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Dr. Savitz has a primary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliated Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Savitz’s work includes collaborating other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serve as preceptor, and participates in the School at large.
Lucy Savitz, Ph.D., MBA has over 30 years of experience in health care delivery and health services research. Currently, Dr. Savitz serves as Vice President for Health Research for Kaiser Permanente (IP) Northwest Region and Director for the KP Center for Health Research in Oregon and Hawaii. Most recently, she was Assistant Vice President for Delivery System Science in the Intermountain Healthcare Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research where she was responsible for facilitating mission critical health services research and enhancing the scientific stature of clinical investigators.
B.S.B.A., University of Denver
M.B.A., University of Denver
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Sara Schwanke Khilji has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) as an Assistant Professor in the online Public Health Practice programs. In this role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty. She has taught graduate level courses since 2017, serving as primary instructor for the online elective “Global Perspectives and Program Development” and as guest lecturer for other courses.
A native of Oregon, Dr. Schwanke Khilji’s interests in community health, research, and education have given her the opportunity to serve in a variety of international settings. She has worked largely in Asia, including in Thailand, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on Primary Care. Sara’s scholarly interests include women’s health, health policy, and the growing burden of non-communicable disease globally.
In addition to her contributions to SPH, Dr. Schwanke Khilji also has a faculty appointment in the OHSU School of Medicine. She is also actively involved in medical education at OHSU, and was previously responsible for developing and implementing the first clinical sub-internship program in Malaysia. When not working on the wards at the University hospital as a member of the Clinical Hospitalist Service, she is based in Bangkok, Thailand coordinating educational collaborations with OHSU Global’s partners in Southeast Asia.
B.A., Williams College, 2003
M.P.H., Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, 2007
M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, 2008
- Cooker R, Khan MS, Schwanke Khilji SU, Watson S, Zaw Myo Tun, Yoong J. Emerging Disease Control Priorities in a Transitioning Health System: A Situational Assessment of Tuberculosis Control in Myanmar. Health Policy & Planning. (accepted).
- Khan MS*, Schwanke Khilji SU*, Saw S, Coker RJ. Evidence to Inform Resource Allocation for Tuberculosis Control in Myanmar: a Systematic Review Based on the SYSRA Framework. 2017 Health Pol Plan 32(1):102-109. *joint first authors
- Phua KH, Yap MT, Schwanke Khilji, S, Lee HP. Development of Public Health in Countries in Economic Transition: The Higher Middle-Income Countries. In ‘Oxford Textbook of Public Health, 6th Edition.’ R Detels, M Gulliford, QA Karim, and CC Tan (2015) Oxford University Press.
- Schwanke Khilji SU, Thorndike, A. Obesity. In ‘Pocket Primary Care’ Kiefer, MM; Chong, CR(2014) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Schwanke Khilji SU, Chong CR, Sykes D. Folate & Vitamin B12 Deficiency. In ‘Pocket Primary Care’ Kiefer, MM; Chong, CR(2014) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Schwanke Khilji SU, Simmons L. Breast Disease. In ‘Pocket Primary Care’ Kiefer, MM; Chong, CR(2014) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Dr. Eli Schwarz 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), Dr. Schwarz is Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Community Dentistry at the School of Dentistry (SoD) at OHSU. His present focus is on building Dental Public Health capacity in OR through collaborative efforts between the SoD and community organizations, Oregon Oral Health Coalition and local coalitions, the State Oral Health Program, The Primary Care Organization and by assisting in evaluation of public dental health activity outcomes. He is a member of the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Advisory Board; and Dental Director of the Board of directors, Healthshare of Oregon.
Dr. Schwarz is a Founding Fellow of the HK Academy of Medicine and a Fellow in the specialty of Community Dentistry in the HK College of Dental Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Previously, he has held professional positions in Australia (Professor and Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney); in the USA (Executive Director of the American and International Associations for Dental Research (AADR/IADR)); in Hong Kong (Professor of Public Health Dentistry and Dean of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong), and in Denmark (Chief Dental Officer, National Board of Health, and Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen). Professor Schwarz has a D.D.S. and a Ph.D. from University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and an M.P.H. (Cum Laude) from Hadassah Medical School, University of Jerusalem. In 1987, he was conferred the Royal Order, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Research interests: Oral Health Services Research, Epidemiology, and Preventive Dentistry. More than 100 articles, reports and book chapters, and more than 100 published abstracts and invited presentations.
