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Elena Andresen MA, PhD

Professor

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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W. Kent Anger MA, PhD

Professor

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.…

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Robin Baker MS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Robin Baker is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health. Dr. Baker teaches courses in the Health Systems and Policy, Primary Health Care & Health Disparities, and Public Health Practice programs. Her research interests include evidence-based treatment for substance-use disorders, integration of behavioral health and primary care, care management for individuals with serious mental illness, and systemic and organizational factors that impact quality and access of services.

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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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Thomas Becker MA, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor

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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Elizabeth Benner MA

Academic & Career Advisor

Elizabeth Benner has spent her career in a variety of higher education institutions as an academic and career advisor, internship coordinator and instructor. Those experiences have given her opportunities to assist and learn from diverse student populations and collaborate with peers to develop and implement innovative instructional and advising strategies to fit the unique needs of individuals and groups.

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Michelle Berlin MPH, MD

Professor

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.…

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.…

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Leslie Bienen MFA, DVM

Professor

Leslie teaches primarily undergraduate courses at PSU, including Global Health and Consumer Health. She is the pilot program coordinator for PSU’s BUILD EXITO program, an undergraduate research training program that supports students on their pathway to becoming scientific researchers.

Her own research focuses on conservation medicine and on zoonotic (from nonhuman animals to humans) disease transmission.…

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Janne Boone-Heinonen MPH, PhD

Associate Professor & Program Director for MPH in Epidemiology

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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Katherine Borofka MPH

Adjunct Instructor

Katie Borofka is an adjunct Instructor at the School of Public Health. Her academic background has evolved from the macro studies of Peace and Conflict Studies at University of California, Berkeley and her work in the M.P.H. program at PSU to more micro and clinical studies in the Master of Social Work program at PSU. The bulk of her professional and academic work has focused on issues of human sexuality, from sexuality education, to domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention work, to providing advocacy services to queer youth to providing therapy, to students struggling with relationships and questions of sexuality and gender identity.…

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Katherine Bradley RN, PhD

Associate Professor

Katherine Bradley is an associate professor in the School of Public Health and is also a clinical associate professor in the OHSU School of Nursing, where she is faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the lead evaluator for the Interprofessional Care Access Network program. For the past several years, she served as the School of Public Health’s  interim associate dean for practice, working with the leadership team to prepare for accreditation, establishing the framework for community practice and workforce development and expanding the school’s portfolio of internships and field experiences.…

Nicole Browning MPH

Senior Instructor II

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David Buckley MD, MPH

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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Elizabeth Bull

Finance & Administration Manager

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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.

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Paula Carder MA, PhD

Professor

Paula Carder is a professor with the School of Public Health and a researcher with PSU Institute on Aging.

Her research focuses on socio-cultural aspects of housing and long-term care for older persons and adults with disabilities. Her research also explores the relationship between state regulatory requirements and daily practices associated with medication administration and staffing in assisted living and dementia care facilities.…

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Kathleen Carlson MS, PhD

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).…

Nancy Carney PhD

Emily Cartwright BA

Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean

Education, Degrees

BA, San Francisco State University, 2009

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Yiyi Chen MA, MS, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Yiyi Chen has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate level Biostatistics programs. Dr. Chen teaches two courses in the Biostatistics programs.

In addition to her commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Chen also has a research faculty appointment in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Medicine, Knight Cancer Institute (KCI), and the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). …

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Dongseok Choi PhD

Professor

Dongseok Choi is a data scientist who led the creation of two new biostatistics graduate programs that are now part of the School of Public Health – the Master of Science in Biostatistics and the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics. He served as the co-director of both programs from 2010 to 2015.

His current research interests are developing semi-supervised learning and “bump hunting” algorithms for big data, statistical methods for next generation sequencing data, and hierarchical generalized mixed-effects models by h-likelihood.…

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Carrie Cohen MA, MS

Instructor

Carrie Cohen is an instructor with both the School of Public Health and the PSU University Studies departments, where she teaches classes primarily focused on birth and breastfeeding. She also assists with administering and coordinating the lactation practicum courses for students pursuing the International Board Certification for Lactation Consultants.

