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Katrina Hedberg MD, MPH

Affiliate Professor Epidemiology
Membership: June 1, 2019

Biography

Dr. Katrina Hedberg holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Professor in the Epidemiology programs. In this role, her work includes guest lecturing and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Hedberg has worked at the Oregon Public Health Division for the past 29 years, most recently as the Oregon State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist. During her career, Dr. Hedberg has worked in a variety of programmatic areas, including Communicable Disease Control, HIV/AIDS, Environmental and Occupational Health, Injury Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Prevention, and Maternal Child Health. Her recent focus has been on cross-sectoral collaborations to address the opioid overdose epidemic, evaluating the public health impacts of retail marijuana sales in Oregon, and identifying and addressing social determinants of health. Across all subject areas, Dr. Hedberg is interested in how governmental public health can collect population health data for program evaluation, policy development and decision-making, and to improve health equity for all Oregonians.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Yale University, 1980
M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine, 1985
M.P.H., University of Washington, School of Public Health, 1991