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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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Buckley, David - MD, MPH

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Associate Professor Epidemiology & Medicine, Health Promotion, Biostatistics, and Health Management & Policy Office OHSU – EJH 226 Phone: (503) 494-8367

David I. Buckley is an associate professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and in Family Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU.

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. He has been funded as a principal investigator by the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians for research engaging clinics and patients to improve cancer screening for people with physical disabilities.

He has recently served as a co-investigator on projects evaluating linkages between primary care clinics and community resources for providing clinical preventive services. Buckley’s research also includes systematic evidence reviews and comparative effectiveness reviews across various health care topics for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, among others.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Anthropology/Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1982
M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1993
M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science University, 2008


Campbell, Barbara - MA, PhD

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Adjunct Associate Professor Health Services (Research) Phone: (503) 221-7074

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. She also conducts research on smoking cessation and the effectiveness of anti-tobacco messages for individuals with co-occurring substance-use disorders. She is a co-investigator within the Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. She also is a licensed psychologist and practicing clinician in Portland. She provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services, as well as consultation and clinical training. 

Education, Degrees

M.A., University of New Mexico, 1978
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1981

  • U10 DA015815 (James Sorensen/Dennis McCarty) 2016-2020 NIH/NIDA Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Role: Co-investigator
  • R01 DA 036066 (Joseph Guydish) 2014-Present NIH/NIDA and FDA Center for Tobacco Products. Role: Consultant
  • U10 DA015815 (James Sorensen/ Dennis McCarty) 2010-2015 NIH/NIDA Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Role: Co-investigator
  • 2RO1 DA09832-11 (Robert Booth) 2007-2012 NIH/NIDA Intervention to Reduce Injection Drug Use Role: Consultant
  • 5R01DA025600-02 (Joseph Guydish) 2009-2011 NIH/NIDA Impact of Core Implementation Components on Adoption Role: Co-investigator
  • 1RC1DA028467-01 (Robert Carlson) 2009-2011 NIH/NIDA Comparing Acute and Continuous Drug Abuse Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial Role: Consultant


  • U10 DA013036 (Dennis McCarty) 2000-2010 NIH/NIDA Oregon/Hawaii Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Role: Co-investigator


Denny, Justin - MD, MPH

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Associate Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities; Public Health Practice; Epidemiology & Medicine; OHSU Global Health Program Office OHSU – Mackenzie Hall 1166 Phone: (503) 494-9413

Justin Denny is the director of OHSU Global Southeast Asia and brings OHSU an instant connection to global health partners in Southeast Asia from his recent engagements with the World Health Organization and the United Nations. He worked with the World Health Organization in Laos as a medical epidemiologist to create the country’s first field epidemiology training program. He has worked to improve the skillset of public health and clinical leaders from Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Prior to that work, he transitioned the largest global enteric disease surveillance system from London to Stockholm when working with the European Center for Disease Control. Denny completed his residency training at OHSU in family and preventive medicine and later served as this department’s residency director. 

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Virginia, 1993
M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1998
Residency, Family Medicine, OHSU, 2001
Residency, Preventive Medicine, OHSU, 2002
M.P.H., OHSU, 2002


Gibbs, Brian - MPA, PhD

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Associate Professor Office OHSU – RJH 4365 Phone: 503-494-2558

Brian Gibbs serves as Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer at OHSU, responsible for diversity initiatives within OHSU’s clinical, educational, and research missions.

Before coming to OHSU and the School of Public Health, Gibbs was associate vice chancellor for diversity for the University of New Mexico Health Science campus. Prior to that, he served as associate dean for diversity and cultural competence at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Early in his career, he spent ten years as the founder and director of the Program to Eliminate Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was a senior research scientist within the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 1981
M.P.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1985
Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1995

Awards and Honors

Pew Health Policy Fellow, Brandeis University, 1991

  • A Novel Measure of “Good” Mentoring: Testing Its Reliability and Validity in Four Academic Health Centers.   Pololi LH, Evans AT, Civian JT, Gibbs BK, Gillum LH, Brennan RT.  J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016 Fall;36(4):263-268. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000114.
  • Faculty Vitality-Surviving the Challenges Facing Academic Health Centers: A National Survey of Medical Faculty.   Pololi LH, Evans AT, Civian JT, Gibbs BK, Coplit LD, Gillum LH, Brennan RT.  Acad Med. 2015 Jul;90(7):930-6. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000674
  • Definition, measurement, and health risks associated with sedentary behavior.   Gibbs BB, Hergenroeder AL, Katzmarzyk PT, Lee IM, Jakicic JM.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jun;47(6):1295-300. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000517.
  • Reducing racial and ethnic health disparities: exploring an outcome-oriented agenda for research and policy.   Gibbs BK, Nsiah-Jefferson L, McHugh MD, Trivedi AN, Prothrow-Stith D.  J Health Polit Policy Law. 2006 Feb;31(1):185-218
  • Creating a state minority health policy report card.   Trivedi AN, Gibbs B, Nsiah-Jefferson L, Ayanian JZ, Prothrow-Stith D.  Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Mar-Apr;24(2):388-96.
  • Reducing health disparities: from theory to practice.   Prothrow-Stith D, Gibbs B, Allen A.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 Mar;12(3):256s-260s. No abstract available.    PMID: 12646523


