About Us

The section of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine was established in 1994 by clinicians united in their interest in exercise as medical therapy and advancing the understanding of promoting healthy lifestyles. The section, its Human Performance Clinic and research activities are a unique aspect of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at OHSU.

Faculty and staff

Kerry Kuehl, MD, DrPH
Professor
Section Chief, Health Promotion & Sports Medicine
Co-Medical Director, Portland Fire & Rescue

Ryan Norton, DO
Assistant Professor
Director, Human Performance Lab
Co-Medical Director, Portland Fire & Rescue

Diane Elliot, MD, FACSM
Professor of Medicine

Diane Stadler, PhD, RD
Director, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition
Associate Professor

Carol DeFrancesco, MALS, RDN, LD
Senior Research Associate
Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Faculty, Graduate Programs Human Nutrition

Alex Kanable, BS
Exercise Physiologist
Research Assistant

Wendy McGinnis, MA
Research Associate

Jessica Ballin, MPH, CPH
Senior Research Assistant

Susanna Ek, BS
Research Assistant

Emily Mahrt, BS
PAS

Health promotion and sports medicine

Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, CR110
Portland, OR 97239-3098

Phone: 503 494-6813

Fax: 503 494-1310

E-mail: hpsm@ohsu.edu