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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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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

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Hurtado, David - SD, MS

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Assistant Professor Public Health Practice Office OHSU – RJH1596 Phone: (503) 494-3132
Biography

Dr. David Hurtado has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the online Public Health Practice programs. In this role he teaches courses, mentors students, collaborates on research with primary faculty, and is actively engaged in committee work.

In addition to his commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Hurdato is an Assistant Professor in OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (OIOHS) unit. He is a social and behavioral scientist who examines social determinants of workers’ health. Hurtado researches modifiable occupational factors – including schedules, peer support and labor policies – that are linked with work-related illnesses such as depression, musculoskeletal disorders and non-communicable diseases. Most of Hurtado’s studies have been based on high-risk industries, especially in patient care. As a faculty member of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center – a Center of Excellence for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health – he designs and evaluates workplace interventions aimed at promoting and protecting occupational health and safety, following the Total Worker Health™ framework.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombia), 2005
B.A., University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombia), 2006
M.S., Harvard University, 2010
S.D., Harvard University, 2013

Awards and Honors
  • 2013, undergraduate teaching distinction, Harvard University
  • 2010, Cabot International Scholar, Harvard University
  • 2010, Presidential Scholarship, Harvard University

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Peterson, Jaime - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Public Health Practice
Biography

Dr. Jaime 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

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Schwanke Khilji, Sara - MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor Public Health Practice Office OHSU – Mac Hall 1166 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland OR 97239
Biography

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 for the School of Public Health 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.

Education, Degrees

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

Notes
Publications
  • Coker 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.

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Totten, Annette - PhD, MPA

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Associate Professor Public Health Practice Office OHSU – BICC 529 Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology Biomedical Information Communications Center (BICC) Phone: 503-494-2086
Biography

Dr. Annette Totten has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate level Public Health Practice online programs.

In addition to her commitments to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Totten is an Associate Professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE). Her research interests include aging, chronic disease, long-term services and supports and research methods. She directs systematic reviews and projects to develop clinical practice guides for a range of topics at the Pacific Northwest Evidence based Practice Center and conducts primary research in primary care related to serious illness, aging and decision making in the Oregon Rural Practice based Research Network.

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N