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

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Our Faculty

More than 100 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.


James, Kenneth - PhD

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Professor Emeritus Biostatistics

Dr. Kenneth James, Professor Emeritus, taught in the Biostatistics programs and has experience as a researcher and administrator in biomedical and health services clinical trials as well as longitudinal studies and medical testing. Dr. James’ involvement in these areas include study design analysis and assistance in the preparation and submission of study results for publication.

For 18 years he was the director of two biostatistical coordinating centers for large scale clinical trials funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program. Over that period of time, Dr. James was involved in the support of approximately 150 investigators involving 100+ VA and non-VA medical centers.

Dr. James was the co-investigator/biostatistician for a trial titled Stroke Prevention in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation that demonstrated the efficacy of low-dose warfarin for the prevention of strokes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1992. This, along with several similar trials, resulted in a change in the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1969
M.S., University of Minnesota, 1967
B.S., Walla Walla College, 1965


Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
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