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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.

Faculty Research Projects

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.

Student Positions


OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Latest Publications

May 2024

Seenthia NI, Bylaska EJ, Pignatello JJ, Tratnyek PG, Beal SA, Xu W. Experimental and Computational Study of Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter Facilitated Hydrolysis of 2,4-Dinitroanisole (DNAN). Environ Sci Technol. 2024 May 13. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.4c01069. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38739946.

Westbrook M. The embodiment of exclusionary displacement pressure: Intersections of housing insecurity and mental health in a Hispanic/Latinx immigrant neighborhood. Soc Sci Med. 2024 May 18;351:116996. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2024.116996. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38788428.

Burmester GR, Gottenberg JE, Caporali R, Winthrop KL, Tanaka Y, Ekoka Omoruyi EV, Rajendran V, Van Hoek P, Van Beneden K, Takeuchi T, Westhovens R, Aletaha D. Integrated safety analysis of filgotinib in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis over a treatment duration of up to 8.3 years. Ann Rheum Dis. 2024 May 23:ard-2024-225759. doi: 10.1136/ard-2024-225759. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38782549.

Cinco IR, Napier EG, Rhoades NS, Davies MH, Allison DB, Kohama SG, Bermudez L, Winthrop K, Fuss C, Spindel ER, Messaoudi I. Immunological and microbial shifts in the aging rhesus macaque lung during nontuberculous mycobacterial infection. mBio. 2024 May 21:e0082924. doi: 10.1128/mbio.00829-24. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38771046.

Gray NE, Hack W, Brandes MS, Zweig JA, Yang L, Marney L, Choi J, Magana AA, Cerruti N, McFerrin J, Koike S, Nguyen T, Raber J, Quinn JF, Maier CS, Soumyanath A. Amelioration of age-related cognitive decline and anxiety in mice by Centella asiatica extract varies by sex, dose and mode of administration. Front Aging. 2024 May 6;5:1357922. doi: 10.3389/fragi.2024.1357922. PMID: 38770167; PMCID: PMC11102990.

Eckhardt A, Waller DE, Shull S, Lovejoy TI, Morasco BJ, Gordon AJ, Wyse JJ. “They Ask Questions, But They Don’t Want the Answers”-Perceptions of Clinical Communication Among Veterans Discontinuing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Subst Use Addctn J. 2024 May 20:29767342241251761. doi: 10.1177/29767342241251761. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38767274.

Colon, M., Goodman, J.M. Screening tools for employment in clinical healthcare delivery systems: a content analysis. BMC Health Serv Res 24, 720 (2024).

Cao H, Mao J, Tratnyek PG, Xu W. Role of Nitrogenous Functional Group Identity in Accelerating 1,2,3-Trichloropropane Degradation by Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter (PCM) and Sulfide Using PCM-like Polymers. Environ Sci Technol. 2024 Jun 7. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.3c11010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38848107.

Petteway RJ, López-Cevallos D, Mohsini M, Lopez A, Hunte RS, Holbert T, Madamala K. Engaging Antiracist And Decolonial Praxis To Advance Equity In Oregon Public Health Surveillance Practices. Health Aff (Millwood). 2024 Jun;43(6):813-821. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2024.00051. PMID: 38830161.

Menachemi N, Weaver L, Caine V, Hatchett DS, Box K, Halverson PK. Indiana’s Public Health Investment Holds Insights For Other States. Health Aff (Millwood). 2024;43(6):856-863. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2023.01650

Baudier RL, Orlandi PF, Yang W, et al. Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and CKD Progression: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Kidney Medicine 2024.

Jiao J, Brumbach BH, Hantke N, Wilhelmi M, Bonilla C, Safarpour D. Changes in Anticholinergic Burden in Parkinson’s Disease After Deep Brain Stimulation. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2024;27(3):538–543. ISSN 1094-7159.



Research Seminar - Trains Tribulations and Success Conducting SUD - Event Banner

SPH Research Seminar: Trials, Tribulations, and Successes Conducting SUD Services Research Within Oregon’s Criminal Legal System

Time: June 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted by: SPH Research Committee

You can watch the full recording of the seminar on event page.

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