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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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Baker, Robin - MS, PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy; Primary Health Care & Health Disparities; Public Health Practice Office OHSU – CSB 614 Phone: (503) 494-3156
Biography

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.

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; Public Health Practice; 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

Notes
  • 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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Crusoe, Kristen - MSN, EdD

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Assistant Professor Primary Health Care & Health Disparities; Public Health Practice 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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Assistant Professor Health Systems & Policy Office OHSU – Mackenzie Hall 1166 Phone: (503) 494-9413
Biography

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.

He is also Director of OHSU Global in Southeast Asia which has partnered with Mahidol University and Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) in Thailand in order to help all institutions expand learning and research opportunities. As a result, Mahidol University and OHSU faculty are investigating innovative approaches to the prevention and treatment of HIV, TB and Dengue Fever, and MFU and OHSU faculty are researching the effect of a Thai whole grain rice on the microbiome, cognition and biometric outcomes among school children. These initiatives have afforded OHSU students and faculty access to new colleagues who work at the forefront in these fields as well as the sharing of clinical specimens and information fromrobust databases to further research efforts in Oregon. Thai researchers are benefiting from access to learning from innovators at OHSU and are receiving support with pursing grant opportunities. Now that seed funding for these researchers has been secured, grants are being pursued in order to make this research collaboration more robust and inclusive over time and SPH students are beginning to spend time working alongside OHSU faculty members on these projects.

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 - SD, MS

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Assistant Professor Public Health Practice Office OHSU – RJH1596 Phone: (503) 494-3132
Biography

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. Hurdato is an Assistant Professor in OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (OIOHS) unit. He is a social and behavioral scientist who examines social determinants of workers’ health. Hurtado 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

B.A., University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombia), 2005
B.A., University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombia), 2006
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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Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor Environmental Systems & Human Health; Primary Health Care & Health Disparities; Public Health Practice Office OHSU – CSB 652 Phone: (503) 346-3432
Biography

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). 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; Public Health Practice 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; Public Health Practice 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
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Region X Emerging MCH Professional Award, 2018
  • 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)
Notes
  • 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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Peterson, Jaime - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Public Health Practice
Biography

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. She is a former middle school teacher with a research focus on bridging the education and health systems to improve the health of low-income children. Her current research explores the role of pediatricians and child health systems in promoting school readiness for low-income, Latino children. Using survey techniques, qualitative methods and educational data she is exploring the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of clinic based school readiness interventions such as parent coaching in the clinic setting to address disparities in school readiness.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2018
M.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 2012

Awards and Honors
  • 2017 MedEd Portal, Editor’s Choice and Featured Resource Recognition
  • 2012-2015 Stanford Medical School Honor Roll for Teaching
  • 2012 UCSD Gold Humanism Honor Society Member
  • 2010 AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship Award

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Schwanke Khilji, Sara - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Public Health Practice
Biography

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 since 2017, serving as primary instructor for the online elective “Global Perspectives and Program Development” and as guest lecturer for other courses.

A native of Oregon, Dr. Schwanke Khilji’s interests in community health, research, and education have given her the opportunity to serve in a variety of international settings. She has worked largely in Asia, including in Thailand, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on Primary Care. Sara’s scholarly interests include women’s health, health policy, and the growing burden of non-communicable disease globally.

In addition to her contributions to SPH, Dr. Schwanke Khilji also has a faculty appointment in the OHSU School of Medicine. She is also actively involved in medical education at OHSU, and was previously responsible for developing and implementing the first clinical sub-internship program in Malaysia. When not working on the wards at the University hospital as a member of the Clinical Hospitalist Service, she is based in Bangkok, Thailand coordinating educational collaborations with OHSU Global’s partners in Southeast Asia.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Williams College, 2003
M.P.H., Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, 2007
M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, 2008

Notes
Publications
  • Cooker R, Khan MS, Schwanke Khilji SU, Watson S, Zaw Myo Tun, Yoong J. Emerging Disease Control Priorities in a Transitioning Health System: A Situational Assessment of Tuberculosis Control in Myanmar. Health Policy & Planning. (accepted).
  • Khan MS*, Schwanke Khilji SU*, Saw S, Coker RJ. Evidence to Inform Resource Allocation for Tuberculosis Control in Myanmar: a Systematic Review Based on the SYSRA Framework. 2017 Health Pol Plan 32(1):102-109. *joint first authors
  • Phua KH, Yap MT, Schwanke Khilji, S, Lee HP. Development of Public Health in Countries in Economic Transition: The Higher Middle-Income Countries.  In ‘Oxford Textbook of Public Health, 6th Edition.’ R Detels, M Gulliford, QA Karim, and CC Tan (2015) Oxford University Press.
  • Schwanke Khilji SU, Thorndike, A. Obesity. In ‘Pocket Primary Care’ Kiefer, MM; Chong, CR(2014) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Schwanke Khilji SU, Chong CR, Sykes D. Folate & Vitamin B12 Deficiency. In ‘Pocket Primary Care’ Kiefer, MM; Chong, CR(2014) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Schwanke Khilji SU, Simmons L. Breast Disease. In ‘Pocket Primary Care’ Kiefer, MM; Chong, CR(2014) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Totten, Annette - PhD

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Associate Professor Public Health Practice Office OHSU Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology Biomedical Information Communications Center (BICC) Phone: 503-494-2086
Biography

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 Assistant Professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) unit.

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Waddell, Elizabeth Needham - PhD, MA

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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 Primary Health Care & Health Disparities; Public Health Practice; Graduate Certificate in Public Health Office OHSU – CSB Phone: (503) 494-3732
Biography

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. 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.

She also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics within the School of Medicine at OHSU. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Dr. Waddell 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., University 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
Notes
  • Reducing Risk of Overdose after Release from Incarceration (ROAR) (PI: Waddell). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018-2021.
  • Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care (PI: Littenberg/Kessler). Patient Centered Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI), 03/01/16-02/28/20, 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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