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Faculty Experts



Members of the news media are welcomed to request interviews with OHSU-PSU School of Public Health faculty, researchers, and public health experts.

More than 150 faculty members work within the 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.

If you’d like assistance finding an expert at the School of Public Health, please contact Beth Sorensen at, or at  503-725-2039 (office); 503-238-2983 (cell).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Addiction: alcohol, tobacco, drugs/opioids, services and treatment
  • Aging
  • Biostatistics and health data
  • City planning and demographics
  • Environmental impact: emissions/air quality, lead, fluoride, clean drinking water
  • Epidemiology
  • Family health
  • Food insecurity and nutrition: obesity, diabetes and hypertension
  • Gender studies
  • Gun violence and injury prevention
  • Health equity: race, gender and minorities, developmental disabilities
  • Health policy
  • Homelessness and public housing
  • Maternal and child health
  • Rural health
  • Sexual and reproductive health disparity: HIV/AIDS, transgender health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Urban health
  • Worker health and safety