Our Faculty

More than 150 faculty members work within the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. They have a wide range of expertise, from monitoring and assessing health risks and opportunities in populations, to helping build health-supporting social environments through policy, advocacy, and programs. They are educators, advisors, researchers, practitioners and community leaders. They come from backgrounds in quantitative, behavioral, environmental and social sciences, policy and government, exercise and health sciences and anthropology, among many other areas. They all work in collaboration with each other and with community partners, and are especially focused on the training and education of future leaders and practitioners in the public health fields.

 

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Baker, Robin - MS, PhD

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Adjunct Instructor & Research Associate Health Management & Policy; Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OHSU – CSB 614 Phone: (503) 494-3156
Biography

Robin Baker is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health’s Health Systems and Policy program and is a research associate and adjunct instructor at the School of Public Health. 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.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Portland State University, 2006
M.S., Portland State University, 2009
Ph.D., Portland State University, 2017

Bradley, Katherine - RN, PhD

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Associate Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities, Graduate Certificate in Public Health, Office OSHU – SON 584 Phone: (503) 494-1137
Biography

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.

Before joining OHSU in 2012, she was an administrator for the Oregon Public Health Division, responsible for the State Maternal and Child Health programs. She helped to strengthen partnerships with community groups and local public health agencies and increased federal grants funds, helping to expand programs and provide greater access to public health services for low-income families.

Education, Degrees

B.S.N., Seattle University, 1976
M.N., Nursing Administration, University of Washington, 1981
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Kansas, 2000

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  • Program Director (2010-2016) State Maternal Child Health Block Grant (Title V). HRSA.
  • Principal Investigator (2011 – 2013) Oregon Wise Woman Program. CDC
  • Principle Investigator (2011-2012) Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening. CDC
    Principal Investigator (2010-2015) ACA Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting
  • Administrator (2010 – 2015) Personal Responsibility Education Program (Teen Pregnancy)
  • Program Director (2011 – 2014) Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health
  • Evaluation Manager (2013-2015). The Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN). OHSU

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Cronn, Leah - JD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OHSU – 1166 MacKenzie Hall Phone: (503) 307-3753
Biography

Leah Cronn is associate director of OHSU Global, SE Asia. During the last 20 years, Cronn has been involved in numerous large scale international and philanthropic business development efforts. Before joining OHSU, Cronn designed and implemented health care programs and on-site medical clinics for large companies and worked with a spin-out of the Soros Foundation on Global Health Equity programming, addressing the intersection of law and public health internationally. She also launched a non-profit organization, Marathon Scholars, which has raised millions of dollars for low income children to attend college, She sits on the Board of Directors for The Schlesinger Family Foundation and teaches Access to Education at PSU.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Michigan, 1994
J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, 1997

Crusoe, Kristen - MSN, EdD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Phone: (541) 297-2155
Biography

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. She currently teaches in the OHSU School of Nursing’s Health Systems Organizational Leadership Program along with the School of Public Health.

Crusoe has extensive organizational leadership experience at all levels of organizational functioning, specializing in group dynamics and “complexity science” applications to organizational settings. With a clinical background in psychiatric and mental health nursing, her experience working with individuals and groups translates into principles that apply in organizational settings, especially in managing conflict and building positive group and team interactions.

Education, Degrees

B.A., International Affairs & Asian Studies, Florida State University, 1970
A.S., Nursing, Tallahassee Community College, 1985
Master’s, Nursing, OHSU 2001
Ed.D., Oregon State University, 2010

Awards and Honors

2009, Oregon Psychiatric Association Access Award

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Denny, Justin - MD, MPH

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

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

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Hurtado, David - MS, SD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OHSU – RJH1596 Phone: (503) 494-3132
Biography

David Hurtado is a social and behavioral scientist who examines social determinants of workers’ health. He researches modifiable occupational factors – including schedules, peer support and labor policies – that are linked with work-related illnesses such as depression, musculoskeletal disorders and non-communicable diseases. Most of Hurtado’s studies have been based on high-risk industries, especially in patient care. As a faculty member of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center – a Center of Excellence for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health – he designs and evaluates workplace interventions aimed at promoting and protecting occupational health and safety, following the Total Worker Health™ framework.

Education, Degrees

M.S., Harvard University, 2010
S.D., Harvard University, 2013

Awards and Honors
  • 2013, undergraduate teaching distinction, Harvard University
  • 2010, Cabot International Scholar, Harvard University
  • 2010, Presidential Scholarship, Harvard University

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Johnson, Richard - MS, PhD

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Professor & Program Director for MPH in Environmental Systems and Human Health Office OHSU – CSB 652 Home Phone: (503) 346-3432
Biography

Dr. Richard Johnson is a Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland Oregon. Dr. Johnson is also the Director of the Environmental Systems and Human Health Program in the SPH. 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). Dr. Johnson has been a faculty member at OHSU since 1985. He teaches in the areas of public health relating to climate change, drinking water availability, chemical and transport and fate in the environment and restoration of sites contaminated by industrial and other sources. His research interests involve forecasting of water quality in rivers to protect drinking water sources, development of diagnostic tool for groundwater restoration, and vulnerability of groundwater sources of drinking water.