D.D.S., University of Copenhagen, 1972
M.P.H., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1974
Ph.D., University of Copenhagen, 1992
F.H.K.A.M., Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 1993
F.H.K.C.D.S., Community Dentistry Specialist designation, 2007
Awards and Honors
- Was conferred the Royal Order, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
- Founding Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
- Fellow, Community Dentistry, Hong Kong College of Dental Surgeons
- Fellow, American College of Dentists
- Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
HRSA (Schwarz, Eli) Increasing Oregon’s Oral Health Care Workforce through Innovative Education Models and Prevention Programs 2015-2018
Jackilen Shannon is a nutritional epidemiologist who works to understand the distribution and determinants of disease at the population level. Much of her early research focused on translating scientific findings to the medical clinic. In recent years, she has shifted some time toward working to translate medical research to the population at large through community engagement.
At OHSU, she co-developed and expanded an education and research program called “Let’s Get Healthy!” that provides personalized health education to school children and adults. She has also helped build that program internationally, helping to create Let’s Get Healthy!-Global as part of OHSU’s partnership with Bangkok Dusit Medical Services and Mahidol University in Thailand.
B.S., Penn State University, 1987
M.P.H., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St.Paul, 1988
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1993
Post-Doctoral Trainee, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- 2015-Initiative-Team-Knight-3 (Shannon) 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016 OHSU/OSU Cancer Prevention and Control Initiative Team Pilot Projects $3,500 Phytanic acid, a branched-chain fatty acid in dairy and risk of cancer
- 2015-Initiative-Team-Knight-3 (Shannon) 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016 OHSU/OSU Cancer Prevention and Control Initiative Team Pilot Projects $25,000 Chemoprevention of prostate cancer: Long Non-Coding RNAs and Sulforaphane
- CDRN-Phase II (DeVoe) 10/01/2015 – 09/30/2018 PCORI $273,376 ADVANCE Phase II: Accelerating Data Value across a National Community Health Center Network Phase II
- DeVoe (PI) 02/01/2016 — 01/31/2021 National Cancer Institute ACCESS: Assessing Community Cancer Care after Insurance Expansions, Role: Co-Investigator
- U48DP005006-01 SIP 14-011 (Winters / Shannon) 09/11/2014 – 08/30/2018 CDC/SIPs $275,000 Oregon Community Cancer Research Collaborative (OR-CCRC)
- 3P30CA069533-17S2 (Druker) 07/01/2014 – 06/30/2017 0.6 CM NIH/ National Cancer Institute $94,697 Administrative Supplements to Expand NCI-supported Community Outreach Capacity through Community Health Educators (CHE) of the National Outreach
Dr. Tyler Sharp has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Associate 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), Commander Tyler M. Sharp, Ph.D., is a Senior Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dengue Branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, he attended secondary school in the Chicago area and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Sharp received additional training at Montana State University – Bozeman and the Medical Research Council Division of Virology in Glasgow, Scotland. He completed his doctorate in Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in the laboratory of Dr. Mary K. Estes where he studied the molecular mechanisms of norovirus pathogenesis. During Dr. Sharp’s graduate study, he received additional training at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Sharp joined CDC in 2010 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer stationed at CDC Dengue Branch. His current public health and research interests are the epidemiology and pathophysiology of emerging infectious diseases, including dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and leptospirosis. Dr. Sharp enjoys international travel, hiking and camping, scuba diving, and avoiding infection with the pathogens he studies (thus far with limited success).
Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 2010
B.Sc., University of Guelph, 2004
Awards and Honors
2018: Bailey K. Ashford Medal, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, for distinguished work in tropical medicine
2017: Junior Officer of the Year, USPHS, awarded for early career accomplishments and officership
- Epidemiologic and field investigations of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses in Puerto Rico
- Sentinel Enhanced Dengue Surveillance System, Ponce, Puerto Rico
- Investigation of dengue outbreaks in the United States
- International investigations of dengue
Steven Shea has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy programs.
In addition to his commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Shea is a Professor in and Director of the OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science (OIOHS) unit.
Jonathan Snowden is an epidemiologist, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and in OHSU’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He also is an associate editor for the national Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Snowden’s research focuses on sexual and reproductive health disparities. He evaluates methods and concepts to improve causal inference from observational data, and his trans-disciplinary research sits at the intersection of population health science, clinical practice and health care policy.
Snowden aims to frame research questions that are relevant to the affected populations and that respect the circumstances of people’s lives, so that research results can promote optimal health in the real world. By more clearly defining variations in the continuum of “normal” healthy sexuality and reproduction, his research aims to preserve optimal health as well as prevent and treat disease.
A cross-cutting focus of his research is the clear communication of novel concepts and methodologies.
B.A., Stanford University, 2005
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
Priya Srikanth has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Instructor in the Biostatistics programs. In her faculty role, she also mentors students.
