William E. Cameron, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience


cameronw@ohsu.edu; Phone: 503-494-7876; Fax: 503-494-7519; Office: Baird Hall 1036; Mail Code: Mail Code: L349

Research Interests

Science Education, Public Communications

Preceptor Rotation & Mentorship Availability

Dr. Cameron is not available for preceptor rotations or mentorship at this time.

Summary of Current Research 

Dr. Cameron's research focuses on how to encourage biomedical researchers to play a more active role in K-12 education. After decades as a cellular neurophysiologist, he has become one of the principal architects of the nation's largest Brain Awareness Week celebration and an advocate for translation of scientific discovery for the public. He is active in the education cores of the Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center and the Portland Alcohol Research Center. He is also Executive Director of the OHSU Body Donation Program and is involved in several problems dealing with ethics in research. 

Recent Publications 

Cameron W, Chudler E. A role for neuroscientists in engaging young minds. Nature Reviews: Neuroscience 4: 763-768, 2003. 

Cameron WE, McNerney C. Strategy for engaging the Society for Neuroscience in science education. CBE Life Sciences Education 5:91-93, 2006. 


Ph.D., University of Arizona 

Previous Positions 

Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh 

Non-Academic Interests 

Swimming, scuba