Carrie has a background teaching secondary science education before transitioning into women’s health and her work with PSU. …

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Cara Cooper

Administrative Coordinator

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Gloria Coronado PhD

Professor

Dr. Gloria Coronado has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Coronado’s work includes collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members, and mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP.

An experienced epidemiologist, Professor Coronado champions affordable, long-term solutions to health disparities issues. …

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Carlos Crespo DrPH

Professor

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Kristen Crusoe MSN, EdD

Assistant Professor

Kristen Crusoe’s interest lays in exploring and developing frameworks for leadership and management that bring a holistic rather than reductionist perspective to systems. She has experience in both acute and community based care systems. She has practiced in a variety of leadership positions in healthcare and academia, including nurse manager, clinical director, sexual assault nurse examiner, dean and consultant.…

Blair Darney PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Darney has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Darney’s work includes collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, may serve as preceptor, and participate in the School at large.…

Alyssa Dart EdM

Academic & Career Advisor

Alyssa Dart is an undergraduate academic and career advisor for the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Previously, she was a student advisor in the PSU College of Urban & Public Affairs, working with undergraduate students in the criminology and criminal justice and political science programs.

Dart has also worked for the dean’s office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Willamette University and as an academic coordinator for Psychology and Anthropology departments at Washington State University in Vancouver.…

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Melinda Davis MA, PhD

Assistant Professor

Melinda Davis is the director of community engaged research for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network, research assistant professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and assistant professor in the School of Public Health.

Davis, who was raised in the Columbia River Gorge, currently co-leads the Community Health Advocacy and Research Alliance, a community-academic collaboration based in the Gorge with a mission to “identify, develop, and conduct health research to answer questions that matter here.” She has over 10 years of experience working with patient, community and health system partners to identify and address health disparities in rural and underserved settings.…

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Justin Denny MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Justin Denny has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs. He has also co-taught at least one course in the Public Health Practice programs. In this role, Dr. Denny’s work includes mentoring SPH students and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.…

Jennifer DeVoe MD, DPhil

Professor

Dr. DeVoe holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor DeVoe’s work includes collaborating other SPH primary faculty members for research and mentoring or advising SPH students.

Professor DeVoe is the Chair of the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine where her primary faculty appointment resides, and is Chief Research Officer at OCHIN.…

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Nathan Dieckmann PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Nathan Dieckmann has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students, teaching statistics courses, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Dieckmann is an Associate Professor and Director of the Statistics Core in the OHSU School of Nursing.…

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Alexis Dinno MPH, MEM, ScD

Associate Professor, Program Director for PhD Community Health

Alexis Dinno is an associate professor of Community Health at the School of Public Health, and the program director for the PhD Community Health program. She teaches graduate courses in epidemiology, social epidemiology, environmental health and biostatistics, among others. Her broad areas of interest include social epidemiology, social ecology and quantitative modeling.

Dinno’s doctoral dissertation research unpacked relationships between urban residential property abandonment and elderly experiences of depression in New Haven, Conn., using both multilevel modeling techniques and loop analyses of causal feedback.…

Jae M. Downing PhD

Assistant Professor

Jae Downing joins the School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in January 2019 from the University of South Carolina. Their research interests focus on social and economic stressors on health and birth outcomes; health inequalities; and sexual and gender minority health.

Professor Downing’s work explores how policies and social safety nets shape access to and quality of healthcare for GSM and other minority populations.…

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Richard Dozal-Lockwood PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Rachel Dresbeck PhD

Assistant Professor

Professor Dresbeck has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Health Management & Policy, and Health Systems & Policy graduate programs.

In addition to this contribution to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), she works in the OHSU Provost Office.

