Cultivating Interdisciplinary Research

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

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.

 

This Ignite Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Health Sciences has been postponed

  In keeping with Oregon State University’s commitment to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, we are postponing the Ignite Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. About 50 people from nine different colleges signed up to present, indicating a very strong desire among our faculty to share their research and to work together collaboratively. As things unfold, we will keep you informed of future plans.

University-Wide Ignite Research Colloquium

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Friday, March 13, 2020
2-5 p.m.  Ignite sessions
5-6 p.m.  Reception
Horizon Room, Memorial Union

Enjoy a fun, informal afternoon with colleagues from across the University. The afternoon will consists of 4 sessions (45 minutes each) with presentations related to these themes:

  • Innovative Approaches for a Planet in Crisis
  • Cause, Prevention, Management, and Treatment of Disease
  • Food Insecurity and Safety
  • Harnessing Big Data to Advance Health Sciences Research

(View full description of each theme)

Each faculty member will be given two minutes (with up to two PowerPoint slides) to speak about their research passions and expertise to spark interdisciplinary conversations. 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

 

The Research Accomplishments and Scientific Discoveries of CPPHS’ Postdoctoral Fellows

Friday, November 15, 2019
1 - 3 p.m.  Ignite presentations
Hallie E Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
Tammy Bray Leadership Conference Room (HFC 115)

Join PostDocs from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for this interactive, informal event. Each participating Postdoc will be given two to three minutes to speak about his/her research passions and expertise to spark interdisciplinary conversations.

 

Colleges of Education, Liberal Arts, and Public Health and Human Sciences Ignite Research Colloquium

Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Research: Impact on Individuals, Communities, and Public Policy

On October 25, 2019 CPHHS organized and co-hosted an Ignite Research Colloquium with the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts. Eighteen faculty provided 2-minute presentations followed by questions, discussion and a reception with other faculty. For more information contact: Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

Download the presentation slides (pdf)

 

Division of Health Sciences and Linus Pauling Institute Ignite Research Colloquium

Chronic Diseases: Prevention, Detection, Management, and Treatment

On May 2019, 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. Nineteen faculty provided 2-minute presentations followed by questions, discussion and a reception. For more information contact: Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

Download the presentation slides (pdf)

 

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. For more information contact: Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

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