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Lynn M. Marshall, ScD

Associate Professor
Admin Unit: SOM-Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Department
Phone: 503-494-3990
Fax: 503-494-5050
Office: SJH C2003 Rm 2211
Mail Code: OP31
Public Health and Preventative Medicine
Research Interests:
epidemiology aging fracture epidemiology falls (in elderly) body composition assessment muscle loss muscle strength physical function nutrition spine » Click here for more about Dr. Marshall's research
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Lynn M. Marshall, ScD, is an epidemiologist appointed as Associate Professor at OHSU. Her primary appointments are in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  


Dr. Marshall’s research focuses on factors that contribute to falls and fractures in older men.  Using images obtained from computed tomography (CT) scans, she is studying changes in structural dimensions and volumetric bone density in the hip and spine with aging.  The 3-dimensional CT images permit us virtually to 'look inside' a bone, and studies using data from the CT scans should expand our knowledge of fracture etiology.  Since most fractures among older persons result from a fall, Dr. Marshall also studies risk factors for falls.  Her research in this area focuses on loss of muscle mass and strength with aging.  Much of her research is accomplished in collaboration with a diverse group of investigators from endocrinology, orthopedics, nutrition and public health at OHSU as well as several other universities around the US.   Her research has been recognized with a John Haddad Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and a US Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigator award in 2009-2010. 


Dr. Marshall teaches epidemiologic study design and statistical methods in many venues at OHSU.  Along with Dr. John Stull, she develops and implements curriculum for the Epidemiology and Biostatistics session for first year medical students through the  teaching the Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM) program.  She has advised over a dozen MPH students on their MPH internship and thesis projects.  She enjoyes working individually with students and invites potential students to contact her about thesis or internship projects.