Public Health Insider

Get an insider look at the impacts of public health and human development.

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Public Health Insider is a webcast series featuring OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences experts. Topics can include the social determinants of health, possible career paths, our research in the community and impacts to our development across the lifespan.

These events are hosted in partnership by the OSU Alumni Association, OSU Foundation, the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the OSU Center for Health Innovation.


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Recordings of past webcasts

Healthy Back Home

CPHHS' Jay Kim and Laurel Kincl discuss the importance of ergonomics, working these practices into our everyday lives and how the lessons learned from typically hazardous occupations can improve our health and well-being.

Manage your growing everyday stress

Stress related to the pandemic continues to take its toll, with a majority of people saying they are at or near a mental and emotional health crisis. CPHHS researchers examined the long-term effects of stress and our ability to bounce back through resiliency at any age.

Back to school: Expectations, transitions and challenges

CPHHS researchers discuss the expectations, transitions and challenges of returning to in-person instruction, including mental and emotional health, childhood development and social and emotional outcomes.

Living on the edge: Rapid social change and uncertainty

University Distinguished Professor Rick Settersten discusses concepts from his new book that look at how relevant and relatable the lives and experiences of this generation are today to the daily lives of the 1900 generation.

Making the outdoors accessible for all: A noel partnership

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative (OREI) has partnered with AARP to contribute to making the health benefits of outdoor recreation accessible to people of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life.

The silent crisis in rural housing

Associate Professor Kate MacTavish discusses the various health challenges rural families face in a housing crisis and how community development may lead to restoring economic viability, improving quality of life and providing Americans means to afford a reliable home.

Does your home pass the test? How environmental health in the home can affect your health

Researchers in the CPHHS at Oregon State are collaborating on a study to determine children's school readiness in relation to how flame retardants have an impact on brain development.

Isolate the problem

Latinx and LGBTQ communities experience among the worst mental health outcomes in Oregon and beyond. CPHHS faculty, students and alumni discuss how the pandemic contributes to widening health disparities related to mental health and emotional well-being.

It takes a village: Shared challenges and shared solutions

COVID-19 impacted Oregon’s Latinx communities especially hard and brought awareness to their disproportionate access to health resources, information and other community services. Seeing these disparities, OSU Extension’s Family and Community Health team began looking at ways they could help.

A public health crisis: Factors that impact your health outcomes

Assistant Professor Kari-Lyn Sakuma helps us discover how your ZIP code may be a more important predictor of your health than your genetic code and how we can work together to dismantle systemic health disparity.

Public health careers: The world needs you

Karen Elliott, senior instructor and public health undergraduate internship coordinator, presents career paths available to those who have a background rooted in public health or are interested in a medical degree.

Public Health 101

Viktor Bovbjerg, a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, discusses the basic elements of public health that influence our lives, our environment and response in times of crisis.