 

 

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Oliver Droppers PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Wendi Drummond MPH, DO

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.…

Brianna Duncan

Pre-award Grant Manager

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Cara Eckhardt MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Cara L. Eckhardt is an associate professor in the School of Public Health. Eckhardt  teaches the doctoral seminar in the Community Health Ph.D. program as well as two undergraduate courses – Introduction to Epidemiology and Global Health.

Eckhardt’s research focus is the prevention of childhood obesity. Her research has included projects investigating the impact of maternal nutrition during pregnancy on childhood obesity risk, elucidating how maternal nutrition during pregnancy might affect infant growth patterns and subsequent obesity risk, linking infant feeding practices to infant growth patterns, improving early screening methods for identifying children at risk for obesity and evaluating interventions to improve the diets of young children.…

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

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Eric Einspruch MSEd, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Eric Einspruch is an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health. He is the principal and founder of ELE Consulting, LLC. He started the firm after nearly 30 years leading, managing and conducting research and evaluation studies to inform policy development and program improvement. These studies included independent evaluations of educational and social service programs in substance abuse prevention, student support services, services to homeless persons with co-occurring disorders and emergency preparedness.…

Teresa Everson MPH, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Teresa Everson holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Jason Faler MHA, MSJ

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jason Faler has been an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public Health since 2007. He currently teaches Health Care Law and Regulation and Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations.

Faler has worked with several healthcare delivery systems, including Atlantic Health, Salem Health and Providence Health & Services in Portland, where he currently is the director of business development.…

Emily Ford MLS

PSU Librarian

Stephen Fortmann MD

Professor

Dr. Fortmann has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a 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.…

B. Alex Foster MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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.

Dr. Foster’s primary faculty appointment is in the OSHU School of Medicine; Dermatology Department. …

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Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu PhD

Professor & Program Director for MPH in Biostatistics

Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu is the director of the biostatistics education program and a professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health. She’s also a professor in the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU. She advises School of Public Health biostatistics students in the M.S., M.P.H. and Graduate Certificate programs.

Fu collaborates extensively with OHSU investigators and has published often.…

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Sherril Gelmon MHSc, DrPH

Professor & Program Director for PhD in Health Systems and Policy

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.…

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Brian Gibbs MPA, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Brian Gibbs has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate level Community Health programs.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. 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.…

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

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Bruce Goldberg MD

Professor

Dr. Goldberg holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Goldberg’s work includes teaching and serving on dissertation committees.

Dr. Goldberg’s work at OHSU is also in the Center for Health System Effectiveness.…

Kelly Gonzales PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Kelly Gonzales studies health disparities, particularly those related to diabetes among American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) populations. She also researches the influence of discrimination within the context of healthcare settings.
Education, Degrees
B.S., Oregon State University
M.P.H., Oregon State University
Ph.D., Oregon State University
Awards and Honors

  • 2019, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Faculty Award for Excellence in Service
  • 2014, PSU Excellence in Teaching and Sustainability Faculty Award

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Julia Goodman MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

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.…

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Peter Graven PhD

Assistant Professor

As Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Graven teaches Health Economics,
advises students, and participates in other school committees and functions. Dr. Graven’s
primary position is as trained health economist working in advanced analytics and data science
at OHSU.

As Data Scientist, Dr. Graven builds and deploys predictive and forecasting models and conducts
advanced analytics to support quality improvement operations at the OHSU hospital and system.…

Ashley Groves

Fiscal Coordinator

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Leslie Hammer PhD

Professor

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®.…

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Debra Harris PhD, MST

Senior Instructor II

Debra Harris is a senior instructor II in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Her areas of specialization are health education instructional strategies and techniques, child/youth health promotion program planning, school health, school physical education, youth/obesity, death/dying, and emotional abuse in the workplace. She also is an adjunct instructor in PSU’s Graduate School of Education, supervising teacher candidates in the area school health and physical education, and teaching the health and physical education methods courses. …

Katherine Hayden-Lewis

Senior Research Associate II

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Katrina Hedberg MD, MPH

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 PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor

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.…

Dr. 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.…

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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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Willi Horner-Johnson PhD, MA

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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David Hurtado SD, MS

Assistant Professor

Dr. David Hurtado has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the online Public Health Practice programs. In this role he teaches courses, mentors students, collaborates on research with primary faculty, and is actively engaged in committee work.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.

