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.



Adams, Elizabeth - PhD

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Elizabeth Adams is an assistant professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

Throughout her career, Adams has worked in maternal and child nutrition, with a focus on at-risk populations and global health.

Her current research focuses on nutrition and child health outcomes and on the relationship between food insecurity and health. She is principal investigator for the OHSU site of the Western Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Partners training grant, and is the nutrition training coordinator for the OHSU Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program. In 2008 she joined the Oregon Hemophilia Center, where she works as a nutritionist and an epidemiologist. Adams is also a founding member of the Childhood Hunger Coalition, a member of the Oregon Hunger Task Force and a board member for Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996

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