Elizabeth Needham Waddell, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine
  • Program Director, MPH in Public Health Practice | Graduate Certificate in Public Health


  • B.A., 1995, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., 1998, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University
  • Ph.D., 2003, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
  • Fellowship:

    • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Postdoctoral Behavioral Science Training Program in Drug Abuse Research, National Development and Research Institute (NDRI), Inc. and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 2003-2005
  • Certifications:

    • Certificate in Practice-based Research Methods, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded PBRN Centers of Excellence, 2016

Honors and awards

  • OHSU Women in Academic Health & Medicine (WAHM) Discovery Award Finalist, 2020
  • School of Public Health Nominee for OHSU Faculty Excellence and Innovation Awards, 2019
  • OHSU Faculty Senate Awards Finalist, School of Public Health Excellence Award, 2016

Memberships and associations

  • Vice Chair, Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission



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