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.

Programs

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Young, Jennifer - MPH

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Professor Health Studies, Applied Health & Fitness, Environmental Systems & Human Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Health Promotion & Urban Planning Office PSU – URBN 780A Phone: (503) 789-3005
Biography

Jennifer Young’s expertise lies in public health nutrition with maternal, child and adolescent populations. Her areas of focus include: food insecurity; school health; unhealthy food marketing; obesity stigma; and healthy weight and development. She has worked on nutrition programs, projects and policy at the state and local level.

Young enjoys bringing her work experiences into the classroom as students explore the latest data, research, policy and legislation in action. She also has served as a preceptor for nearly thirty interns, and now works alongside many of them as colleagues in the field.

Young is currently working in a joint position among the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Public Health Division and the Oregon Department of Education to improve nutrition and physical activity in Oregon schools. She is completing a doctoral degree in education at PSU.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of California, Davis, 1982
M.P.H., Loma Linda University, 1986
Ed.D. candidate, Portland State University

Awards and Honors

OHSU, Dietetic Intern Preceptor Service Award

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Zeidler, Belinda - MST

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Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, & Academic Advisor Health Studies & Applied Health and Fitness Office PSU – URBN 450N Phone: (503) 725-5119
Biography

Belinda Zeidler has been a faculty member at PSU for over 30 years. As director of undergraduate programs at the School of Public Health, she is the undergraduate curriculum chair and is responsible for overseeing the curricular changes to courses and programs at the undergraduate level. She also works as an academic advisor and internship co-coordinator.

Early in her career, as a graduate student at PSU, Zeidler was assigned to teach the Health and Fitness for Life course required of all PSU students. She developed a strong interest in enhancing health by applying successful behavior change theory. Upon graduation, she was hired to coordinate the Health and Fitness program.

Also early in her career, aside from teaching, she worked with an Oregon health insurance company as a health educator, implementing health promotion programs around the state. Her focus was health behavior change for lower socioeconomic populations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Anthropology, PSU, 1982
M.S.T., Exercise Science, PSU, 1986

Awards and Honors

2016, Outstanding Teacher Award, PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Community Health

Zeigen, Laura -

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy (HMP) and Health Systems & Policy (HSP) Office BICC 331 and RLSB 4A008 Phone: (503) 494-0505
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Professor Zeigen has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this role her work includes co-teaching EPI 540/640, guest lecturing in SPH courses, participating as a judge to SPH student posters and presentations, and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members. 

In her years as an OHSU Library faculty member for the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, she has collaborated with faculty to provide curriculum-coordinated information literacy, search strategy, information management, and other related instruction for students. In addition, Professor Zeigen coaches students in developing their thesis or capstone project topics and search strategies and development of student skills in critical appraisal of public health research. She also consistently conducts literature reviews and teaches literature review search strategies for faculty and staff for papers and grant proposals. 

Education, Degrees 

B.A., University of Oregon, 1991 M.A., Portland State University, 2005 M.L.I.S., University of Washington, 2006 M.P.H., Portland State University, 2014 

Awards and Honors 

  • 2018: Medical Library Association, Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellow (2018) 
  • 2015: Sewell Stipend recipient, American Public Health Association (Chicago, IL) 
  • 2013: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region Professional Development Award – Science Boot Camp for Librarians (University of Colorado, Boulder) 
  • 2011: Sewell Stipend recipient, American Public Health Association (Washington, DC) 
  • 2011: OHSU Golden Rose Award Recipient, Customer Service 

Notes • 2011: Zeigen, L. & Hannon, T. (2011). “Health Information Literacy Partnership with Oregon PAs:

Report on Lessons Learned from an NNLM/PNR Grant-Funded Project.” PNC/MLA 2011, Boise, ID, October 15-18, 2011. 

Zhu, Jane - MD, MPP, MSc

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Assistant Professor
Biography

Dr. Zhu has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Zhu’s work includes collaborating on research with SPH primary faculty members, mentoring and supervising students, and participates in the School at large. Professor Zhu’s primary faculty appointment is in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Education, Degrees
BSc, Duke University, 2007
MD, Harvard Medical School, 2013
MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2013
MSc, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

Meet our Faculty

David Bangsberg

Founding Dean

Dr. Ryan Petteway – A People’s Social Epidemiologist

Assistant Professor
Office: PSU – URBN 470N