Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Our faculty are exploring today’s most important public health issues, in our communities, regions and far beyond. We are researching everything from opioid abuse to health reform to the social determinants of health and health inequities for many groups of people. Our faculty collaborate  with a wide range of organizations, public agencies, and community groups, to produce research that helps us better understand and improve public health.

Our Research Expertise


Opioid addiction has become an epidemic in the United States. More than 33,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2015 — almost equal to the...
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Researchers in biostatistics at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health help drive and clarify the school’s research by applying and developing statistics methods to better...
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The concept of developmental origins of health and disease is simple but profound. And it is changing the way health experts think about disease. The...
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Health Equity

The overall conditions in which people live, go to school and work have a profound effect on their health. Those people who have less access...
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Health Reform

As U.S. policymakers continue to pursue and debate health care reform — as they have for more than two decades — maybe no state has...
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Special Populations

American Indian/Alaska Native Rural Communities Global Health Elderly Homeless People with Disabilities Specific populations of people often have specific health concerns and health problems as...
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Worker Health and Safety

More than 4,800 U.S. workers suffered fatal injuries on the job in 2015. Forty-four workers were killed on the job in Oregon that same year....
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