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Public Health Seminar Series 

The OMPH program and the Oregon Prevention Research Center at OHSU co-sponsor a public health seminar speaker the first Friday of every month. PSU and OHSU alternate in hosting speakers on their respective campuses. Seminars are held from 12:00-1:00, with refreshments provided at 11:30. They are open to current and former students, staff, faculty, and interested community members. Watch this site for upcoming speakers.  

Upcoming seminars:

Friday, June 3rd, 2016: 
Disability Awareness Training: Creating a Person-First Culture
Presented by Ian Jaquiss, Disability Awareness Trainer & Community Outreach Specialist, OHSU 

Past seminars:

May 2016:

Public Health's Role in Marijuana: Using Data to Inform Policy
Presented by Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH; Health Officer and State Epidemiologist with the Oregon Public Health Division

April 2016:

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vectors: Exceptional Efficacy from Unconventional Cellular Immune Response Presented by Dr. Louis J. Picker, MD

March 2016:

Health Care Reform & Homelessness, presented by Crista Gardner, MPA
Click here to see slides from this presentation.

January 2016: 

Epigenetics and its Implications for Public HealthPresented by: Lisa Marriott, PhD, Assistant Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Click here to see slides from Dr. Marriott's presentation.

December 2015:

Why is control of diesel air pollution a public health issue? Presented by: William Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

November 2015:

Sulforaphane bioavailability and chemopreventive activity in women scheduled for breast biopsy presented by Zhenzhen Zhang, PhD, MPH, Oregon Health & Sciences University

September 2015:

Pardon Our Dust: Remodeling Primary Care to Address Alcohol and Drug Use Disorderspresented by Dennis McCarty, PhD, OHSU/PSU School of Public Health

May 2015: 

Integrating Public Health into Regional Climate Change Plans: the case of three health impact assessments (HIA) in Portland, Oregon, presented by Nicole Iroz-Elardo, PhD Project Manager, Urban Design 4 Health, Inc and Brendon Haggerty, MURP Epidemiologist, Oregon Health Authority

April 2015:

Food Allergies: When Food Becomes the Enemy, presented by Anne Schenk, RD, CSP, LD, OHSU/Doernbecher

December 2014:

E-Cigarettes: Safer Than Tobacco Products or Not? presented by Lisbeth Ward-Fowler, RN, CPSI, Health Educator

November 2014:

Ebola Virus Disease: Knowns and Unknowns of a Public Health Emergency, presented by Bill Messer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, OHSU

October 2014:

Toxic Stress lasts for generations, presented by Kent Thornburg, Ph.D.

June 2014:

Absence of Evidence and Evidence of Absence in the Effects of Same Sex Marriage Laws on Rates of Opposite Sex Marriage, presented by Alexis Dinno, Sc.D., M.P.H, M.E.M, Assistant Professor of Community Health at PSU

Click here to watch!

May 2014:

Community Well-Being Programs Outside the Provider Office, presented by Rose Englert, Sr. Manager Regulatory Affairs, CareOregon. 

March 2014:

Public Health Genomics: Revolution or Evolution? presented by Greg Fowler, PhD. Affiliate Associate Professor, OHSU, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Lecturer, School of Community Health, PSU. 

February 2014:

Legislative Opinions on Public Health Issuespresented by Craig Mosbaek, MPH

Click here to watch!

January 2014:

Breaking Down the Walls Between Science and the Community-- the Let's Get Healthy! Programpresented by Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD. Scientist ORIOHS, Associate Professor, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, OHSU

December 2013:

Follow the Money: How State Finances Impact the Public's Health, presented by Daniel Morris, MS, PhD

November 2013:

The HEAL Cities Campaign: Helping Oregon’s Civic Leaders Create Healthy Communitiespresented by Beth Kaye, J.D, HEAL Cities Campaign Manager, Oregon Public Health Institute

October 2013:

Re-thinking the Origins of Disease and Modern Public Health, presented by Kent L. Thornburg, PhD, M. Lowell Edwards Chair, Professor, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Director, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute of Nutrition and Wellness

Watch a recording of a similar talk given by Dr. Thornburg in October 2013 here!

April 2013:

MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic, presented by Tamara Rubin, Executive Director, Lead Safe American Foundation

Watch a three minute trailer for Tamara Rubin's film, MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic, here.  

March 2013:

Disability: Inclusion in Public Health Definitions of Disparity, presented by Elena Mare Andreson, PhD, Professor, OHSU

February 2013:

Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces: A consensus report from the Institute of Medicinepresented by Dennis McCarty, PhD, Professor, OHSU

Listen to Dr. McCarty's presentation here.

January 2013:

Violence as Public Health Issue: Using Popular Education to Address Violence Affecting Youth presented by Antoinette Edwards, Director of Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention, & Noelle Wiggins, Manager of Multnomah County Community Capacitation Center 


Past presentations in this year's seminar series are archived on the Oregon Prevention Research Center's website.


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