Hansen, Joyanna - PhD

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Assistant Professor Office OHSU – Gaines Hall 214 Phone: (503) 494-4263
Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2013

Hartung, Daniel - PharmD, MPH

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Associate Professor Health Services/Health Outcomes Office South Waterfront – CLSB 5S094 Phone: (503) 494-4720

Dan Hartung is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy in the Oregon State University/OHSU College of Pharmacy and an investigator in the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center. His research focus is pharmaceutical health services research, specifically examining how pharmacy benefit structures within government and private health insurance affect drug utilization and patient outcomes. He is leading a multi-state effort to explore how Medicaid policies involving opioids affect adverse events related to opioid misuse and abuse. He is also principal investigator on a project to develop and pilot a prescription drug monitoring program toolkit to help community pharmacists improve the safety of opioid use.

After receiving his doctorate in pharmacy in 2000 and a Master of Public Health degree in 2007, Hartung completed a pharmacy residency at the Portland VA Medical Center and completed an outcomes research fellowship at Oregon State.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1998
Pharm.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000
M.P.H., OHSU, 2007

Awards and Honors

OHSU Distinguished faculty award for Research , 2014

  • R18 HS024227-01, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) Hartung, Daniel M (PI)  09/30/15-07/31/18 Pharmacy Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Toolkit to Improve Opioid Safety, Role: PI
  • HC-1510-06870, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Hartung, Daniel (PI)  10/01/16-09/30/18 Costs, Access, and Value of Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Therapies, Role: PI
  • 1U01CE002786-01 , National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Hartung, Daniel (PI)  08/25/16-08/24/17 Prescription Opioid Performance Improvement Metrics and Heroin Abuse, Role: PI
  • U01 CE002500-02 Hartung, Daniel M (PI)  09/30/14-09/29/16 Opioid Analgesic Policies and Prescription Drug Abuse in State Medicaid Programs, Role: PI
  • K12 HS019456-01 GUISE, JEANNE-MARIE  (PI)  07/01/10-06/30/13 Oregon Comparative Effectiveness Research K12 Program, Role: Scholar

Henkle, Emily - PhD, MPH

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Research Assistant Professor Center for Infectious Disease Studies Office OHSU – GH 137 Phone: (503) 494 – 6226

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.

Her most recent work has explored patient-centered research and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic NTM infection and underlying bronchiectasis. She is studying correlations between health-related quality of life measures and NTM disease activity and is measuring the efficacy of current treatments in relation to respiratory symptoms, physical functioning and fatigue.

She also manages a statewide special surveillance project with the Oregon Health Authority and coordinates enrollment and data collection for the Northwest NTM Biobank.

Education, Degrees

M.P.H., University of California Berkeley, 2000
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010

Awards and Honors
  • 2007-2010, Pre-doctoral fellow, NEI Clinical Trials Training Grant
  • 2016, Junior Investigator Award, ATS/ALA
  • (Henkle) 01/01/17 – 12/31/18. American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific. Health-related quality of life as a clinical trial endpoint for nontuberculous mycobacteria disease. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • 1013-OHSU (Henkle) 05/01/15 – 04/30/16. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). NTM Research Consortium Stakeholder Engagement and Planning Meeting. Role: Project Lead.
  • FD -R-05401-01-A1 (Winthrop) 09/01/16 – 07/31/20. Food and Drug Administration P2 Study of Clofazimine for Pulmonary M. avium Disease IND 125,266 (1/5/2015). Role: Co-investigator.
  • CER-1503-29191 (Winthrop) 01/01/16 – 06/30/18. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Comparative effectiveness and safety of inhaled corticosteroids and antimicrobial compounds for non-CF bronchiectasis. Role: Co-investigator/Project Director
  • DS-311495 (Winthrop) 07/01/14 – 06/30/17. American Lung Association Natural History of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease and Immune Correlates of Disease Progression. Role: Co-investigator/Project Director
  • 2561-OHSU (Winthrop) 01/01/16 – 12/31/16. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis patient network and research roadmap. Role: Co-investigator/Project Director.


