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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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Kathleen Conte

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Community Based Faculty Health Management & Policy (HMP) and Health Systems & Policy (HSP)


Dr. Kathleen Conte has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students, teaching classes, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Conte is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at DePaul University. Kathleen’s expertise is applying systems thinking approaches to policy implementation.

She spent several years in Australia involved in a variety of research activities related to indigenous primary health care, health policy, rural health, and disease prevention. Dr. Conte’s current projects focus on developing mechanisms to capture and elevate practice-based knowledge about how and why programs work on the ground, and support policy makers to enhance policy and program implementation for systems change.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2015
M.A., University of Louisville, 2009

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

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