Alumni Speaker Series
Two Things… the John Stull, MD, MPH Alumni Conversation Series
Our MD-MPH alumni series is entitled Two Things... the John Stull, MD, MPH Alumni Conversations Series. John Stull, MD, MPH was the director of the program for its first 20+ years. The title comes from an oft-used phrase of John Stull's to introduce his thoughts on a topic, whether in email or in person. It represents the thoughtful approach he took to answering and thinking about issues - it was never one thing (as problems rarely are monolithic), and never many things - but often two or sometimes three things. It reflects the way he could take a complex problem or issue and distill it into a couple of salient points. And it was very much his phrase. The goal of this series is to ask alumni to relate their work in the same context, and also within the nature of a conversation. The approximate structure is 20 minutes of the speaker talking and 10-15 minutes of dialogue.
November 17, 2021
Elizabeth Martin, MD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carrell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She practices Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, and is board certified in both Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
She completed a master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health before completing her medical degree and a master’s in public health at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Stanford and in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. She has been involved in national leadership as a resident and fellow physician in organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and is a member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Her research interests include improving rehabilitation outcomes and quality of life for children with special healthcare needs. Prior to practicing medicine she worked on the development of an international registry for children and adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta with the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. She has a broad range of clinical interests including early diagnosis and intervention for children with cerebral palsy, spasticity and tone management, gait analysis and orthotic prescription, and rehabilitation for children with neuromuscular diseases.
September 22, 2021
Moira Ray, MD, MPH is a family medicine and preventive medicine doctor. She works with patients to help them stay healthy and manage conditions as they arise, and to work with them to improve the overall wellness of their family. Dr. Ray earned a dual degree in medicine and public health.
In addition to seeing patients, she is a clinical epidemiologist at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at OHSU. In that role, she helps policymakers use medical evidence to improve the health of populations. When she's not working, Dr. Ray is an avid nature enthusiast and enjoys hiking, biking and walking in the lovely woods of the Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys sewing, quilting and knitting, and can often be found wearing something handmade.
July 20, 2021
Travis Riddell, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and the Public Health Officer for Teton County, WY. He attended Stanford University, where he earned his B.S. in Environmental Science. He then completed the MD-MPH program at OHSU, did his pediatrics training at the Boston Combined Residency Program and was a teaching fellow at Boston University and a clinical fellow at Harvard before moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he has been for the last 10 years or so.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Riddell has a strong interest in pediatric environmental health and has a record of published research among underserved populations in Nepal, China, and the Philippines. He has also worked as a clinician in Nepal and Lesotho, and he now serves at the Teton County Public Health Officer.
May 26, 2021
Chris Hoffman, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor and clinician scientist in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research uses implementation science and behavioral health methods and is focused on the HIV and TB treatment and prevention continua, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. For the past 15 years he has focused on questions regarding HIV testing, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) initiation, and TB prevention among people with HIV, primarily in South Africa. This work has included implementing ART and TB screening in correctional facilities, increasing linkage to care following testing at mobile and community venues, and seeking to improve transitions in care from ART in correctional facilities to the community, and from in-hospital to post-hospital care. His implementation science work has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, United States Agency for International Development, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Fund, and the UK Department For International Development.
March 10, 2021
Maureen Baldwin, MD, MPH is faculty in the Department of OB/Gyn here at OHSU. She co-directs the Interdisciplinary Hematology-Gynecology Adolescent Clinic, “Spots, Dots, and Clots” and is the Clinical Director of the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic at the Center for Women’s Health at OHSU. Dr. Baldwin is the site Principal Investigator for OHSU in the multi-center TRIOS Study, investigating unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss. She is also involved in the Early Pregnancy Biomarkers Study, which exploring placental biomarkers that could be used to detect pregnancy location and viability in the setting of early abnormal pregnancy. She has expertise in randomized trials, implementation research, and systematic review. Her research has been nationally recognized.
January 21, 2021
Brianna Muller, MD, MPH graduated from the MD/MPH program at OHSU in 2018. Desiring full-scope family medicine training coupled with a focus on community medicine and health equity, she headed to residency at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and is currently a third year resident. She will be heading to work on the Navajo Nation next year to do primary care, inpatient medicine, obstetrics, and emergency medicine in Shiprock, New Mexico. Her interests include migrant health, addiction medicine, addressing structural determinants of health in the primary care setting, qualitative research, and implementation science.
January 21, 2021
Molly Rabinowitz, MD, MPH is dedicated to health equity, LGBTQ rights and racial justice in clinical medicine and beyond. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, she earned her undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies from Columbia University, then worked in community public health in Guatemala and in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood before attending medical school at Oregon Health & Science University and earning her MD/MPH. She is currently a pediatric resident at UCSF, with plans to pursue a career in pediatric primary care and antiracist public health advocacy.
January 21, 2021
Sylvia Peterson-Perry, MD, MPH is a 3rd year family medicine resident at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency in Seattle. She is looking forward to moving back to Portland this summer, although job and career plans are still TBD! She's hoping to practice full-spectrum family medicine in a community clinic, ideally less than full time to allow for some room to focus on public health work - especially around quality improvement and advocacy.
November 18, 2020
Emily Carter, MD, MPH is a faculty member in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics at OHSU. She returned to OHSU for a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship and joined the faculty in 2019. As a trained epidemiologist her research interests are in health services research, specifically studying the effects of variability in neonatal practice on infant health outcomes. She has ongoing collaborations on neonatal health outcomes with California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) and researchers across OHSU - in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the School of Public Health. In the future, Dr. Carter hopes to improve the care of neonates in Oregon through collaborations with our regional NICUs.
September 25, 2020
Brigit Hatch, MD, MPH is a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU. She has a broad range of interests in research, health care policy and health systems work, including impacts on health outcomes among vulnerable populations, health care disparities and care of vulnerable populations, treatment of substance use disorders, and women’s preventive and reproductive health care including access, disparities, & cost-effectiveness.
July 21, 2020
Jennifer Ross, MD, MPH works as a faculty member in the Departments of Global Health and Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the University of Washington. Her research, based at the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), focuses on modeling and evaluating interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from HIV and HIV co-infections. She works with the Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluation team to apply sub-national HIV, TB, and malaria burden estimates and disease control program activity information toward an improved evidence base for national program implementers and Global Fund policymakers. Previously, she was a NIH Fogarty Global Health Research Fellow investigating HIV co-infections in Uganda. Dr. Ross also serves as an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.