School of Public Health Initiative
Elena Andresen, Ph.D., F.A.C.E., Appointed Interim Dean to lead the establishment of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Elena Andresen will be the interim dean for the new joint OHSU-Portland State University School of Public Health. She is currently a professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and director of the CDC-funded Oregon Office on Disability & Health (www.oodh.org) at the Institute on Development and Disability (www.ohsuidd.org) at OHSU. In her role, Dr. Andresen will serve as the academic and administrative leader during this time of critical development for the new school. The planning OHSU-PSU School of Public Health is based on the strong collaboration between the two universities and builds on the thriving Oregon Masters of Public Health (OMPH program, which holds Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation.