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Walter Dawson

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Assistant Professor Health Systems Management & Policy
Office HRC 13D40


Dr. Dawson has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs. In this role, Dr. Dawson’s work includes guest lectures and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.

Education, Degrees

D.Phil., Social Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2013
M.Sc., Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford, 2008
M.Sc., European Politics & Governance, London School of Economics, 2006
B.A., Political Science & History, University of Portland, 2004

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

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