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.

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Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves, OSU study shows

Sep 29, 2014
A new Oregon State University study shows an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis.… Read full story.

Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers, new OSU study shows

Sep 26, 2014
A small study of 29 children, some with autism and some without, showed that children with autism spend 70 minutes more each day sitting than their peers.… Read full story.

Calendar of Events


Health Care of the Future

Health care is in chaos. We’re going to deliver a little clarity. Join us as national and regional leaders from across the health care spectrum discuss the current…


Gerontology Student Association Meeting

Free Pizza! (Now that we have your attention) Join the Gerontology Student Association for their first meeting of Fall term. Thursday, October 2, 4:30 - 6 p.m. in…


CPHHS Research Seminar

LIFE Scholars. Student researchers and their faculty mentors present on research conducted over the Summer of 2014 as part of the Center of Health Aging Research's LIFE Scholars…

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Inside the mind of researcher Robert Stawski

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
“I hope my research will help advance understanding about how stressful experiences – both major and minor – impact mental, physical and cognitive health, and…

Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers, new OSU study shows

Friday, September 26, 2014
A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a…

Video: Health awareness doesn’t end at the finish line for student runners

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Surrounded with support from more than 50 Oregon State faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, Exercise and Sport Science students Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby…

Eat and run with the CPHHS during Homecoming 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as it bridges two of its powerhouse disciplines, Exercise and Sport Science and Nutrition, for a…

Vitamin E intake critical during “the first 1000 days”

Monday, September 15, 2014
Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this…

CPHHS experts weigh in on childhood obesity awareness month

Monday, September 15, 2014
As the childhood obesity epidemic continues to rise in the United States, lives are put at risk as health problems become more common in children…