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Betty Izumi PhD, MPH, RD

Associate Professor & Program Director for MPH Health Promotion

Betty Izumi is a registered dietitian and associate professor in the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of nutrition, sustainability and health equity. She uses a community-based participatory research approach to explore the question: Can diet quality and health be improved among underserved individuals in such a way that promotes vibrant and resilient local food systems?…

Kenneth James PhD

Professor Emeritus

Dr. James has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Biostatistics programs. Prior to retirement in 2008, he used to teach Clinical Trials Methods and Management in the spring from 1993 to 2002.

Dr. James joined the OHSU School of Medicine’s former Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine as an Associate Professor in July of 1993.…

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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).

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Deborah Kaufman MA

Senior Instructor

Debbie sees her role in our undergraduate program as challenging students to critically examine the status quo and create innovative solutions to public health problems. She has been teaching Drug Education and related courses for over a decade, and developed and teaches Marketing Public Health, which is based on her work in public health advocacy prior to coming to academia.…

Hyunjee Kim PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Kim has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Kim’s work includes guest lecturing and teaching courses, mentoring and supervising SPH students, graduate research assistant or student work opportunities, offer consultations on specific topics of expertise, collaborate on research with SPH primary faculty and/or students, serve on a dissertation committee, and maintain involvement in selected SPH committees.…

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Valerie King MPH, MD

Professor

Dr. Valerie King has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role her work includes mentoring students and participating on dissertation committees.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Safina Koreishi MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Koreishi has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Koreishi’s work includes mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP and teaching classes.

Dr. Koreishi also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in OHSU Family Medicine.…

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Todd Korthuis MD, MPH

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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Yves Labisierre PhD

Associate Professor

 

Yves Labissiere is a social psychologist who works to understand how race, identity, language, difference, power and privilege play a role in education and health systems. His aim is to develop strategies that heal and empower individuals and transform systems.

He has studied the health effects of gentrification and residential displacement on black men in Portland, and has worked on curriculum for Portland State University’s EXITO program, which works to build infrastructure to support underrepresented students interested in the health sciences.…

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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.…

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Jodi Lapidus PhD

Professor & Director of Biostatistics Education

Education, Degrees
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1998
Publications

  • 2 R24 MD002763-06 (Lapidus) 05/28/2008 – 01/31/2017.
    Native Children Always Ride Safe (CARS) Study. Role: Principal Investigator
  • 8 UL1 TR00128 07 (Ellison) 07/01/2011 – 06/30/2017.
    Oregon Clinical and Translational Science Institute (OCTRI).
    Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). Role: Core Program Director
  • 4UH3 TR000903-03 (Saugstad) 08/01/2013 – 07/31/2017.

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Bernard Lau

Adjunct Lecturer

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Alissa Leavitt MPH

Adjunct Instructor

Alissa Leavitt, an adjunct instructor at the School of Public Health, has been a full-time faculty member in Health Studies at Portland Community College since 2011. Her responsibilities include program planning at the Rock Creek campus.

Alissa became a certified health education specialist in 2008 and master certified health education specialist in 2014. Her interests include community-based learning, food systems, nutrition, consumer health issues, and community and public health.…

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Paul Lewis MD, MPH

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.…

Amber Lin MS

Instructor

Amber Lin is a staff biostatistician with OHSU’s Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine and an instructor with the School of Public Health. She is a graduate of OHSU’s Masters of Biostatistics program. Lin also supports the NIH K12 Oregon Emergency Care Research Multidisciplinary Training Program by assisting scholars with study design and data analysis on their journey to becoming independently funded investigators.…

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Sunny Lin PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

Sunny Lin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health whose research centers around the role of health information technology (IT) in facilitating care coordination.

Her research explores the impact of IT in the context of payment reform, patient-centered innovations, and referral networks on patient experience, quality, and cost of care.

