Kids program, providing health coverage for all children. He also helped lead efforts to improve Oregon’s mental health system and transform delivery of public human services to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

He has been a faculty member at OHSU for more than 15 years.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Trinity College, 1977
M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1982
Residency in Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1985

Awards and Honors
  • 2016, Civil Rights Champion Award, Oregon League of Minority Voters
  • 2015, Lifetime Achievement Award, Oregon Public Health Institute
  • 2013, Campeon de Salud, Oregon Latino Health Coalition
  • 2011, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award, Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church
  • 2011, Outstanding Member Award, American Public Human Services Association
  • 2004, Exemplary Leadership Award, Oregon Primary Care Association
  • 2003, Mentorship Award, OHSU Department of Family Medicine
  • 2002, Lifetime Achievement Award, Oregon Public Health Association
  • 2000, Faculty Humanism Award, OHSU School of Medicine
  • 1998-99, Teaching Excellence Award, Basic Science Graduate Program, OHSU School of Medicine
  • 1995, Outstanding Faculty Teacher, OHSU Dept. Family Practice
  • 1994, U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow
  • 1993, OHSU School of Medicine Excellence in Physical Exam Instruction
  • 1991, U.S. Public Health Service Commendation Award
  • 1988, U.S. Public Health Service Achievement Medal
  • 1982, Mount Sinai Medical Attendings Award – for excellence in clinical medicine
  • 1981, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Goodman, Julia - MPH, PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy; Health Systems & Policy Office 670T Urban Center Phone: (503) 725-2225
Biography

Julia Goodman is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health who does research at the intersection of health services research, population health, and work and family policy. Her research explores how social, structural, and economic factors influence perinatal health and explores the impact of work-related policies on fertility decisions and pregnancy outcomes. She is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, on a three-year evaluation of San Francisco’s new paid parental leave ordinance.

She also collaborates with colleagues at the School of Public Health to develop a mixed-methods evaluation of new paid parental leave policies at the city of Portland and Multnomah County.

Goodman was also a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow with the Women’s Foundation of California.

Education, Degrees

B.S., McGill University, 2004
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Awards and Honors

2015, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley

Notes
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, “Evaluating San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance,” 2016-2018, Role: Subaward PI

Graven, Peter - PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy; Health Systems & Policy Office OHSU – MDY 200L Phone: (503) 494-7488
Biography

Peter Graven is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and a health economist in the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness at OHSU. Graven’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Oregon Health Authority and philanthropic entities. His work is published in peer-reviewed and general interest publications. He is the principal investigator leading the Value Analytics team at OHSU, applying advanced analytics to improve the value of care at OHSU.

During the past four years, his group has produced 50 studies in areas such as opportunity discovery, program evaluation and predictive analytics. Work of the Value Analytics team incorporates a range of methodologies to solve operational questions in collaboration with clinical leaders.  Graven also teaches health economics courses and advises students in the School of Public Health.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2014

Notes
  • IHS-1310-08388 (Bill Wright) 8/1/2014-7/31/2017 PCORI Caring for the Whole Person: A Patient-Centered Assessment of Integrated Care Models in Vulnerable Populations Role: Co-Investigator
  • (Bill Hersh) 06/29/2015 – 06/28/2017 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 3. OHSU Update and Expansion of the ONC Health IT Curriculum Role: Health Economist

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McCarty, Dennis - MA, PhD

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Professor Health Systems & Policy Office OHSU – CSB 678 Phone: (503) 494-1177
Biography

Dennis McCarty works at the intersection of policy, research and practice as he assesses the organization, financing and quality of prevention and treatment services for alcohol and drug disorders. He serves as the director of the Education Core for the Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center and the co-principal investigator for the Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. He is also co-investigator for an evaluation of the impacts of Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations on prevention and treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders. He also serves on the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission.

From 1989 to 1995, McCarty directed the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Kentucky, 1971
M.A., University of Kentucky, 1976
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1978
Post docoral, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1977 – 1980

Awards and Honors
  • 2014, International Award for Excellence in Mentoring, National Institute on Drug Abuse, International Program
  • 2012, Lifetime Achievement Award, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Section, American Public Health Association
  • 2011, Robert Anderson Award for Research, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
  • 2007, Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 28 — Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
  • 2005, Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Research, OHSU
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  • Task Order 6 (Chou, Roger)  Aug 16 – May 17 AHRQ Naloxone Guidelines for Emergency Medical Technicians, Role: investigator
  • UG1 DA015815 (McCarty, Dennis & Sorensen, Jim) Jul 2015 – Jun 2020 NIH/NIDA, Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • R33 DA035640 (Rieckmann, Traci) May 2014 – April 2017 NIH/NIDA Oregon’s CCOs integrate care for drug use disorders Role: Investigator
  • R01 MH1000001 (McConnell, K. John & Lindrooth, Richard) 2012 – 2017 NIH/NIMH, Evaluating Coordinated Care Organizations, Role: investigator
  • P50 DA018165 (Janowsky, Aaron) NIH/NIDA, Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center, Role: Director, Education Core
  • R01 DA029716 (McCarty, Dennis) 2011 – 2017, NIH/NIDA, Integrating Addiction Treatment and Medical Care in a Commercial Health Plan, Role: Principal Investigator

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  • R01 DA030431 (Molfenter, Todd), March 2012 – February 2017, NIH/NIDA, A Payer/Treatment Agency Intervention to Increase Use of Buprenorphine, Role: Investigator

McConnell, John - MA, MS, PhD

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Professor Health Management & Policy, Health Systems and Policy Office South Waterfront – MDY 200 Phone: (530) 494-1989
Biography

John McConnell is a health economist and director of the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness at OHSU. His research has focused on emergency and trauma care, organizational management, behavioral health and state health policy. A focus of his current work is understanding the effectiveness of reform of the Medicaid payment and delivery system, with Oregon serving as a leading example. His research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others.

