Feature Stories

Inside the mind of researcher Bridget Hatfield

“My research focuses on interactions between adults and children and how those interactions support children’s behavior and emotion regulation as well as activity in the stress response system," CPHHS Assistant Professor Bridget Hatfield says.

Video: Science Snapshot | Vaping

Find out what "vaping" means as CPHHS Assistant Professor Kari-Lyn Sakuma explains – and demystifies – emerging tobacco products and their effect on health.

Treadmill desks offer limited benefits, pose challenges in the workplace, study shows

Treadmill desks can help overweight or obese office workers get out of their chairs and get moving, but a 12-week study by an Oregon State University researcher found that the increase in physical activity was small and did not help workers meet public health guidelines for daily exercise.

OSU SHE team wins first place at Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives’ student bowl

Three CPHHS MPH students took home a first place title and $1,500 after winning the Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives’ student bowl – a case competition among Pacific Northwest colleges.

MPH student earns tobacco control advocate award

“Coordinated efforts among public health and health care have the potential to positively impact health outcomes for our communities in a way we haven’t seen before," says CPHHS MPH student Sara Hartstein, who was just honored by the Oregon Health Authority for her efforts in tobacco control.

Video: Exploring Nutrition

Nutrition is a young and applied science that allows students to learn something in the classroom and immediately go out into the community and see it happening in everyday life.

Video: Exploring Public Health

With a degree in Public Health, alumni can choose to attend graduate school or head right into the work force where they can work in health promotion and health behavior, develop programs such as in diabetes prevention or HIV awareness, or focus on health management and policy where they could serve the leaders and managers and run the programs.

Video: 2014 CPHHS highlights

From becoming the first and only accredited college of public health and human sciences in the state to creating a new Center for Global Health, the college shook things up in 2014.

CPHHS researchers prepare for trip to study health effects from arsenic exposure in Bangladesh

Two college researchers are packing their bags in preparation for a trip to Bangladesh, where they will begin a new study to determine how exposure to arsenic affects the development and immune function in children.

Inside the mind of researcher Kari-Lyn Sakuma

“I am looking at how new and emerging tobacco products are impacting African American youth and young adults. I want to know what they know about these products, how they learned about these products, how they feel about these products and what kinds of marketing are being used by tobacco companies to reach this population," Kari-Lyn says.