B.S., Northwestern University, 2009
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2019

Allison Lindauer PhD

Assistant Professor

Professor Lindauer has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Lindauer’s work includes collaborating other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serve as preceptor, and participates in the School at large.…

Stephan Lindner PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Lindner has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Lindner’s work includes collaborating with other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serving as preceptor, and participating in the School at large.…

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Catherine Livingston MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM

Associate Professor

Dr. Cat Livingston has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching courses and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Cat Livingston is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Family Medicine and she divides her time between clinical, teaching, and policy work.…

Kusuma Madamala MPH, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dr. Kasuma Madamala has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes mentoring students.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Miguel Marino MS, AM, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Miguel Marino has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students and serving on the biostatistics comprehensive exam committee and the Community Engagement Committee.

In addition to his contributions to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Lisa Marriott PhD

Associate Professor

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.…

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Lynn Marshall ScD

Associate 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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Alison Martin MA, PhD

Assistant Professor

Alison J. Martin is the assessment and evaluation coordinator for the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs, the state’s Title V block grant agency for children and youth with special health care needs. She is also an evaluation consultant to OHSU’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

She was a senior social science analyst in the U.S.…

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John McConnell MA, MS, PhD

Professor

Dr. John McConnell has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy 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. …

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Jessina McGregor PhD

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.…

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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Shannon McWeeney PhD

Professor

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Alan Melnick MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Dr. Alan Melnick has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy 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), Melnick is Public Health Director/Health Officer for Clark County, WA, and Adjunct Assoc.…

Ryan Melton PhD

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Jane Mercer MST

Senior Instructor II & Academic Advisor

Jane Mercer has been with the School of Public Health and, before that, with the PSU School of Community Health for more than 30 years.

Her early years at PSU began with teaching Health and Fitness courses. This evolved to include departmental academic advising and finally, becoming internship coordinator. Currently, she teaches Health Promotion Disease Prevention, advises School of Public Health undergraduate students, co-directs student interns and co-chairs the Deadline Appeals Board as well as serving on many additional committees across campus.…

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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.…

Willliam Messer MD, PhD

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.…

Marshall Meyer MST

Instructor

Marshall Meyer has over 30 years experience teaching health education.  He was a full time instructor at Portland Community College for 13 years and also taught classes at PSU and Mt. Hood Community College. Prior to teaching at PCC, Meyer was a program manager at the American Red Cross.

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Randy Miller MST

Senior Instructor II

Randy Miller’s primary interest is in human movement studies, working to understand, improve and enhance methodologies related to exercise prescription and safe, effective program design strategies used to reduce injuries and improve performance in active individuals. He served as the director of the Physical Education program at PSU for almost two decades, where he supervised the Physical Activity courses and instructors.…

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Jessica Minnier AM, PhD

Associate Professor

Jessica Minnier is an assistant professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and is also affiliated with the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and the Knight Cancer Institute’s Biostatistics Shared Resource.

Minnier maintains a comprehensive statistical research program focusing on the development and evaluation of risk prediction models as well as the analysis of high dimensional data.…

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Holly Moraes BS

Executive Assistant to the Dean

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

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Motomi Mori MS, PhD, MBA

Professor

Motomi “Tomi” Mori is a professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health, a professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology and director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute.

She has published over 130 articles and has 27 years of experience in cancer research.…

Ifeoma Muoto MS, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dr. Ifeoma Muoto holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. …

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Joseph Needoba PhD

Associate Professor

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.…

Tam Nguyen

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Thuan Nguyen MS, PhD

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.…

Meike Niederhausen PhD

Assistant Professor

Meike Niederhausen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health in the Biostatistics programs. Dr. Niederhausen teaches BSTA 550, “Introduction to Probability” to graduate level students and has an extensive background as a biostatistician in the School and beyond. For over ten years, she has been committed to teaching, research, and service by supporting research with study design, grant preparation, data management, statistical analyses, and manuscript review/preparation.…

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Seth O’Neal MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Seth O’Neal is an Assistant 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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Ryan Olson MA, PhD

Professor

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.…

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Doris Onnis RN, BSN, IBCLC

Adjunct Instructor

Doris Onnis is a clinical instructor in the School of Public Health’s Lactation Education Program.

