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

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Our Faculty

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.

Programs

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James, Kenneth - PhD

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Professor Emeritus Biostatistics
Biography

Dr. James has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Biostatistics programs. Prior to retirement in 2008, he used to teach Clinical Trials Methods and Management in the spring from 1993 to 2002.

Dr. James joined the OHSU School of Medicine’s former Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine as an Associate Professor in July of 1993. He also held a joint appointment as Senior Biostatistician for the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program, which funded clinical trials conducted within the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also provided biostatistical consulting to medical investigators at the Portland VA Medical Center and OHSU. He was promoted to Professor in August of 2000. Dr. James retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in January 2003 and continued to work as a consulting biostatistician at OHSU and the VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research until his retirement from OHSU in November 2008. He was awarded the honor of Professor Emeritus in June 2009.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1969
M.S., University of Minnesota, 1967
B.S., Walla Walla College, 1965

 

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

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N