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

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More than 150 experienced faculty from diverse backgrounds.

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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Sherril Gelmon MHSc, DrPH

Professor & Program Director for PhD in Health Systems and Policy

Sherril Gelmon is professor of public health and director of the Ph.D. program in Health Systems and Policy at the School of Public Health. She teaches health systems management and policy courses in the M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs, and leads the improvement science curricula for OHSU Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine residents, and for OHSU medical education programs.…

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Brian Gibbs MPA, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Brian Gibbs has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate level Community Health programs.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Gibbs serves as Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer at OHSU, responsible for diversity initiatives within OHSU’s clinical, educational, and research missions.…

Rachael Godlove MA

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Rachael Godlove supports curricular and academic personnel work in the Dean’s Office. 
Education, Degrees
M.A., Georgetown University
B.S., Northern Arizona University

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Bruce Goldberg MD

Professor

Dr. Goldberg holds an affiliate faculty 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 Goldberg’s work includes teaching and serving on dissertation committees.

Dr. Goldberg’s work at OHSU is also in the Center for Health System Effectiveness.…

Kelly Gonzales PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Kelly Gonzales studies health disparities, particularly those related to diabetes among American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) populations. She also researches the influence of discrimination within the context of healthcare settings.
Education, Degrees
B.S., Oregon State University
M.P.H., Oregon State University
Ph.D., Oregon State University
Awards and Honors

  • 2019, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Faculty Award for Excellence in Service
  • 2014, PSU Excellence in Teaching and Sustainability Faculty Award

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Julia Goodman MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Julia Goodman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health who does research at the intersection of health services research, population health, and work and family policy. Her research explores how social, structural, and economic factors influence perinatal health and explores the impact of work-related policies on fertility decisions and pregnancy outcomes. She is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, on a three-year evaluation of San Francisco’s new paid parental leave ordinance.…

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Peter Graven PhD

Assistant Professor

As Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Graven teaches Health Economics,
advises students, and participates in other school committees and functions. Dr. Graven’s
primary position is as trained health economist working in advanced analytics and data science
at OHSU.

As Data Scientist, Dr. Graven builds and deploys predictive and forecasting models and conducts
advanced analytics to support quality improvement operations at the OHSU hospital and system.…

Ashley Groves

Fiscal Coordinator