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Debbie Kaufman teaches Drug Education and Marketing Public Health in both campus and online formats, and has also developed and taught courses on other drug topics. She was a part of an Oregon Health Authority Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee in 2015-2016, and she partners regularly with various organizations and agencies, including the Multnomah County Health Department, on projects where her students have the opportunity to contribute to and learn about local public health efforts. She also participates in county prevention efforts – particularly focused on youth – for tobacco, marijuana and other drugs. In 2014, she was a Multnomah County Public Health Hero nominee.
Prior to coming to PSU and the School of Public Health, Debbie worked for 17 years in the non-profit community in Portland, including five years in statewide tobacco control advocacy efforts. She also managed the implementation of a Kellogg Foundation grant in support of school-based health care in Oregon.
B.A., University of Oregon, 1981
M.A., Portland State University, 1996
Dr. Kim has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Kim’s work includes guest lecturing and teaching courses, mentoring and supervising SPH students, graduate research assistant or student work opportunities, offer consultations on specific topics of expertise, collaborate on research with SPH primary faculty and/or students, serve on a dissertation committee, and maintain involvement in selected SPH committees.
Professor Kim is a Research Assistant Professor and has a primary appointment in the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness in the OHSU Department of Medicine.
B.S., Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea, 2004
M.S., University of Michigan, 2011
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2013
Valerie King is the director of research for the Center for Evidence-based Policy at OHSU. She oversees research methods and a variety of health services, clinical evidence and policy implementation research projects. The center conducts evidence and policy reviews, provides health system design services and primary research for half of the U.S. states.
She has served on several national clinical practice guideline panels and works to advance robust evidence and guideline methods through alignment with the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group. She is actively involved with the Cochrane Collaboration, a global network of researchers, professionals, patients and people interested in health. King is also a professor in OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine and maintains a teaching clinical practice devoted to women’s health, maternal and newborn care.
B.S., Lewis & Clark College, 1982
M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991-1994
M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
Resident, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999-2000
Awards and Honors
- 2013, Chair’s Award, Outstanding Contribution in Teaching and Mentoring, OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
- 2002-07, Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar
- 1998-99, Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy
- 1995-97, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
Dr. Koreishi has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Koreishi’s work includes mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP and teaching classes.
Dr. Koreishi also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in OHSU Family Medicine. She holds experiences in health care transformation, health systems development, and has spent her career in underserved medicine and medical leadership.
M.P.H., Portland State University, 2009
M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2005
B.A., Washington University at St. Louis, 2001
Dr. Todd Korthuis has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty.
In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), he serves as Program Director for the OHSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Co-Director of the Oregon Addiction Education and Prevention Initiative that provides training and support for rural primary care providers in pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders.
Dr. Korthuis is a general internist, addiction medicine specialist, and clinician scientist. He completed a health services research fellowship and MPH at University of California Los Angeles and began his clinical career treating patients living with HIV and became board-certified in addiction medicine in 2010. His research focuses on improving integration of addiction treatment in diverse health care settings, including primary care, HIV clinic, and rural settings.
M.P.H., University of California Los Angeles, 2002
M.D., University of Health Science/Chicago Medical School, 1991
B.S., Azusa Pacific University, 1986
Awards and Honors
2012-2013, Fulbright Scholar award to study integration of HIV and addiction care in Vietnam
2008, Lawrence S. Linn Award for research that improves the lives of people living with HIV
- PI for four multi-site, NIH-funded opioid use disorder trials:
- CTN-0067 CHOICES trial of extended-release naltrexone in North American HIV clinics
- BRAVO trial of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder in Vietnam HIV clinics
- Oregon HOPE study to improve engagement in opioid use disorder treatment in rural Oregon counties
- PROUD-R2 trial to support retention in people with opioid use disorder in rural Oregon, Ohio, and Kentucky
- Co-PI for the Western States Node of the National Institute of Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network that conducts clinical trials of opioid, methamphetamine, and cocaine use disorders
- Served as national lead investigator for CTN-0055 and CTN-0067