Maternal-child health has been the focus of Onnis’ career. She has worked as a registered nurse for more than 35 years, working in neonatal intensive care, postpartum care and community health, and helped to develop an outpatient postpartum and lactation program for Providence St.…

Michelle Owens B.S.

Brian Park MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Brian Park holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, his work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr.…

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Byung Park MS, PhD

Associate Professor

Byung Park is an associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and associate director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute. His research as a collaborative Biostatistician has concentrated on design of clinical trials and statistical analysis methodologies on the fields of immunology including vaccine development and immunesenescence. He serves as a member of OHSU faculty senate representing the School of Public Health.…

Jaime Peterson MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jaime Peterson has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Practice programs. In this role, Professor Peterson’s work includes teaching Public Health Practice classes, collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty, and mentoring or supervising PHP students.

Dr. Peterson will be joining the OHSU School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in December 2018.…

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Tawnya Peterson PhD

Assistant Professor, Program Director of Environmental Systems & Human Health

Education, Degrees
B.Sc., Mount Allison University, 1997
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2005
Awards and Honors
2017, OHSU Faculty Senate Teaching Award

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Ryan Petteway MPH, DrPH

Assistant Professor

Ryan Petteway is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health. He conducts participatory research at the nexus of public health, public housing, and “placemaking,” making use of information and communication technologies to democratize and enhance research and practice processes.

Petteway’s current work examines place, health, and embodiment among public housing residents — with the aim of facilitating permanent mechanisms for including the voice of residents within local placemaking decisions and processes.…

Donald Pierce

Professor Emeritus

Donald Pierce has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Emeritus Professor in the Biostatistics programs.

Ashley Pine MPH

Data Analyst

Rachel Pricer

Administrative Assistant

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Ana Quiñones PhD, MS

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.…

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Dawn Richardson MPH, DrPH

Associate Dean for Social Justice and 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.…

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Jill Rissi MPA, PhD

Associate Professor and Program Director, MPH Health Management and Policy

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

Tamara Sale M.A.

Lucy Savitz PhD, MBA

Affiliated Professor

Dr. Savitz has a primary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliated Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Savitz’s work includes collaborating other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serve as preceptor, and participates in the School at large.…

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Sara Schwanke Khilji MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sara Schwanke Khilji has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) as an Assistant Professor in the online Public Health Practice programs. In this role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty. She has taught graduate level courses for the School of Public Health since 2017, serving as primary instructor for the online elective “Global Perspectives and Program Development” and as guest lecturer for other courses.…

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Eli Schwarz DDS, MPH, PhD

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 MPH, PhD

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 PhD, MSc

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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Steven Shea

Professor

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Jonathan Snowden PhD

Associate Professor

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.…

Beth Sorensen

Communications, Marketing, and Outreach Coordinator

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Priya Srikanth MPH

Instructor

Priya Srikanth has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Instructor in the Biostatistics programs. In her faculty role, she also mentors students.

Srikanth is also a senior biostatistician with our Biostatistics & Design Program (BDP). She has training and expertise in teaching and conducting statistical analyses based on goals provided by the primary investigator.…

Kenneth Still MS, PhD, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor & Lecturer

Kenneth R. Still is an adjunct assistant professor for environmental health at PSU and an adjunct assistant professor for the School of Public Health.

Still’s research, detailed in more than 250 published articles, addresses multiple areas of industrial hygiene and toxicology. His primary research interests include human health risk assessment, exposure assessment, and occupational exposure guideline development.…

Luke Strnad MD

Assistant Professor

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 MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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 MPH, MD

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.…

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Christina Sun MS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Christina J. Sun is an assistant professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

Her research seeks to improve the lives of communities disproportionately affected by HIV and sexual and reproductive health disparities, including Latino, black, and LGBTQ communities.

