Primary faculty

Susan Carozza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(Program Director)

As a cancer epidemiologist, Sue's research has focused on investigation of environmental factors for childhood cancers, with a special interest in applying geospatial techniques for measuring environmental exposures. Most recently, she has been conducting research into the complex relationship between birth defects and cancers in children.

Jonathan Garcia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jonathan's work has focused on devising community-led approaches to social inclusion, HIV prevention, and Hepatitis C treatment access, especially among Latinos and LGBT populations.

Veronica Irvin, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Veronica is currently studying the idea that how medical and science information is presented can change someone’s behavior. The goal is to understand how people make decisions from this information and how it impacts their health. She also investigates how scientists present their results to other scientists.

Sunil Khanna, Ph.D.

Sunil's research interests include the complex interrelations of biology, culture, gender, ethnicity and health in South Asia and the United States. He uses diverse yet complementary field techniques such as ethnographic research and qualitative methods, microdemographic survey and nutritional anthropometry in his research studies.

Karen Volmar, JD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor

Karen's research interests intersect public health policy, health care administration and international health. Her work focuses on health plan design, impact of insurance on health care delivery, legal issues in health care financing, and delivery and comparative health systems.


Amanda Armington, MPH
MPH Administrative Director

Amanda joined the College as the MPH Program Manager in 2015 and has been the MPH Administrative Director since 2017. Previously, Amanda was the Faculty Research Project Coordinator for the GROW Healthy Kids & Communities Project with OSU Extension. She graduated with her Master of Public Health degree from Oregon State University in 2012, with a focus on health promotion and health education. She is an institutional representative for Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) and member of APHA and OPHA.

Andy Chuinard, MPH
MPH Internship Coordinator

Andy joined the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as the MPH Internship Coordinator in 2016. Previously he worked for Benton County Health Services and WebMD Health Services. He completed his MPH from OSU in 2015.