Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Brian Willis

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Community Based Assistant Professor Epidemiology


Brian Willis has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role his work includes mentoring students and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to his work as a faculty member in SPH, Professor Willis is a successful community leader in public health. His non-profit organization, Global Health Promise (GHP), provides essential social and health services to female sex workers (FSW) and their families in Portland, other cities in the U.S., and in other countries.

He has published research documenting the medical and mental health conditions experienced by FSW and their children, and identified the types of health services that they need. Food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition, abortion, and AIDS treatment are a few of the urgent conditions that he has documented in recent peer-reviewed publications. Brian has an ongoing commitment to improving the health of women in sex work, and the health of their infants and children.

Education, Degrees

J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1990
M.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty