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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.



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Zaman, Atif - MD, MPH

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Professor Epidemiology and Medicine Office OHSU – OP30 Phone: (503) 494-8071

Atif Zaman  is the section chief and a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at OHSU and is a professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU. He is also a vice chair of the Department of Medicine at OHSU.

Zaman’s current research includes linkages to care of persons who are chronically infected with hepatitis C, especially among vulnerable populations such as homeless people and people who inject drugs.

Aaman is a member of several national societies, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Physicians and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Boston University, 1987
M.D., Tufts University, 1991
M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science University, 2000

Awards and Honors

2000, Outstanding Investigator Award, Western Section – American Federation for Medical Research 

  • NIH RO1 DK 58369-01 Site Principal Investigator: Atif Zaman 1/02-12/09
  • Cooperative agreement U50/CCU011184 funded by CDC/NCID  Principal Investigator: Atif Zaman
  • Sponsor: DHHS HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau 1 P06 HA16539 01-00  Hepatology Consultant: Atif Zaman  (PI:Todd Korthius)

Zeidler, Belinda - MST

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Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, & Academic Advisor Health Studies & Applied Health and Fitness Office PSU – URBN 450C Phone: (503) 725-4401 or (503) 725-5104

Belinda Zeidler has been a faculty member at PSU for over 30 years. As director of undergraduate programs at the School of Public Health, she is the undergraduate curriculum chair and is responsible for overseeing the curricular changes to courses and programs at the undergraduate level. She also works as an academic advisor and internship co-coordinator.

Early in her career, as a graduate student at PSU, Zeidler was assigned to teach the Health and Fitness for Life course required of all PSU students. She developed a strong interest in enhancing health by applying successful behavior change theory. Upon graduation, she was hired to coordinate the Health and Fitness program.

Also early in her career, aside from teaching, she worked with an Oregon health insurance company as a health educator, implementing health promotion programs around the state. Her focus was health behavior change for lower socioeconomic populations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Anthropology, PSU, 1982
M.S.T., Exercise Science, PSU, 1986

Awards and Honors

2016, Outstanding Teacher Award, PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Community Health

Zeigen, Laura - MLIS

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OHSU Librarian OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Phone: 503-494-0505

Zell, Adrienne - MA, PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Studies Office OHSU – SON 435 Phone: (503) 799-5457

Adrienne Zell is a co-director of the OHSU Evaluation Core, which collaborates with academic researchers and community organizations to evaluate the impact of their work. She is also the director of the Office of Research Impact of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, which is the evaluation team for the institute.

She has been an evaluator for more than 20 years, working across Oregon to bridge academic and community relationships and improve the rigor and effectiveness of program evaluations.

Zell is lead evaluator for BUILD-EXITO, an undergraduate research training program at PSU that supports students on their pathway to become scientific researchers working collaboratively with PSU colleagues, and lead evaluator for the Knight Cancer Center Community Partnership Program. Zell is active on an evaluation advisory board at the Oregon Community Foundation and is the chair-elect of the American Evaluation Association Topical Interest Group for Translational Research.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Puget Sound, 1988
M.A., California State University, 1991
Ph. D., University of Chicago, 2002

  • UL1 TR000128  (Ellison) 07/11 – 06/17  1.4 calendar NIH/NCATS $4,932,667 Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) has been accelerating research at Oregon Health & Science University since 2006.  Its many highly functional programs assist investigators and trainees by providing diverse services.  The major goal of OCTRI is to foster research to find better treatments for disease and help find ways to keep people healthy. It is also focused on training the translational research workforce of the future.  Role: Co-Investigator
  • U54MD009487 (Crespo)  09/14-08/19   2.4 calendar , NIH $2,570,264  EXITO Enhancing Cross Disciplinary Infrastructure and Training at Oregon The major goal of this project is to increase career research pathways for underrepresented students in biomedical sciences by transforming general education instruction, engaging faculty and students in research learning communities, and leveraging existing training programs. EXITO will engage students from multiple racial/ethnic backgrounds, disability status, and lifetime experiences to take part in hands-on research, senior capstone, and paid research experiences. Role: Lead Evaluator
  • 5P30CA069533-17 (Druker) 07/15-06/17, 2.4 calendar NIH/NCI, $1,000,000 OHSU Knight Cancer Institute The major goals of this project are to support the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, its programs, shared resources, and administration.  Shared resources include: Histopathology and Cancer Genotyping, Flow Cytometry, Integrated Genomics, Proteomics, Bioanalytical/Pharmacokinetics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, and Clinical Research Management.  The instruments of the institute foster interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration of cancer research faculty at OHSU in basic, clinical, and population research. Role: Community Partnership Program Evaluation
  • 5K12 HL108974-05 (Newgard) 07/11 – 06/17, 1.2 calendar NIH/NHLBI, $49,4667 Oregon Multidisciplinary Training Program in Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Inter-K12 Site Program Evaluation Project The major goals are to describe common themes of Scholar, Mentors, and Program Leadership experiences with the K12 program, including successes and challenges, using qualitative research methodology.  Role: Lead Evaluator
  • SRCH (Zell/Davis) 7/1/16 – 8/31/17, 2.1 calendar Oregon Health Authority, $89,847 Sustainable Relationships for Community Health Role: Co-PI

