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Paula Carder

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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Bryant Carlson

Senior Instructor I

Dr. Bryant Carlson serves as a faculty member in the School of Public Health, teaching primarily in the MPH program in areas related to the social determinants of health, health promotion, and community health.

His research interests include the use of ecological systems theory and other interdisciplinary multilevel frameworks to understand the impacts of social inequality on individual and community wellbeing, and the use of prevention science and participatory research and evaluation approaches to increase social connectedness and sense of community for vulnerable groups.…

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Kathleen Carlson

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

Dr. Nancy Carney, PhD, has a volunteer secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Public Health Practice (online) programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

She is an active member of the Public Health Practice faculty, has taught several courses required for the MPH degree, and has a research background and training in Systems Science.…

Brian Chan

Faculty Member

Dr. Brian Chan has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Public Health Practice programs. In this SPH role his work includes mentoring students.

In addition to his work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor and clinician-investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and a member of Addiction Medicine at the OHSU School of Medicine.…

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Dongseok Choi

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.…

Kelly Coates

Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Coates is returning to Portland State University after receiving her Masters in Public Health in 2005 and serving as an undergraduate adjunct instructor in the School of Community Health from 2003 to 2011. She is a lifelong Portland resident and revels in all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Ms. Coates is currently employed as the Operations and Community Outreach Manager at Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus.…

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Carrie Cohen

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. …

Kathleen Conte

Community Based Faculty

Dr. Kathleen Conte has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students, teaching classes, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Conte is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at DePaul University.…

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Gloria Coronado

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

Professor

Dr. Carlos J. Crespo is Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Training in Biomedical Research at Portland State University. He graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and has a Master of Science in Sports Health from Texas Tech University and a Doctor of Public Health in Preventive Care from the Loma Linda University. …

Leah Cronn

Leah Cronn has a Secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students and teaching classes.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, she co-developed a global program based in Southeast Asia and Oceana for OHSU which serves graduate students and faculty.…

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Kristen Crusoe

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.…