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. Nathan Dieckmann has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Biostatistics programs. In this role, his work includes mentoring students, teaching statistics courses, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.
In addition to his work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Dieckmann is an Associate Professor and Director of the Statistics Core in the OHSU School of Nursing. He is also core faculty in the Clinical Psychology program in the department of Psychiatry. His primary statistical expertise is in structural equation modeling (SEM) and psychometrics/survey design and he regularly teaches courses in these areas that are open to students from the SPH.
Dr. Dieckmann also conducts basic and applied research in the decision sciences and risk communication, primarily with colleagues at OHSU and Decision Research in Eugene, OR. His current work is focused on the development of decision aids and identifying methods for the effective presentation of uncertainty in a variety of domains. Other areas of interest include examining public perceptions of conflicting health information, expert disagreement, and trust in science more generally.
B.A., San Francisco State University, 2001
M.S., University of Oregon, 2004
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2007
¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty
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