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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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Yanez, David - MS, PhD

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Professor Biostatistics Office
Biography

David Yanez has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role Professor Yanez collaborates on research with SPH faculty.

In addition to his contributions to the SPH, Dr. Yanez is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale’s School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health. His statistical research interests include robust or distribution-free methods in applied statistical analysis, measurement error models, generalized linear and quasi-likelihood models, longitudinal data analysis; his clinical research interests include anesthesia and perioperative medicine, emergency medicine, cardiovascular disease and biostatistical consulting.

Prior to joining Yale, Dr. Yanez served on the faculty of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (2014-2019) and the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington (1993-2014). He was also Visiting Professor at King Saud University (2013-2014) and Research Scientist at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (2011-2012).

Education, Degrees

B.S., Arizona State University, 1987
M.S., Arizona State University, 1989
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1993

Publications
  • Newgard CD, Lin A, Yanez ND, Bulger E, Malveau S, Caughey A, McConnell KJ, Zive D, Griffiths D, Mirlohi R, Eckstrom E. Long-term outcomes among injured older adults transported by emergency medical services. Injury. 2019 Jun;50(6):1175-1185. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.04.028. Epub 2019 May 2. PMID: 31101411.
  • Togioka BM, Seligman KM, Werntz MK, Yanez ND, Noles LM, Treggiari MM. Education Program Regarding Labor Epidurals Increases Utilization by Hispanic Medicaid Beneficiaries: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesthesiology. 2019 Jul 9. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002868. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31299658.
  • Enomoto TM, Treggiari MM, Yanez ND, Merkel MJ. Inhaled Iloprost Versus Epoprostenol in Heart Transplant Recipients. Respiratory Care. 2019 Jul;64(7):743-751. doi: 10.4187/respcare.06426. Epub 2019 Apr 9. PMID: 30967439.
  • Newgard CD, Lin A, Yanez ND, Bulger E, Malveau S, Caughey A, McConnell KJ, Zive D, Griffiths D, Mirlohi R, Eckstrom E. Long-term outcomes among injured older adults transported by emergency medical services. Injury. 2019 Jun;50(6):1175-1185. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.04.028. Epub 2019 May 2. PMID: 31101411.
  • Irimata KE, Yanez ND, Aljasser IA, Wilson JR. Modeling with the Power Variance form of the Gamma Distribution. Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science. 30(1): 1-13, 2019. doi: 10.9734/JAMCS/2019/45962.
  • Methner C, Mishra A, Golgotiu K, Li Y, Wei W, Yanez ND, Zlokovic B, Wang RK, Alkayed NJ, Kaul S, Iliff JJ. Pericyte constriction underlies capillary derecruitment during hyperemia in the setting of arterial stenosis. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Aug 1;317(2):H255-H263. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00097.2019. Epub 2019 May 24. PMID: 31125259.
  • Fink RJ, Young A, Yanez ND, Hom M, Mai J, Treggiari MM, Merkel MJ.  Cohort Study of Albumin versus Lactated Ringer’s for Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Fluid Resuscitation in the Intensive Care Unit. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 Nov 7. doi: 10.1002/phar.2195. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30403299.
  • Schulman PM, Treggiari MM, Yanez ND, Henrikson CA, Jessel PM, Dewland TA, Merkel MJ, Sera V, Harukuni I, Anderson RB, Kahl E, Bingham A, Alkayed N, Stecker EC.  Risk of Electromagnetic Interference with Protocolized Electrosurgery Dispersive Electrode Positioning in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. Anesthesiology. 2018 Dec 28. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002571. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30601218.
  • Hansen ML, Lin A, Eriksson C, Daya M, McNally B, Fu R, Yanez D, Zive D, Newgard C; CARES surveillance group. A comparison of pediatric airway management techniques during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using the CARES database. Resuscitation. 2017 Nov;120: 51-56. Epub 2017. Aug 22. PMID: 28838781.
  • Yanez ND, Aljasser IA, Andre M, Hu C, Juraska M, Lumley T. Assessing the impact of measurement error in modeling change in the absence of auxiliary data. Communications in Statistics, 46(6):2667-2680, 2016.

Young, Jennifer - MPH

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Professor Health Studies, Applied Health & Fitness, Environmental Systems & Human Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Health Promotion & Urban Planning Office PSU – URBN 780A Phone: (503) 789-3005
Biography

Jennifer Young’s expertise lies in public health nutrition with maternal, child and adolescent populations. Her areas of focus include: food insecurity; school health; unhealthy food marketing; obesity stigma; and healthy weight and development. She has worked on nutrition programs, projects and policy at the state and local level.

Young enjoys bringing her work experiences into the classroom as students explore the latest data, research, policy and legislation in action. She also has served as a preceptor for nearly thirty interns, and now works alongside many of them as colleagues in the field.

Young is currently working in a joint position among the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Public Health Division and the Oregon Department of Education to improve nutrition and physical activity in Oregon schools. She is completing a doctoral degree in education at PSU.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of California, Davis, 1982
M.P.H., Loma Linda University, 1986
Ed.D. candidate, Portland State University

Awards and Honors

OHSU, Dietetic Intern Preceptor Service Award

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N