Cultivating Interdisciplinary Research

Because of large-scale macrosocial forces including globalization, urbanization, health disparities and population aging, the world’s health needs are changing. These complex problems demand interdisciplinary approaches and system-based solutions. Toward this end, we are building a vibrant community of scholars and cultivating interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty in the college, across the university and with other institutions to address complex public health problems.

 Please save the date for the upcoming Ignite Research Colloquium

Chronic Diseases: Prevention, Detection, Management, and Treatment

Thursday, May 9, 2019
3:30-5 p.m.  Ignite presentations
5-6 p.m.  Reception
Hallie E Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
Tammy Bray Leadership Conference Room (HFC 115)

Enjoy a fun, informal afternoon with colleagues from the Division of Health Science and the Linus Pauling Institute. Each faculty member will be given two minutes to speak about his/her research passions and expertise to spark interdisciplinary conversations (two PowerPoint slides each). The concise, rapid-fire presentations are designed to “ignite” the audience about research ideas, stimulate thought, and promote collaborations. This is a forum for faculty to meet each other in an informal venue.  A reception will follow.


Previous colloquia

 

Joint OSU Extension Service and College of Public Health and Human Sciences Ignite Research Colloquium

Building Community-Based Research Opportunities

In December 2018, our Ignite Colloquium featured both Extension Services and on-campus faculty from CPHHS. Seventeen faculty provided 2-minute presentations followed by questions, discussion and a reception with other faculty. Contact: marie.harvey@oregonstate.edu

Download the presentation slides (pdf)

 

Joint College of Forestry and College of Public Health and Human Sciences Ignite Research Colloquium

Planetary Health: People, Particles, and Places

To promote interdisciplinary research conversations and collaborations, in April 2018, we organized and co-hosted the joint college Ignite Research Colloquium. Sixteen faculty provided 2-minute, rapid-fire presentations followed by questions, discussion, and a reception with other faculty. Contact: Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

Download the presentation slides (pdf)

 

Division of Health Sciences and Linus Pauling Institute Ignite Research Colloquium

In Winter 2018, we organized and co-hosted the Division of Health Sciences and Linus Pauling Institute Ignite Research Colloquium, an informal venue to promote faculty research collaborations. Twenty faculty provided 2-minute presentations followed by questions, discussion and a reception with other faculty from the Division and LPI. Contact: Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

Download the presentation slides (pdf)

Awarded projects

Following the Division of Health Sciences and Linus Pauling Institute Ignite Research Colloquium, we awarded two, one-year collaborative projects each with a PI from the representative units:

  • Biomarkers of dietary intake – integrating metabolomics and machine learning. Emily Ho, Fred Stevens, Xiaoli Fern
  • Role of Bifidobacteria infantis colonization in preterm infants on milk protein utilization and microbial protein fermentation. Dave Dallas, Fred Stevens, Natalia Shulzhenko, Andriy Morgun

 

Joint College Ignite Colloquia

In Spring 2017, we organized and co-hosted Joint-College Ignite Research Colloquia during which faculty presented their research passions and expertise to spark interdisciplinary conversations and 'ignite' the audience with research ideas, stimulate thought and promote collaborations.

Joint College-Funded Pilot Studies

Following the Ignite Research Colloquia, we awarded funding for six, one-year collaborative projects each with a PI from the representative colleges:

  • Alternative Techniques for Ensuring Microbiological Safety of Donor Breast Milk to Improve Enzyme Activity, Digestion and Premature Infant Growth: David Dallas, Joy Waite-Cusic
  • Experiences of Food Security, Safety Net Utilization and Social Support among Latino Food System Workers in Oregon: Stephanie Grutzmacher, Lauren Gwin
  • Optimizing Premature Infant Glucose Balance via Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Data-controlled Glucose Infusion: David Dallas, Adam Higgins
  • Street View Imagery and Deep Learning Applications for Environmental Epidemiology and Precision Medicine: Perry Hystad, Lizhong Chen
  • Real-world Tracking of Modified Ride-On Car Use: William Smart, Sam Logan
  • Integrating Climate and Health Within the Global Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study: Perry Hystad, David Wrathall