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.

Programs

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Park, Byung - MS, PhD

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Associate Professor Biostatistics Office OHSU – HRC 14D58 Phone: (503) 418-0127
Biography

Byung Park is an associate professor in the School of Public Health and is a biostatistician with the Knight Cancer Institute and the Oregon National Primate Research Center. He has a strong interest in the design and analysis of oncology clinical trials and survival analysis.

His statistical research focuses on experimental design, general linear models, and statistical methods on high dimensional genomic data analysis. His research as a collaborative biostatistician has concentrated on early stages of clinical trial designs and statistical analysis methodologies on the fields of immunology, including vaccine development and immunesenescence.

His current cancer research interest focuses on designs of earlier phases of oncology clinical trials for targeted agents, statistical analysis of clinical trials and statistical methods for high dimensional genomic data.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Statistics, Oregon State University, 2002
M.S., Economics, Sung Kyun Kwan University, 1992
B.A., Economics, Sung Kyun Kwan University, 1990

Awards and Honors
  • 2002, Jerome Lee Award, Oregon State University
  • 2008, AACR Cancer Biostatistics Workshop Scholarship – Developing Targeted Agents
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  • 5P30 CA69533-18 (Druker) 7/20/2011–6/30/2017  NIH/NCI GCNCR0356C38   OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Role: Biostatistician
  • 5R01AI104229-02 (Lewinsohn) 7/5/2013 – 6/30/2017  NIH/NIAID GPEDI0773A   The innate capacity of human T cells to respond to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Role: Biostatistician
  • 2P51OD011092-56 (Carbone) 5/01/2016 – 4/30/2017  NIH/OD GPRC55122 last year’s Direct cost Support for the Oregon National Primate Research Center  Role: Biostatistician
  • 1 R01 HD082208 01A1 (Xu) 8/13/2015-5/31/2020,  NIH,  Anti-Mullerian Hormone Actions to Control Primate Folliculogenesis Role: Co-Investigator
  • 1 U01 HD087182-01 (Frias), 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2019,  NIH/DHHS, $4,323,956 Functional imaging of human placental structure, blood flow, and oxygenation Role: Biostatistician
  • 1 R01 HL29060 01 (Spindel / McEvoy), 8/15/2015 – 5/31/2020, NIH/NHLBI, CPAP Drives Lung Growth and Pulmonary Function in Moderately Preterm Primates Role: Co-I

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  • 1 R01 AI117802 01 (Sacha), 03/1/15 – 02/28/19,  NIH/NIAID, A Universal MHC-E-restricted T Cell Vaccine for HIV Role: Co-Investigator
  • R01 AA024757 (Ford),  04/01/16-03/31/19, NIH/NIAAA, GDNF Therapy to Block Relapse of Heavy Alcohol Use in Monkeys Role: Co-Investigator

Peters, Dawn - MS, PhD

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Adjunct Associate Professor Biostatistics Phone: (503) 544-7165
Biography

Dawn Peters areas of interest include clinical trial methodology and observational methods. Prior to joining OHSU in 2003, Peters was awarded a National Institutes of Health K-25 Career Development Award, which allowed her to work at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research for two years. She collaborated with investigators on a variety of projects and conducted research in randomization for clinical trials.

Before the NIH award, she was an associate professor of statistics at Oregon State University, where she conducted methodological research and taught undergraduate and graduate statistics courses.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Pscyhology, University of Florida, 1979
M.S., Statistics, University of Florida, 1988
Ph.D., Statistics, University of Florida, 1988

Peterson, Jamie - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Public Health Practice
Biography

Dr. Jamie Peterson has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Practice programs. In this role, Professor Peterson’s work includes teaching Public Health Practice classes, collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty, and mentoring or supervising PHP students.

Dr. Peterson will be joining the OHSU School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in December 2018. She is a former middle school teacher with a research focus on bridging the education and health systems to improve the health of low-income children. Her current research explores the role of pediatricians and child health systems in promoting school readiness for low-income, Latino children. Using survey techniques, qualitative methods and educational data she is exploring the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of clinic based school readiness interventions such as parent coaching in the clinic setting to address disparities in school readiness.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2018
M.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 2012

Awards and Honors
  • 2017 MedEd Portal, Editor’s Choice and Featured Resource Recognition
  • 2012-2015 Stanford Medical School Honor Roll for Teaching
  • 2012 UCSD Gold Humanism Honor Society Member
  • 2010 AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship Award

Peterson, Tawnya - PhD

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Assistant Professor, Program Director of Environmental Systems & Human Health Environmental Systems & Human Health Office OHSU – HRC 316 Phone: (503) 346-3423
Biography
Education, Degrees

B.Sc., Mount Allison University, 1997
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2005

Awards and Honors

2017, OHSU Faculty Senate Teaching Award

Notes
  • Distribution and degradation of the antidiabetic drug, metformin, in the Columbia River, Feb 1, 2016 – Jan 31, 2018; Role: Principal Investigator
  • Habitat Monitoring for the Estuary Partnership Ecosystem Monitoring program; Oct 1, 2016 – Sep 15, 2017; Role: Principal Investigator

Petteway, Ryan - MPH, DrPH

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Assistant Professor Office PSU – URBN 470N Phone: 503-725-3985
Biography

Ryan Petteway is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health. He conducts participatory research at the nexus of public health, public housing, and “placemaking,” making use of information and communication technologies to democratize and enhance research and practice processes.

Petteway’s current work examines place, health, and embodiment among public housing residents — with the aim of facilitating permanent mechanisms for including the voice of residents within local placemaking decisions and processes. Underlying this work are core notions of power, inclusion, and accountability in public health research and practice, and avenues for participatory urban governance. In this spirit, he’s currently developing a STEM-based high school curriculum focused on the social determinants of health, health equity, and participatory research.

Prior to his doctoral training, Petteway served  as social epidemiologist and chief epidemiologist at the Baltimore City Health Department.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Virginia, 2006
M.P.H., University of Michigan, 2008
Dr.P.H., University of Caliornia, Berkeley, 2015

Awards and Honors
  • 2014-15, Roselyn Lindheim Fellowship in Environmental Design and Public Health
  • 2014-15, University of Californi, Berkeley Mentored Research Fellowship
  • 2014-15, Mayhew and Helen Derryberry Fellowship in Public Health
  • 2011-2014, Kaiser Permanente Dr.P.H. Community Leadership Fellowship
  • 2007-8, Master’s Training in Racial Health Disparities Award
Notes
  • The People’s Social Epi Project, 2014-2017 (PI): An Intergenerational Study of Place, Embodiment, and Health via Participatory Action Research with Residents of Public Housing
  • NIH/NCEH, UE1, 2011-2014 (PI): Baltimore City Health Impact Assessment Capacity Development
  • Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, 2011 (Co-PI): Baltimore Men’s Health Assessment Project
  • United Way of Central Maryland, 2010-2012 (Co-PI): Baltimore Virtual Supermarket Project
  • Kresge Foundation, 2010 (PI):  Project Food for Thought: Youth Perspectives on a Baltimore Food Desert

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N