College of Health
Environmental and Occupational Health Associate Professor Jay Kim has been selected as a Research Advancement Academy (RAA) fellow for 2023-2024. The RAA is a professional development program for faculty from across OSU to develop research leadership skills. Congratulations, Jay!
Mary Arnold, HDFS professor and Extension Youth Development and Evaluation Specialist, has been recognized for her work with the Excellence in Extension Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Learn more about her accomplishments and the 4-H Thriving Model. Congratulations, Mary!
Christine Pollard, a professor of kinesiology and the founding director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Oregon State University–Cascades, has been named senior associate dean.
As guests on the Jefferson Exchange, Allison Myers, associate dean for Extension and engagement and FCH program leader at Oregon State University and Todd Nash, a Wallowa County commissioner and president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, discussed the AgriStress Helpline. Listen to the discussion.
Assistant Professor Marit Bovbjerg authored an openly licensed textbook, Foundations of Epidemiology (2020). It has been viewed more than 50,000 times and downloaded 2,856 times in the past year alone. Oregon State Ecampus recently highlighted this effort for making education more affordable. View the epidemiology textbook. Thank you, Marit!
Associate Professor Will Massey was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article titled, The Play Gap: Inside the equity gap in youth sports, where wealth can equal access (paywall). The article discusses how youth sports are big business and how competitive clubs are locking some children out of sports and the benefits they deliver.
Mina Salehi and Allen Chan, PhD students in the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory in the EOH program, received competitive travel awards from the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society. Using the awards, they will present their recent work at the HFES annual international meeting this October in Washington D.C.
Associate Professor Jay Kim and his research team received a new NIOSH grant ($950K: Federal - $710K) for three years to study exoskeletons among commercial fishermen.
Across 2023, Professor and Extension Specialist Deborah John presented or will present study findings relevant to advancing equity-centered physical activity research and promotion practice at Society Behavioral Medicine, Active Living Research, Oregon Public Health Association, and American Public Health Association conferences.
As a member of the PCSFN 2022 Science Board, PSE literature review team, she employed an equity-centered framework for research specific to environmental approaches for improving physical activity outcomes in diverse older adult populations.
Professor Emily Ho received the OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award. The award is given to the person who demonstrates outstanding professional achievement through teaching and scholarship, service to the university and the community, and professional leadership, nationally and internationally.
The story is related to the Oregon Poverty Measure project which seeks to shed new light on the demographics, geographic distribution, and living situations of the poor, and reveal new inequalities and opportunities to reduce poverty in Oregon.
Professor Emerita Carolyn Aldwin answered questions about financial planning for retirement in the WalletHub article "2023's Best & Worst Places to Retire."