Faculty Spotlight

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Washington, 1973
M.S., Oregon Graduate Institute, 1981
Ph.D., Oregon Graduate Institute, 1985

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Marshall, Lynn - ScD

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Associate Professor & Program Director for PhD in Epidemiology Epidemiology; Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OHSU – SJH 2211 Phone: (503) 494-3990
Biography
Education, Degrees

B.S., Cornell University, 1985
Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health, 1996

Martin, Alison - MA, PhD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OHSU – CDRC Suite 2135 Phone: (503) 494-5435
Biography

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. Government Accountability Office’s Applied Research and Methods team, a research analyst with the Oregon Health Authority’s Maternal and Child Health section, and a senior research associate at RMC Research Corporation. She currently collaborates with nonprofit organizations, providing program evaluation and evaluation capacity building consultation.

Her interests have focused on program evaluation and applied research design and methods, typically of community-based interventions that promote youth wellbeing. Currently, she works on projects that assess the needs of, and promote care coordination for, Oregon children with special health care needs.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Michigan State University, 1994
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2003

Awards and Honors
  • U.S. General Accounting Office Applied Research and Methods Team Above and Beyond Incentive Award, 2006
  • U.S. General Accounting Office Defense Capabilities and Management Team Above and Beyond Incentive Award, 2006
  • U.S. General Accounting Office Financial Markets and Community Investment Team Above and Beyond Incentive Award, 2005, 2006
  • U.S. General Accounting Office Information Technology Team Incentive Award, 2003
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society of Psychology (1995-Present)
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  • US Dept of Health & Human Services, Health Research & Services Administration, Sept 1, 2014 – Aug 31, 2017, Enhancing the System of Services for Oregon’s Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Role: Principal Investigator (2016-2017), Program Evaluator (2014-2017)
  • Multnomah county SUN Service System, June 2016, Multicultural Feedback on Multnomah County SUN School Food Pantries, Role: Data Analysis Consultant
  • Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, December 2014-January 2015, Program Evaluation Consultation for Oregon SATF, Role: Program Evaluation Technical Assistance Consultant
  • Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, December 2013-April 2014, Program Evaluation Technical Assistance for Oregon CDC Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Grantees, Role: Program Evaluation Technical Assistance Consultant
  • US Dept of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration via Manila Consulting, December 2005-November 2012, National Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Federal Initiative, Role: Associate Director, RMC Research Corp. Subcontract

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Srikanth, Priya - MPH

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Instructor Health Promotion, Environmental Systems & Human Health, Health Management & Policy, Primary Health Care & Health Disparities
Biography

Priya Srikanth a staff biostatistician with OHSU’s Biostatistics & Design Program and an instructor with the School of Public Health. Srikanth has training and expertise in teaching and conducting statistical analysis based on goals provided by the primary investigator. Her background in biostatistics has been strengthened with ongoing advanced biostatistical training.  As an instructor of basic introductory biostatistics, she strives to convey methods of summarizing data through graphical displays and numerical measures.

Education, Degrees

B.B.A., Marshall University, 1999
M.P.H., in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, OHSU, 2009

Notes
  • BDP Dean’s Innovation Funding for catalyzing genetic assocation in Aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity.  Role: Biostatistician
  • R03 1R03AG03985-01 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and diseases of aging: A secondary analysis of NHANES III data.  09/2010 – 06/2013.  Role: Biostatistician
  • K01 AR062655 Mineralization Gene Variants: Biochemical Implications and Associations with BMD. Role: Biostatistician

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Waddell, Elizabeth - MA, PhD

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Assistant Professor and Program Director for MPH in Primary Health Care & Health Disparities and Graduate Certificate in Public Health Office OHSU – GH 254 Phone: (503) 494-3732
Biography

Elizabeth Needham Waddell is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and directs the online M.P.H. in Primary Health Care & Health Disparities and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs.

Waddell’s research explores the intersection between social determinants of health, access to medical care and community-engaged development of health policy. Her portfolio includes projects aimed at understanding barriers and facilitators to implementation of innovative policies and standards into patient care, including medical home and integrated primary care and behavioral health.

Prior to joining the School of Public Health, she served as director of Health Disparities Research at the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network at OHSU, and as a research scientist and unit director at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Unviersity of Pennsylvania, 1995
M.A., Columbia University, 1998
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2003

Awards and Honors
  • 2016, Finalist, OHSU Faculty Senate Award
  • 2004-2009, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Fellowship, Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • 2001-2003, Graduate Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
  • 1995, Urban Studies Award for Commitment to Social Justice in the City, University of Pennsylvania
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  • Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care (PI: Littenberg/Kessler). Patient Centered Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI), 03/01/16-02/28/2, Role: Cluster Site PI.
  • Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (PI: Sorenson/McCarty), National Institute on Drug Abuse, 09/01/15-08/01/20, Role: Co-I.
  • Behavioral Health Home Learning Collaborative (PI: Waddell). Oregon Health Authority, 06/01/14-12/31/16.
  • Sociomedical Analysis of Chronic Disease and Tobacco Control Initiatives (PI: Thihalolipavan). New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, 03/01/15-06/30/18, Role: Co-Investigator.
  • Eastern Oregon Care Coordination Project (PI: Wadell). Moda Health/Oregon Employee Benefits Board, 03/01/15-06/30/16, Role: PI.
  • Transforming Outcomes for Patients through Medical home Evaluation & Redesign (PI: Dorr). The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, 06/01/14-11/30/15, Role: CSU.

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  • Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Regional Learning Communities Practice Support (PI: Medcalf/Dorr). TMF Health Quality Institute, 06/01/14-06/30/15, Role: Faculty.
  • Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Basics Learning Collaborative (PI: Waddell). Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, 09/01/14-06/01/15.
  • Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Project (PI: Davis and Miller). PacificSource Community Solutions, 06/01/14-05/31/15, Role: Study Director.

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