Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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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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Bangsberg, David - MSc, MD, MPH, MS

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Founding Dean Dean’s Office Office OHSU – GH 227 Phone: 503-407-9896
Biography

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.

After completing a masters degree in Philosophy of Science from King’s College London and medical school at Johns Hopkins, his research and advocacy focused on mitigating the harms caused by poverty, mental illness, substance use and HIV. He completed his medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in north Harlem to care for patients afflicted by urban povery, violence and HIV. Upon moving to the University of California, San Francisco and completing fellowships in infectious disease and AIDS prevention as well as Master’s Degrees in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, he became the leading expert in HIV and homelessness. Dr. Bangsberg’s research discovered successful strategies for treating HIV infected homeless people which neutralized concerns that that they should not be treated with antiretroviral therapy out of fear that incomplete medication adherence would create new strains of drug resistant HIV.

Based on the inspiration of a student, he then turned to sub-Saharan Africa to find that the poorest HIV-infected people in the world had some of the highest levels of HIV treatment adherence. His work was described by President Bill Clinton as the “nail in the coffin” on the debate as to whether HIV-infected people in sub-Saharan Africa would adhere to antiretroviral medications and neutralized the major criticism to providing multinational funding for global HIV treatment. As Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health, he brought together the expertise of Harvard and MIT to improve physical, mental, social and economic health to the poorest regions of the world in several signature areas, including: HIV care, disaster response, cancer care, and medical technology innovation. He received the Clifford Barger Mentoring Award, given annually to 5 of the 12,000 Harvard Medical School Faculty. He has raised over $70 million dollars to advance public health, was the second highest NIH HIV/AIDS RO-1 funded investigator worldwide in 2008, and has helped over 25 junior investigators secure NIH funding. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians and has published over 390 manuscripts generating over 29,000 citations and an h-index of 86.

Education, Degrees

BS, University of Rochester, 1985
M.Sc, Kings College, University of London, 1986
MD, Johns Hopkins University, 1990
MPH, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
MS, Harvard Medical School, 2013

Awards and Honors
  • 2008: UCSF AIDS Research Institute Award for Outstanding Mentoring (UCSF)
  • 2011: A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award (Harvard Medical School)
  • 2013: Pioneer Award (IAPAC/NIMH)
  • 2014 Americal Academy of Physicians, Elected Member
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  • 2015-2018, Building Nursing Leadership in sub-Saharan Africa, Wyss Foundation, Mentor to Principal Investigator: Pat Daoust; total $1,000,000
  • 1995-2016, Novel approaches to monitoring and utilizing adherence to HIV therapy in Africa. NIMH R01 MH54907. Principal Investigator; total direct costs: $5,936,467
  • 2011-2016, Periconception HIV risk reduction for HIV-discordant couples in Uganda. NIMH K23 095655. Mentor to Principal Investigator: Lynn Matthews; total direct costs: $853,822
  • 2014 – 2018, Administrative home for SEED Global Health funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; total costs: $6,000,000
  • 2012 – 2017: Disaster Response Preparedness, Liberty Mutual Fund, Program Director: total costs: $250,000
  • 2014 – 2016: Hellman Family Foundation, Principal Investigator; total costs: $100,000.
  • 2014 – 2017, Medical Technology Innovation in India. USAID; Administrative Director; total costs: $1,000,000.

Bull, Elizabeth -

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Finance & Administration Manager Dean’s Office Phone: 503-725-4592

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Camp, Karen -

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Associate Dean for Finance & Administration Dean’s Office

Cartwright, Emily - BA

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Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean Dean’s Office Office OHSU Gaines Hall – GH230 Phone: 503-494-8078
Biography

Education, Degrees

BA, San Francisco State University, 2009

Cooper, Cara -

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Administrative Coordinator Dean’s Office Phone: 503-494-2550

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Duncan, Brianna -

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Pre-award Grant Manager Dean’s Office Phone: 503-494-0181

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Ehrlich, Laura - MSEd, MLA

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Graduate Student Services and Registration Specialist Biostatistics & Epidemiology Office OHSU – Gaines Hall 233 Phone: 503 494-2557
Biography
Education, Degrees

M.S. Ed., Portland State University
M.L.A., University of Virginia
B.A.  Cornell University

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Godlove, Rachael - MA

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Academic Affairs Coordinator Academic Affairs, Dean’s Office Office OHSU – Gaines Hall Phone: 503-494-7131
Biography

Rachael Godlove supports curricular and academic personnel work in the Dean’s Office. 

Education, Degrees

M.A., Georgetown University
B.S., Northern Arizona University

Groves, Ashley -

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Fiscal Coordinator Dean’s Office Office PSU – URBN 450 Phone: 503-725-5177

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Hodsden, Josh - MBA

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Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Specialist Environmental Systems & Human Health; Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Office OSHU – Gaines Hall 233 Phone: 503-494-1158
Biography

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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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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McLemore, Kevin - MS, PhD

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Director of Assessment & Evaluation Academic Affairs, Dean’s Office Office OHSU – Gaines Hall #239 Phone: 503-494-2460
Biography
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

Morrison, PhD, Alexandrea -

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Grants/Contracts Coordinator Office OHSU – CB 669 3181 SW Sam Jackson Rd. Portland OR 97239

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Pricer, Rachel -

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Administrative Assistant Dean’s Office Office OHSU – GH 230 Phone: 503-494-7190

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Townsend, Jamie - BS

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Post-Award Grant Manager Dean’s Office Office OHSU – GH 129 Phone: 503-494-8528
Biography

Education, Degrees

BS Accounting, Portland State University, 2014

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Winett, Liana - DrPH, MPH, MCHES

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Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Community Engagement Dean’s Office, Health Promotion Phone: 503-725 8262
Biography

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.

Her research includes focus on how science, advocates, and the media talk about developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), childhood obesity, childhood lead poisoning, interpersonal violence, breast, cervical and prostate cancers, California’s Three Strikes incarceration initiative, the anthrax/bioterrorism scares of 2001, Oregon’s Measure 7, major causes of death in Oregon, and H1N1 influenza.

Education, Degrees

Dr.PH., University of California, Berkeley
M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles
M.C.H.E.S. – Master Certified Health Education Specialist

Wyman, Andrew - BS

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Program Coordinator Applied Health & Fitness, Community Health, Health Management & Policy, Health Promotion, Health Studies, Health Systems & Policy Office PSU – URBN 450 Phone: 503-725-4401
Biography

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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Zeidler, Belinda - MST

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Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, & Academic Advisor Health Studies & Applied Health and Fitness Office PSU – URBN 450N Phone: (503) 725-4401 or (503) 725-5119
Biography

Belinda Zeidler has been a faculty member at PSU for over 30 years. As director 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.

Early in her career, as a graduate student at PSU, Zeidler was assigned to teach the Health and Fitness for Life course required of all PSU students. She developed a strong interest in enhancing health by applying successful behavior change theory. Upon graduation, she was hired to coordinate the Health and Fitness program.

Also early in her career, aside from teaching, she worked with an Oregon health insurance company as a health educator, implementing health promotion programs around the state. Her focus was health behavior change for lower socioeconomic populations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Anthropology, PSU, 1982
M.S.T., Exercise Science, PSU, 1986

Awards and Honors

2016, Outstanding Teacher Award, PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Community Health

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N