The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) consists of three divisions: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Services Research comprising:
  • 33 faculty members with primary appointments
  • 40 with joint appointments
  • 80 with affiliate appointments

These 153 faculty members energize our extensive teaching, research and service activities. The diverse expertise of the faculty includes:

  • biostatistics
  • epidemiology
  • international health
  • women's health
  • environmental and occupational health
  • financing and delivery of health care services
  • cancer epidemiology
  • substance abuse
  • social ethics
  • health policy analysis
  • research ethics

We also run the Epidemiology/BiostatisticsTrack in the innovative, accredited Oregon Master of Public Health Program (OMPH), involving OHSU, Oregon State University (OSU), and Portland State University (PSU).

In addition, PHPM is proud to now offer a Master of Science in Biostatistics, a Master of Biostatistics (MBST), and a Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics.

We also offer a fully accredited Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency program and co-sponsor, with the Department of Family Medicine, a combined residency program that permits selected residents to achieve eligibility for both board certifications.

Our department faculty are deeply involved in medical student education throughout the curriculum, including a major departmental commitment to the Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM) course, as well as involvement with required and elective clinical courses during the third and fourth years of medical school.

The Department is also home to the Oregon Health Policy Institute (OHPI) that conducts various public health research projects.


Click these links to view a complete history and thorough chronology of The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. These documents were meticulously organized by Dr. Katie Riley over several months in the spring of 2011 and contain a rich accounting of the department from the time it was founded in 1941 through the present.

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