Current and Recent Projects in PHPM
These grants are only those in which PHPM faculty are the principal investigator at OHSU, and they only represent a portion of the research and public health initiatives that our faculty participate in.
- Dongseok Choi
This study seeks to identify putative transcription factors that regulate gene expressions in response to a common treatment to glaucoma.
- Thuan Nguyen
The goal is to develop a new method of small area estimation that will potentially lead to dramatic accuracy improvement over the traditional methods in practical situations.
The goal is to study the extension of Fence method to the field of bioinformatics, statistical genetics, small area estimation; to advance method to broaden the application of method; to implement the method in a user-friendly package.
- Thomas M. Becker
The center is designed to meet the disease prevention and health promotion concerns of regional tribal and other under-served communities in the Pacific Northwest. Hearing loss occurs at high rates in tribal people and will be addressed with our core research project as we modify and disseminate an innovative, well-tested hearing loss prevention program.
- Janne Boone-Heinonen
This award provides professional development, interdisciplinary mentoring and training, and research support for women's health research. It expands upon Dr. Boone-Heinonen's existing expertise in obesity epidemiology and social and environmental determinants of obesity to include perinatal epidemiology and fetal programming mechanisms.
- Kathleen Carlson
The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate in a randomized controlled trial a veteran-supportive supervisor training.(Subcontract through Portland State University)
- William Lambert
The HEY Program delivered an enhanced version of the Native STAND curriculum, a comprehensive healthy decision-making curriculum, to high school youth of the Shoshone and Bannock tribes in Fort Hall, Idaho.
- Carrie Nielson
The goal of this project is to determine the genetic reasons for variation in bone strength in older people, which will enable better prevention and treatment interventions for osteoporosis.
- Seth O'Neal
The goal of this study is to evaluate a community screening intervention for control of Taenia solium infection.
The goal of this study is to describe the prevalence of Taenia solium infection among humans and pigs in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border.
Community-based control of cysticercosis
The goal of this study is to evaluate community-based surveillance and intervention for control of Taenia solium infection
- Dennis McCarty
This program conducts clinical trials for drug abuse disorders in collaboration with community treatment programs and research centers participating in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network.
Collaboration with Aetna Behavioral Healthcare to implement medication-assisted treatments for alcohol and opioid dependence.
Analysis of OxyContin use and adverse effects.
Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations Integrate Care for Drug Use Disorders
Study on the impacts of implementation of health care reforms in Oregon on treatment for substance use disorders.
- Ana Quinones
The goal of this research is to understand the challenges of multimorbidty on the functional independence of older adults. This research investigates the course of multimorbidity and disability, the role of neighborhood structure and composition, and the benefits of comprehensive care management models of care delivery for older minorities in the US.
The Center's mission is to help addictions counselors, program administrators, educators and others stay connected to the latest research and information on what works in addiction treatment and to help facilitate systems change and improvement.
NARA Totem Health Project-Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration
Evaluation study which seeks to determine the extent at which primary health care services are provided to American Indian/Alaskan Native individuals who have serious mental illnesses and who may have co-occurring substance use disorders.
Vivitrol Pilot Program Evaluation
An evaluation examining a systematic pilot project model for supporting the integration of extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol) for opioid dependence into the Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center.