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.


Principles of Occupational Health – ESHH 521

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Students will learn about the current Total Worker Health approach to creating safe and healthful work environments, focusing on workplace hazards and the methods and strategies for their elimination or control. Topics are expected to include occupational health professions, evaluation of hazards and the hierarchy of controls, chemical and physical hazards, psychosocial issues, shift work, workers’ compensation and health care, global and emerging issues, special and priority populations (guided by faculty research and student interest), contingent and informal working populations, and workplace interventions (e.g., policy, organizational systems, engineering, job design, ergonomics, leadership, selection and training, and behavior change).

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N