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.



Austin, Donald - MD, MPH

Photo of Donald Austin MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine Residency, Epidemiology & Medicine Office OSHU – 157 Gaines Hall Phone: (504) 494-2564

Donald F. Austin is emeritus professor in the epidemiology program.

Through his work in state and federal agencies, Austin has conducted a range of epidemiology research, including an assessment of the role of air pollution in lung cancer risk in an industrial area, the effect of environmental factors on uterine cancer among postmenopausal women and the effect of oral contraceptives on the risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.

Austin served in the California Department of Health for 23 years – 21 as a cancer epidemiologist. He designed and implemented California’s cancer surveillance system and was the founding president of the North American Association of Cancer Registries.

He also has worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and was assigned to the Oregon Department of Health Services as a senior medical advisor, where he helped establish several chronic disease control programs and established and led the Oregon State Cancer Registry.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Oregon
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N