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

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Our Faculty

More than 100 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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Andresen, Elena - MA, PhD

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Professor Epidemiology Office OHSU – Baird Hall Suite 1011 Phone: (503) 494-4460
Biography

Elena Andresen was appointed interim provost for OHSU on Oct. 1, 2016, and appointed Executive Vice President and Provost on June 1st, 2017She previously served as interim dean of the School of Public Health, from  May 2014 to September 2016, and continues as professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health. Andresen continues to collaborate as an investigator of the Oregon Office on Disability and Health at OHSU. The office has a long history at OHSU of working on behalf of Oregonians with disability and their families.

Andresen joined OHSU in 2011 after serving as professor and the founding chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. She is an experienced epidemiologist who received additional training in health services research. Her recent work has focused on aging and the public health outcomes of disability across the lifespan, along with methods and measures for health services outcomes research.

Education, Degrees

M.A., University of Washington, 1976
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1991

Awards and Honors
  • 2011, Allan Meyers Award, American Public Health Association Disability Section, 2011
  • 2010, Member Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (Beta Upsilon Chapter)
  • 2000, Honorary Member, Pi Theta Epsilon, OT Honor Society (Beta Gamma Chapter)
  • 1995, Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, University of Rochester
  • 1988, Matrix Table Award for Campus Achievement, Women in Communications, Inc.
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Anger, W. Kent - MA, PhD

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Professor Applied Health & Fitness Office OHSU – RJH 2501B Phone: (503) 494-2512
Biography

Kent Anger is a professor at the School of Public Health and a professor in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU. He is also the associate director for applied research at the Institute and the director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

His research focuses on three areas. One is applying training technologies to prevent health and safety hazards, teach job skills, improve well-being and wellness at the workplace, improve work-family balance and reduce the impact of domestic violence on the workplace. Another is developing behaviorally-based computer training technology to teach the broadest range of populations in the workplace. A third is identifying and characterizing the neurotoxic effects following occupational or environmental exposures to chemicals and identifying improved biomarkers.

He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1965
M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Wyoming, 1966
Ph.D., Experimental and Physiological Psychology, University of Maine, 1974

Awards and Honors

OHSU Senate Affiliated Units Collaboration Award, 2014

Notes
  • U19OH010154-02    (Anger, Wyndham Kent) 9/1/2016 – 8/31/2021 CDC NIOSH Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), Role: Principal Investigator
  • U50 OH007544 Fenske, Richard)  10/1/2012 to 03/30/2017 CDC NIOSH Impact of a TWH Intervention on Workplace Stress

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N