Srikanth is also a senior biostatistician with our Biostatistics & Design Program (BDP). She has training and expertise in teaching and conducting statistical analyses based on goals provided by the primary investigator. Priya Srikanth’s background in biostatistics has been strengthened with ongoing advanced biostatistical training. As an instructor of basic introductory biostatistics, she strives to convey methods of summarizing data through graphical displays and numerical measures.
B.B.A., Marshall University, 1999
M.P.H., in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, OHSU, 2009
- R01 DC016680-01A1 for Clinical factors in aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity. Role: Biostatistician
- BDP Dean’s Innovation Funding for catalyzing genetic assocation in Aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity. Role: Biostatistician
- R03 1R03AG03985-01 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and diseases of aging: A secondary analysis of NHANES III data. 09/2010 – 06/2013. Role: Biostatistician
- K01 AR062655 Mineralization Gene Variants: Biochemical Implications and Associations with BMD. Role: Biostatistician
Kenneth R. Still is an adjunct assistant professor for environmental health at PSU and an adjunct assistant professor for the School of Public Health.
Still’s research, detailed in more than 250 published articles, addresses multiple areas of industrial hygiene and toxicology. His primary research interests include human health risk assessment, exposure assessment, and occupational exposure guideline development. His published work for an international client on human health risk and exposure assessment at the Hanford site, a decommissioned nuclear production complex in Washington state, helped identify over 1,700 chemicals potentially dangerous to humans and the environment.
Still is board certified in industrial hygiene, toxicology, safety, hazardous materials management, and several environmental disciplines. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
He grew up in North Bend/Coos Bay, Ore., and served as a U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps officer for over 27 years.
B.S., Portland State University, 1970
M.S., Portland State University, 1972
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1976
M.B.A., Chaminade University of Honolulu; 1989
Awards and Honors
- 2005, Fellow, American Industrial Hygiene Association
- 2006, Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences
- 1982, Diplomate American Board of Industrial Hygiene
- 1991, Diplomate National Registry of Environmental Professionals
- 1992, Diplomate Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Dr. Strnad holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, Professor Strnad’s work includes collaborating other SPH primary faculty members for research and mentoring or advising SPH students.
Professor Strnad’s primary faculty appointment resides in the OHSU Division of Infectious Disease.
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2005
M.D., Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2010
John Stull is interested in the epistemic aspects of teaching, particularly how the fundamentals of medicine and public health effectively challenge each other and productively live together in the students we train. He serves as director of the M.D./M.P.H. Program, which admits six to seven first-year medical students into a quasi-integrated curriculum where students complete the requirements for an M.D. and a master of public health in epidemiology.
Stull also is program director of the School of Public Health’s Preventive Medicine Residency, a program that has trained a number of physicians currently who are local and state public health leaders in Oregon and Washington.
Stull teaches introductory epidemiology in the M.P.H. and M.D./MP.H. programs and co-teaches an advanced epidemiology course on using epidemiology to develop causal inferences.
Stull practiced full-time general pediatrics until 1996 when he left practice to obtain his M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health.
B.S., University of Illinois, 1974
M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 1978
M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, 1997
Awards and Honors
- 2019, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Award for Faculty of the Year
- 2019, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Faculty Marshal for OHSU Convocation
- 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, OHSU Student Teaching Excellence Award
- 2008, 2004, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Department Chair Teaching Award
- 2004, OHSU Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Eric Suhler has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role his work includes mentoring students, collaborating on research with primary faculty, and guest lecturing in courses.
In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Sulher has a faculty appointment in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and his primary academic focus is in clinical trials of novel immunotheraputics for inflammatory eye disease.
He graduated from OHSU with an M.P.H. in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics tracks and his thesis on the incidence and prevalence of uveitis in the VA Medical Centers of the Pacific Northwest was awarded as the Outstanding OHSU Graduate School Thesis that year.
B.S., Southern Methodist University, 1990
M.D., University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, 1995
Residency, Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1996-2000
Fellowship, Uveitis and Clinical Ocular Immunology, National Institutes of Health, 2000-02
M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science University, 2007
Christina J. Sun is an assistant professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.
Her research seeks to improve the lives of communities disproportionately affected by HIV and sexual and reproductive health disparities, including Latino, black, and LGBTQ communities.
Sun’s recent work includes developing and testing behavior change interventions and examining the dissemination and implementation of effective behavioral and biomedical interventions. Her research has found acceptable and feasible ways that social and sexual networking applications on smart phones and other mobile devices can be used to promote HIV testing to men who are at increased risk for HIV. She has also demonstrated the continued long-term health impacts of an HIV intervention for Latino men that has been identified as a “best-evidence” intervention by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has also partnered with three community organizations to study the implementation of the intervention in real world settings.
B.S., University of California Davis, 2004
M.S., California State University Fullerton, 2007
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2014