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Bryant Carlson¹

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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Senior Instructor I, Program Director for BS/BA applied Health & Fitness and BS/BA Public Health Studies Health Promotion, Public Health Education


Dr. Bryant Carlson Bryant Carlson became the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and faculty member in the School of Public Health, teaching primarily in the MPH program in areas related to the social determinants of health, health promotion, and community health.

His research interests include the use of ecological systems theory and other interdisciplinary multilevel frameworks to understand the impacts of social inequality on individual and community wellbeing, and the use of prevention science and participatory research and evaluation approaches to increase social connectedness and sense of community for vulnerable groups. Dr. Carlson has worked as an evaluation consultant with a range of community partners and institutions, and his research has been funded by the Kresge Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Oregon Youth Development Council. Dr. Carlson completed a PhD in sociology, an MS in clinical psychology, and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-I) in Oregon.


Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, Portland State University, 2018

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

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