As director of the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, McConnell leads a team focused on developing evidence to improve the value of the health care system. Faculty and staff at the center collaborate with more than 30 faculty across more than a dozen departments in the OHSU School of Medicine, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and the Portland VA medical system.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001
M.S., Stanford University, 1997
M.A., University of Washington, 1993
B.A., Stanford University, 1990

Notes
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities 1R01MD011212 Assessing the Potential for a State Medicaid Reform Model to Reduce Disparities PI: K. John McConnell Dates: 8/9/2016– 4/30/2020
  • National Institute of Mental Health  1R01MH1000001 Evaluating Coordinated Care Organizations PIs: K. John McConnell/Richard C. Lindrooth Dates: 9/7/2012– 7/31/2016
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  1R01HS018466 Management Practices in U.S. Hospitals PI: K. John McConnell Dates: 9/30/2009– 3/31/2013
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse 1R01DA024024 Oregon’s Parity Law: Comprehensive Parity in Today’s Healthcare Environment PI: K. John McConnell Dates: 9/28/2007– 8/31/2010

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Rissi, Jill - MPA, PhD

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Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Health Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy Office PSU – URBN 670R OHSU – GH 230 Phone: 503-725-8217 (PSU) or 503-494-9330 (OHSU)
Biography
Education, Degrees

B.S./B.S.N., Arizona State University, 1982-86
M.P.A., Arizona State University, 1990
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008

Notes
  • Evaluation of the PEBB Health Engagement Model:  July 2012 – June 2016
  • Evaluation of the Oregon Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Model: July 2012 – August 2015
  • Evaluation of Coordinated Care Organizations in Oregon:  July 2012 – June 2014
  • Accountable/Coordinated Care Organization Case Study:  July 2012 – December 2014

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Wallace, Neal - MPP, PhD

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Professor & Program Director for MPH in Health Management and Policy Health Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy Office PSU – URBN 670L Phone: (503) 725-8248
Biography

Neal T. Wallace is a professor of Health Systems Management and Policy in the School of Public Health and director of the M.P.H. in Health Management and Policy program. Wallace is a health economist whose research focuses on quantitative evaluation of large-scale health and mental health policy and system interventions using state-of-the-art research designs. Most of his research focuses on state-level policy related to publicly funded physical health and mental health systems. Recent projects include evaluations of Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations, the state’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program and implementation costs of integrating primary and behavioral health care in Colorado. He’s also researched Medicaid funding changes in California intended to reduce disparities in children’s receipt of mental health services.

Before his academic career, Wallace worked in the mental health departments of the states of Washington and New York, developing and implementing innovative public mental health interventions and systems of care.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1982
M.P.P., Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, State University of New York at Albany, 1987
Ph.D., Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, 1999

Awards and Honors

2011, Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Oregon Master’s of Public Health

Notes
  • Gelmon (PI), 9/2014-9/2016, Oregon Office of Health Policy and Research, “Phase Three Evaluation of PCPCH Implementation” Role: Co-Investigator
  • 1R01MH100001-01, McConnell/Lindrooth (PI), 9/01/12-8/31/16, NIH/NIMH (Common Fund), Evaluating Coordinated Care Organizations, Role: Co-Investigator
  • 70163, Smith/Rissi (PI), 7/2012-6/2014, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/State Health Access Reform Evaluation, “Achieving the Triple Aim in Medicaid: Evaluating the Access, Quality, Health and Cost Impacts of Coordinated Care Organizations in Oregon”, Role: Co-Investigator
  • 5R21DA031361-02, Wakeland (PI), 6/2011-4/2104, NIDA, The System Dynamics of Pharmaceutical Opioid Misuse, Role: Consultant
  • Rissi (PI), 6/2012-8/2013, Oregon Office of Health Policy and Research, “Evaluation of the Patient Centered Primary Care Medical Home Model”, Role: Co-Investigator
  • Cohen (PI), 2/2011-2/2015, Colorado Health Foundation, “Evaluation of Advancing Care Together (ACT) Program” Role: Consultant

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  • T08HP22556-01-00, Wallace(PI), 9/2011-9/2012, HRSA, Scholarships For Disadvantaged Students, Role: PI
  • R01MH083693-01, Snowden(PI), 5/2010-5/2013, NIMH/NIH, “Can Medicaid Benefits Reduce Access Disparities for Minority Children & Youth?” Role: Consultant
  • 1R01DA020832-01A1, McConnell (PI), 9/2007-8/2010, National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH, Oregon’s Parity Law: Comprehensive Parity in Today’s Healthcare Environment, Role: co-PI

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