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

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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.



Brodowicz, Gary - MA, PhD

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Professor Emeritus Health Studies Office PSU – URBN 450N Phone: (503) 725-5119 (Office) Phone: (503) 725-5128 (Lab)

Gary Brodowicz has been a faculty member at PSU for the past 30 years and is a Professor Emeritus in the School. He taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and also advised M.S./M.A. Health Studies graduate students undertaking thesis and project work related to exercise, fitness, physical activity and sports medicine.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Brodowicz worked for three years as an elementary school physical education teacher in Romeo, Michigan. His interest in exercise physiology took him to Wake Forest University where he earned his master’s degree, then Ohio State University, where he earned his Ph.D. Throughout his career, Brodowicz’s scholarly and teaching interests have included topics related to exercise, fitness, physical activity, and measurement. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the American Physiological Association.

Education, Degrees

BS.Ed., University of Michigan, 1977
M.A., Wake Forest University, 1981
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1986

Awards and Honors
  • 2006, Certificate of Appreciation, American Association of University Professors
  • 2005, Certificate of Appreciation, American Association of University Professors
  • 1999, Award for Service, American Association of University Professors
  • 1991, Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1989, The Art Broten Young Scholar Award
  • Oregon Center for Aging & Technology Pilot Grant (Crespo, Carlos J.)(2008-9) Measurement of physical activity in older adults: Comparison of heart rate and accelerometry, Role: Co-Investigator
  • Northwest Health Foundation (Ojeda, Lila )(2003) Pedometer-Derived Physical Activity Levels Among Overweight and Normal Weight Female Nurses, Role: Co-Investigator
  • PSU Faculty Support and Development Program (Brodowicz, Gary) (2000) Body CompositionAssessment,
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • PSU Faculty Development Program(Brodowicz, Gary) (1997-8) Discipline-Specific Software Development in Public Health Education, Role: Principal Investigator
  • PSU Faculty Development Program (Svoboda, Milan)(1993-94) Measurement of Daily Activity I: Validity and Reliability of Pedometers during Intentional Walking/Jogging, Role: Co-Investigator

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N