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.


Anger, W. Kent - MA, PhD

Photo of W. Kent Anger MA, PhD
Professor Applied Health & Fitness Office OHSU – RJH 2501B Phone: (503) 494-2512

Kent Anger is a professor at the School of Public Health and a professor in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU. He is also the associate director for applied research at the Institute and the director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

His research focuses on three areas. One is applying training technologies to prevent health and safety hazards, teach job skills, improve well-being and wellness at the workplace, improve work-family balance and reduce the impact of domestic violence on the workplace. Another is developing behaviorally-based computer training technology to teach the broadest range of populations in the workplace. A third is identifying and characterizing the neurotoxic effects following occupational or environmental exposures to chemicals and identifying improved biomarkers.

He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1965
M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Wyoming, 1966
Ph.D., Experimental and Physiological Psychology, University of Maine, 1974

Awards and Honors

OHSU Senate Affiliated Units Collaboration Award, 2014

  • U19OH010154-02    (Anger, Wyndham Kent) 9/1/2016 – 8/31/2021 CDC NIOSH Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), Role: Principal Investigator
  • U50 OH007544 Fenske, Richard)  10/1/2012 to 03/30/2017 CDC NIOSH Impact of a TWH Intervention on Workplace Stress

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N