King, Valerie - MD, MPH

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Professor Preventive Medicine Residency Office South Waterfront – Moody Building, Suite 250 Phone: (503) 494-8694

Valerie King is the director of research for the Center for Evidence-based Policy at OHSU. She oversees research methods and a variety of health services, clinical evidence and policy implementation research projects. The center conducts evidence and policy reviews, provides health system design services and primary research for half of the U.S. states.

She has served on several national clinical practice guideline panels and works to advance robust evidence and guideline methods through alignment with the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group. She is actively involved with the Cochrane Collaboration, a global network of researchers, professionals, patients and people interested in health. King is also a professor in OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine and maintains a teaching clinical practice devoted to women’s health, maternal and newborn care.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Lewis & Clark College, 1982
M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991-1994
M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
Resident, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999-2000

Awards and Honors
  • 2013, Chair’s Award, Outstanding Contribution in Teaching and Mentoring, OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • 2002-07, Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar
  • 1998-99, Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy
  • 1995-97, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar

Kondo, Karli - MA, PhD

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Assistant Professor Office Portland VA Health Care System Bld 6, Room 211 Phone: (503) 220-8262 ext. 51864

Karli Kondo is an investigator and the associate director at the Portland VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program, a vice-chair of the Institutional Review Board at OHSU and an assistant professor in the School of Public Health.

Through her work with the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program, she leads and participates in evidence reviews for VA stakeholders. Most recently, she led an evidence map of more than 400 studies examining both the prevalence of health disparities among veterans and the interventions designed to address disparities in VA settings. Some of her other reviews have examined the benefits, harms and intervention factors related to pay for performance in healthcare, interventions to address medication adherence in patients with serious mental illness, and the benefits and harms of intensive blood pressure treatment in older adults. Her personal research focuses on the effects of acculturation on health in the Hispanic/Latino community.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Pacific University, 2001
M.A., Pacific University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2012

Awards and Honors
  • 2013, American Psychological Association (Division 38) Early Career Travel Award
  • 2006, University of Rhode Island Graduate Minority Fellowship


Lewis, Paul - MD, MPH

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Adjunct Professor Preventive Medicine Residency

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.

He joined the OHSU pediatrics faculty in 1996 where he focused on virology laboratory research and launched the region’s first pediatric HIV clinic. In 1997, he became the OHSU hospital epidemiologist, beginning a career pivot to population health that led to his joining the Oregon Public Health Division in 2004.

In 2008, he began serving as health officer for Washington and Clackamas counties. In 2014, he became the Multnomah County Health Officer.

Education, Degrees

M.D., Stanford, 1987
M.P.H., Portland State University, 2013

Liu, Robyn - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Preventive Medicine Residency Office South Waterfront – MDY 250 Phone: (503) 494-3265

Robyn Liu has a deep interest in health care systems improvement. She has been heavily involved at both state and national levels with the American Academy of Family Physicians, and served as the new physician representative to the group’s board of directors from 2011-2012. She is also on the board of directors of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians.  She has written and given community presentations on health care reform, influenza vaccination, and nutrition and obesity. Liu has also been a collaborator on original research on physical activity among rural populations. She currently divides her time between patient-care duties in family medicine at OHSU’s Center for Health and Healing and her role as a clinical epidemiologist at OHSU’s Center for Evidence-based Policy, helping policymakers apply medical evidence to coverage decisions.

She is also a passionate educator, both at OHSU and the School of Public Health.

Education, Degrees

A.B., Harvard University, 1998
M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2003
M.P.H., Portland State University, 2007

Livingston, Catherine - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy Office OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond 3930 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202 Portland OR 97202 Phone: (503) 418-3900

Cat Livingston is board-certified in family medicine and in public health and  preventive medicine. She spends half her time at the OHSU Family Medicine Clinic at Richmond in Southeast Portland, serving primarily a low-income population in a primary care medical home. The other half of her time is dedicated to policy work at Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission. She performs evidence reviews and translates these into coverage policy for Medicaid and other payers. 

Education, Degrees

B.A., Oberlin College, 2000
M.D. Harvard Medical School, 2005
M.P.H. Portland State University 2009

Lovejoy, Travis - MPH, PhD

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Affiliate Assistant Professor Office Portland VA, Building 6, Room 301 Phone: (503) 220-8262 x 57744

Travis Lovejoy is a clinical psychologist with specialized training in quantitative methodologies, health psychology, behavioral medicine, substance use disorders and health services research. Lovejoy’s research interests include the scientific development, testing, and implementation of theory-based clinical and health services interventions that improve individual and population health. Current lines of research examine novel treatment approaches for chronic pain in patients with co-occurring substance use disorders and HIV prevention in older adult populations. Lovejoy’s research approaches include large retrospective administrative database studies, clinical and health services efficacy and effectiveness trials. He also researches mixed methods approaches to study the implementation of evidence-based practices. Lovejoy is the lead of the Implementation Science Core in the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care at the VA Portland Health Care System. 

