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

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More than 150 experienced faculty from diverse backgrounds.

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.

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Jae M. Downing PhD

Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy, and Health Systems & Policy
Office Campus Services Building 670

Biography

Jae Downing joins the School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in January 2019 from the University of South Carolina. Their research interests focus on social and economic stressors on health and birth outcomes; health inequalities; and sexual and gender minority health.

Professor Downing’s work explores how policies and social safety nets shape access to and quality of healthcare for GSM and other minority populations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Maryland, 2006
M.S., University of California, San Francisco, 2011
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015