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. Jaime Peterson has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Practice programs. In this role, Professor Peterson’s work includes teaching Public Health Practice classes, collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty, and mentoring or supervising PHP students.
Dr. Peterson will be joining the OHSU School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in December 2018. She is a former middle school teacher with a research focus on bridging the education and health systems to improve the health of low-income children. Her current research explores the role of pediatricians and child health systems in promoting school readiness for low-income, Latino children. Using survey techniques, qualitative methods and educational data she is exploring the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of clinic based school readiness interventions such as parent coaching in the clinic setting to address disparities in school readiness.
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2018
M.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 2012
Awards and Honors
- 2017 MedEd Portal, Editor’s Choice and Featured Resource Recognition
- 2012-2015 Stanford Medical School Honor Roll for Teaching
- 2012 UCSD Gold Humanism Honor Society Member
- 2010 AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship Award
¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty
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