Sun’s recent work includes developing and testing behavior change interventions and examining the dissemination and implementation of effective behavioral and biomedical interventions.…

Jonathan Todd PhD

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

Annette Totten PhD, MPA

Associate Professor

Dr. Annette Totten has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate level Public Health Practice online programs.

In addition to her commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Totten is an Associate Professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE).…

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Jamie Townsend BS

Post-Award Grant Manager

Education, Degrees

BS Accounting, Portland State University, 2014

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Paul Tratnyek PhD

Professor

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.…

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Jennifer Vines

Affiliate Assistant Professor

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Elizabeth Needham Waddell PhD, MA

Assistant Professor and Program Director for MPH in Primary Health Care & Health Disparities, MPH in Public Health Practice, and Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs

Dr. Elizabeth Needham Waddell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Director of the online M.P.H. in Primary Health Care & Health Disparities, the M.P.H. in Public Health Practice, and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs.

Dr. Waddell’s research explores the intersection between social determinants of health, access to medical care and community-engaged development of health policy.…

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Neal Wallace MPP, PhD

Professor

Neal T. Wallace is a professor of Health Systems Management and Policy in the School of Public Health. 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.…

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Claire Wheeler MD, PhD

Senior Instructor II

Claire Wheeler teaches several courses for undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Public Health, including the core course, Principles of Health Behavior.

In 2001, Wheeler completed a year-long associate fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Since then, her writing, speaking and scholarly work has been centered on the science and practice of mind-body medicine/psychoneuroimmunology as it informs healthcare at the clinical and community levels.…

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Dixie Whetsell MS, IBCLC

Adjunct Faculty

Dixie Whetsell is an adjunct faculty member who began teaching lactation education courses in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in January 2016.  She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has almost three decades of experience as a lactation educator and consultant.

After earning her M.S. in Community Health, Whetsell became a health educator for a county health department.…

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Diana White PhD

Senior Research Associate II

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Noelle Wiggins MS, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Noelle Wiggins is an adjunct assistant professor of Community Health at PSU, where she teaches Community Organizing for Health, conducts reading and conference courses with master’s and doctoral level students, and mentors Master of Public Health field experience students. Wiggins is also founder and director of the Community Capacitation Center at the Multnomah County Health Department.…

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Liana Winett DrPH, MPH, MCHES

Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Community Engagement and Associate Professor

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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Kevin Winthrop MD, MPH

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.…

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Brad Wipfli PhD

Assistant Professor

Brad Wipfli’s research concentrates on health promotion and health behavior change. He is interested in identifying effective behavioral and environmental change strategies that impact physical and mental health. He also investigates the ways in which changes in health behaviors impact physiological processes and clinical indicators of illness and disease.

Wipfli won the 2009 Dissertation of the Year award from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education for his work discovering that post-exercise improvements in depressive symptoms are mediated by reductions in serum serotonin.…

Jennifer Wisdom

Affiliate Faculty

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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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Jessica Wyse PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Wyse has a primary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs. In this role, Professor Wyse’s work includes collaborating with other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serving as preceptor, and participating in the School at large.…

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David Yanez MS, PhD

Professor

David Yanez has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role Professor Yanez collaborates on research with SPH faculty.

In addition to his contributions to the SPH, Dr. Yanez is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale’s School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health.…

Jennifer Young MPH

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.…

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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.…

Laura Zeigen MLIS, MPH

OHSU Librarian

Dr. Laura Zeigen, MLIS, MPH, has a volunteer secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) in Health Management & Policy (HMP) and Health Systems & Policy (HSP) programs. In this role her work includes co-teaching EPI 540/640, guest lecturing in SPH courses, participating as a judge to SPH student posters and presentations, and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.…

Jane Zhu MD, MPP, MSc

Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhu has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Zhu’s work includes collaborating on research with SPH primary faculty members, mentoring and supervising students, and participates in the School at large.…