Zhu, Jane - MD, MPP, MSc

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhu has a secondary 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 Zhu’s work includes collaborating on research with SPH primary faculty members, mentoring and supervising students, and participates in the School at large. Professor Zhu’s primary faculty appointment is in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Education, Degrees
BSc, Duke University, 2007
MD, Harvard Medical School, 2013
MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2013
MSc, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

Zonies, David - MS, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor Health Services Research Office OHSU – MAC Hall 3154A Phone: (503) 494-5300

David Zonies is a trauma, critical care and acute care surgeon at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a core member of the Level I trauma center’s injury prevention program, focusing on injury epidemiology and prevention measures. Since 2009, he has been involved in the Global Burden of Disease Project, focusing on injury epidemiology, traumatic brain injury and secular injury trends during military conflict. His research interests include health access disparities to surgical care and effective injury prevention measures. He is currently the co-investigator of a multi-center randomized control trial examining early interventions after spinal cord injury.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996
M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1997
M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 2002
M.P.H., University of Washington, 2008

Awards and Honors
  • 2016 Randomized Trial of Early Hemodynamic Management of Patients Following Acute Spinal Cord Injury (TEMPLE TRIAL) Spinal Cord Injury Research Program, Agency: Congresionally Directed Medical Research Program
  • 2012-2014 Clinical Research Infrastructure Grant, Agency: Health Affairs & Medical Research & Material Command

Zuckerman, Katharine - MD, MPH

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Affiliate Associate Professor Office OHSU – CDRC 2114c Phone: (530) 494-6513

Katharine Zuckerman’s research focuses on health care quality and health care disparities for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. She uses a variety of approaches, including large database analysis, survey research techniques, qualitative techniques and community-based interventions, to learn more about the barriers that families and providers experience to health care access and quality, and to develop evidence-based strategies to reduce barriers to care. She has particular involvement and expertise in cultural issues affecting Latinos, Oregon’s largest minority group. Her research involves close collaboration with local community partners as well as national stakeholders in the fields of developmental disabilities and health care disparities.

Education, Degrees

M.D., Harvard Medical School, 2004
M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, 2009

  • NIH/NIMH 1K23MH095828  Zuckerman, KE (PI) Reducing barriers to autism care for Latino children Brief project description: Survey and pilot intervention to reduce barriers to autism care for Latino children in the U.S. 4/2012-4/2017
  • Autism Speaks Early Access to Care Grant Zuckerman, KE (PI) REAL-START:  Risk evaluation for autism in Latinos– Screening tools and referral training  Brief project description:  Intervention in pediatric primary care settings to increase autism screening, improve autism referral rates, and reduce ethnic disparities in autism care. 4/2013-4/2016
  • Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Zuckerman, KE (PI) Audiovisual approach to autism awareness Brief project description: Create and evaluate  interactive, high quality, bilingual audio and video materials for families about autism spectrum disorder.2015-2016
  • Oregon Medical Research Foundation New Investigator Award  Zuckerman, KE (PI) Racial and ethnic disparities in autism diagnosis and treatment Brief project description:  Secondary data analysis of racial/ethnic differences  in health beliefs and service utilization for children with autism spectrum disorders.   12/2012-12/2014

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N