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.
Dr. Jae Downing is an assistant professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Dr Downing’s research uses real-world evidence (RWE), including health insurance claims and electronic health records, to advance equity. They aim to understand the impacts of gender and sexual-orientation based discrimination on access to healthcare. Dr. Downing earned a PhD from UC Berkeley in Health Policy with a concentration in Population Health. Current projects funded by National Institute for Drug Abuse and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute use community-based participatory approaches to center voices of gender diverse individuals in their research.
B.S., University of Maryland, 2006
M.S., University of California, San Francisco, 2011
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015
¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty
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