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School of Public Health Research

Building Healthy Populations

$17.5 M Research Funding

Received in FY22

60+ Faculty Members

Conducting Research

220 Faculty Publications

Publications in FY22
Our OHSU-PSH School of Public Health (SPH) faculty are exploring today’s most important public health issues, in our communities, regions and far beyond. Collaborating with a wide range of organizations, public agencies, and community groups, to produce research that helps us better understand and improve public health.


Faculty Research Projects

The School of Public Health continues to expand our research portfolio with high impact, equity-focused research. Learn more about our faculty’s research projects and collaborations with with other organizations, public agencies, and community groups, to produce research that helps us better understand and improve public health.

Student Research

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health provides research opportunities to our students through research assistant positions or mentorship of their sponsored student research. Gaining real-world experiences to understand the contexts in which health problems and opportunities occur.


OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Latest Publications

April 2024

Hall EW, Bradley H, Barker LK, Lewis K, Shealey J, Valverde E, Sullivan P, Gupta N, Hofmeister MG. Estimating hepatitis C prevalence in the United States, 2017-2020. Hepatology. 2024 May 13. doi: 10.1097/HEP.0000000000000927. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38739849.

Coco L, Hooker ER, Gilbert TA, Prewitt AL, Reavis KM, O’Neil ME, Clark KD, Henry JA, Zaugg T, Carlson KF. Associations Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Severity of Tinnitus-Related Functional Impairment Among US Military Veterans: A National, Population-Based Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2024 May-Jun 01;39(3):218-230. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000896. Epub 2023 Sep 12. PMID: 38709830.

Smith L, Carder P, Hua C, Zimmerman S, Sloane PD, Zhang W, Wretman CJ, Cornell P, Thomas KS. A National Typology of Health Service Regulation in Assisted Living. Gerontologist. 2024 May 1;64(5):gnad109. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnad109. PMID: 37549891; PMCID: PMC11020221.

Shorey-Kendrick LE, McEvoy CT, Milner K, Harris J, Brownsberger J, Tepper RS, Park B, Gao L, Vu A, Morris CD, Spindel ER. Correction: Improvements in lung function following vitamin C supplementation to pregnant smokers are associated with buccal DNA methylation at 5 years of age. Clin Epigenetics. 2024 Apr 25;16(1):59. doi: 10.1186/s13148-024-01664-4. Erratum for: Clin Epigenetics. 2024 Feb 27;16(1):35. PMID: 38664854; PMCID: PMC11046996.

Patel RK, Parappilly M, Sutton TL, Behrens S, Schwantes IR, Johnson AJ, Pommier RF, Sheppard BC. Referral and treatment patterns in pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma: a regional population-level analysis. The American Journal of Surgery 2024;231:55–59.

Leeds H, Muralidaran A, Johnson AJ, Schilling D, Parkhotyuk K, Shen I, McEvoy CT. Presurgical pulmonary function tests in the first few days of life in neonates with congenital heart disease, a pilot study. Journal of Perinatology 2024;1–5.