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

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Sarah Andrea¹

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Program Director for MPH Public Health Practice and Graduate Certificate Public Health


Dr. Sarah Andrea is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Director of the online M.P.H. in Public Health Practice and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs.

Dr. Andrea brings expertise in advanced epidemiologic methods and social epidemiology, including nationally recognized expertise on precarious work and health. Her research investigates strategies to mitigate health inequities throughout the life course that are rooted in racism, classism, and sexism. A primary focal point of her research has been highlighting – and seeking to rectify – the health effects of precarious employment in the United States.

As a first-generation student from a working-class family, her lived experience not only drives her research, but underlies a deep passion for teaching, mentorship, advocacy, and lifting while she climbs.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Rhode Island, 2008
M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science University, 2015
Ph.D., OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington School of Public Health, 2020


¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty