B. Alex Foster²
B. Alex Foster has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Epidemiology programs (MPH and PhD). In this role, Professor Foster’s work includes collaborating other SPH primary faculty members in Epidemiology and mentoring or advising EPI students. He is also the Program Director for the MD/MPH dual degree program.
Dr. Foster’s primary faculty appointment is in the OSHU School of Medicine. B. Alex Foster, MD, MPH is a pediatrician-public health scientist. He attended medical and graduate school in Oregon, completed residency training in New York City, and then started his faculty career in Texas before returning to Oregon.
His research interests focus on addressing obesity in childhood, particularly for low-income populations at higher risk of continued obesity and the subsequent associated complications. Dr. Foster’s research work has focused on understanding what assets communities have and building off of those, and he has also examined using parent mentors as an intervention model to support behavioral change.
B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2003
M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science University, 2008
M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, 2009
¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty
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