Marion Ceraso, MHS, MA is Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. Marion’s research, teaching and program interests focus on the impact of public policies on health and health equity, as well as the use of journalistic tools in the investigation and communication of public health issues.
Prior to joining Oregon State, Marion served as program director for the Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship and the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In both roles, she provided collaborative leadership to Fellows and Wisconsin communities as they mobilized to advance local agendas to improve population health and health equity.
Marion’s additional prior professional experience is wide-ranging and includes serving as the Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control; teaching in academic and community settings; contributing to international research projects related to capacity building in tobacco control; translating cancer-related research information for the public at the US Environmental Protection Agency; and working as a community organizer in Newark, New Jersey.
Marion was trained in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and holds a Master of Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.