Lifelong health for all: It’s our passion. To us, health means nutritious meals for our schoolchildren, and preventing chronic and debilitating disease. It means knowing our drinking water is safe, and addressing critical issues like obesity and diabetes. Our work helps advance the policies, knowledge and practices vital to creating health and well-being for individuals, families and communities in Oregon – and beyond. And our students and graduates are the next generation of globally minded public health and human sciences professionals.

Press Releases

Safe spaces play important role in community-based HIV prevention, research finds

Nov 16, 2015
The creation and sustainment of “safe spaces” may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found.… Read full story.

Changing habits to improve health: New study indicates behavior changes work

Nov 10, 2015
Improving your heart health may be as simple as making small behavioral changes – a new study of behavioral health interventions suggests that they are effective at helping people alter their lifestyles and lead to physical changes that could improve overall health.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less

Nov 2, 2015
Research suggests that people with metabolic syndrome need more vitamin E, but are actually getting less of this nutrient to the tissues that need it.… Read full story.

Gene therapy could aid weight loss without affecting bone loss, new research finds

Oct 21, 2015
Delivering the hormone leptin directly to the brain through gene therapy aids weight loss without the significant side effect of bone loss, according to new collaborative research from Oregon State University and University of Florida.… Read full story.

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CPHHS Research Seminar

"Opportunities for Addressing Climate Change" Catherine Thomasson, MD, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Thomasson is an internal medicine physician working in both teaching roles and

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