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Nancy Carney²

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Public Health Practice


Dr. Nancy Carney, PhD, has a volunteer secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Public Health Practice (online) programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching courses, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

She is an active member of the Public Health Practice faculty, has taught several courses required for the MPH degree, and has a research background and training in Systems Science. Professor Carney has worked in research in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) for over twenty years, and brings that direct experience to the virtual classroom.

Professor Carney directed an undergraduate, senior-level practicum for the Community Psychology Program at Portland State University (PSU) and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Psychology at PSU from 1991 through 2002. Her research includes having conducted clinical and evidence-based research about traumatic brain injury (TBI) at OHSU and in LMICs since 1997.

Education, Degrees
B.A., Portland State University, 1992
M.S., Portland State University, 1995
Ph.D., Portland State University, 1998

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

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