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Emily Ford

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PSU Librarian OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Phone: 503-725-3689 Website: PSU Millar Library


Emily is an affiliate faculty member in the School of Public Health and serves as the librarian liaison to the School at PSU. At the PSU Library, where she holds the rank of Professor, she works to support teaching and learning in the areas of critical thinking, information literacy, and more. She also really loves teaching people all sorts of tricks to use when searching PubMed.

Emily’s research focuses on openness and transparency in scholarly publishing, which brings criticality and justice to the academic publishing system. In addition to the numerous articles and presentations she has given about opening peer review processes, she is the author of Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review Through Narrative Inquiry (, and the open resource Peer Review: A Critical Primer and Practical Course. (

Education, Degrees

BA – German. Reed College
Master of Library Science, Indiana University Bloomington
Master of Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington

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

Experienced Faculty With Diverse Backgrounds

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.

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