Education, Degrees

M.P.H., Ohio University, 2009
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2011

Awards and Honors
  • 2014: NIH/OBSSR Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials Fellow
  • 2013: NIH/VACO Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Fellow
  • 2012: NIH Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory Fellow
  • NIH/NIA, R01AG053081, 03/2016-02/2020, Reducing HIV risk behavior in depressed and non-depressed older adults with HIV, Role: Principal Investigator
  • VA HSR&D, IK2HX001516, 11/2014-10/2019, Chronic pain management in veterans with co-occurring substance use disorders, Role: Principal Investigator
  • VA SUD QUERI, QLP 59-048, 10/2014-09/2015, Guideline-concordant opioid discontinuation in Veterans with and without SUDs, Role: Principal Investigator


Melnick, Alan - MD, MPH

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Adjunct Associate Professor Preventive Medicine Residency Office OHSU – Emma Jones Hall Phone: (360) 397-8412

Alan Melnick is public health director/health officer for Clark County, Wash., and is an adjunct associate professor at OHSU in the departments of Family Medicine and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine. He has served as health officer for several other counties in Oregon and Washington, including Washington, Clackamas and Cowlitz counties and is former director of research for the OHSU Department of Family Medicine.

Melnick is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Washington State Medical Association and member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials. He is a former board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

He has authored two books, numerous other publications and recently published a third book with three coauthors, “Essentials of Public Health Ethics.”

Education, Degrees

B.A., New York University, 1973
M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 1977
M.P.H., University of Washington, 1994

  • Anonymous Foundation 2008-2014 Effectiveness of Home Based Distribution of Hormonal Contraception for Women at Risk for Unintended Pregnancy, Role: Principal Investigator
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2010-2011 Planning for Active Walkable Neighborhoods, Role: Principal Investigator
  • Northwest Health Foundation 2003-2005 Community-based Home Arthritis Management Program for Seniors (CHAMPS), Role:  Principal Investigator
  • National Institute of Child and Human Development2002-2005 R01 (HD042423-01) Effectiveness of Nurse Home Contraceptive Dispensing, Role:  Principal Investigator
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 2002 Opiate Medication Initiative for Rural Oregon Residents (O-MIROR), Role:  Medical Co-Director
  • Northwest Health Foundation  2002-2003 Clackamas Community Health Mapping Engine”, Role: Principal Investigator


  • Northwest Health Foundation (Melnick, PI)1998-1999 Clackamas Care Clinic, Role: Principal Investigator

Morris, Cynthia - MPH, PhD

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Professor Office OHSU – BICC 543

Cynthia Morris is the vice chair and professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology, professor of medicine, professor of public health and preventive medicine and assistant dean in the School of Medicine at OHSU. She is also the senior associate director of the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute at OHSU. She directs the education and career development program and co-directs the TL1 and the Master of Clinical Research degree. She also is responsible for the development and implementation of new science, including clinical trials, at the institute.

Morris is the OHSU principal investigator of the BUILD EXITO program at PSU, which works to increase diversity in the scientific research workforce.

Morris is respected for her expertise as a clinical epidemiologist with methodologic expertise in registries, networks, cohort studies and clinical trials. She also founded and maintains the Oregon Registry of Congenital Heart Defects.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Portland State University, 1977 and 1978
M.P.H., University of Washington, 1982
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1985

Awards and Honors
  • 2009, President, Association for Clinical Research Training
  • 2007, John Resko Award for Faculty Research and Mentoring
  • 2006, Excellence in Education award, OHSU
  • 2004, Mentor Award, Medical Research Foundation
  • 1K12 HL133115-01 (Newgard and Morris) 8/16/16 – 6/30/21
  • 4R01 HL105460-05 (Morris) 6/1/12 – 2/28/22
  • 5UL1 GM118964-03 (Crespo) 9/26/14 – 6/30/19
  • 1UG3OD023288-01 (McEvoy) 9/21/16-8/31/18
  • 3UL1 TR000128-10 (Ellison) 9/30/06-9/30/17
  • 3KL2 TR000152-10 (Ellison/Jacoby/Morris) 9/30/06-9/30/17


  • 3TL1 TR000129-10 (Ellison/Morris) 9/30/06-9/30/17

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