The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and other researchers (national and international) to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

The seminar series is co-sponsored by:


Seminars Spring Term 2018

  Held 1-2 p.m. in Bray Conference Center (HFC 115) unless otherwise stated.


April 6

Alana Knudson, PhD
Program Area Director in Public Health, Department at NORC, University of Chicago and Co-Director of NORC’s Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis

  ALS 4001 (map)

2018 College of Public Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Lecture:  
Adventures in Public Health: Taking the Road Less Traveled

April 13 Sarah Dermody, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Psychological Science, OSU
Watch the seminar video

Alcohol and Cigarette Use and Co-Use: Risk Processes and Individual Differences

April 20 Denise Hynes, PhD, MPH, RN
Professor in Health Management & Policy in CPHHS and Director of Health Data and Informatics, Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing, Oregon State University
Expanded Healthcare Options for Veterans: Implications for Care Coordination
April 27

Jon C. Collins, PHD
Director, Office of Health Analytics, Oregon Health Authority

Watch the seminar video

How the Oregon Health Authority Uses Incentives to Improve Population Health, Experience of Care, and Per Capita Costs
Co-sponsored with the Health Management and Policy Program
May 4

Marit Bovbjerg, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, CPHHS

Watch the seminar video

Safe for Whom? Determining Appropriate Candidates for Community Birth in the US
Co-sponsored with the Epidemiology Program
May 11 Lynne Messer, MPH, PhD
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Portland, Oregon
The Intergenerational Transmission of Health Disparities
Co-sponsored with the Environmental and Occupational Health Program

May 18

Melissa Haendel, PhD
Director of Translational Data Science, Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing, Oregon State University

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An Open Science Approach for Rare Disease Patients
May 25
Center for Global Health

  Agricultural Production Room,
LaSells Steward Center

Universal Health Care Conference

June 1 Paulina Kaiser, PhD, MPH
Research Development Manager, Samaritan Health Services Research Institute, Corvallis, Oregon
Research Opportunities with Samaritan Health Services


Video of past seminars

Academic Year 2017-2018


Academic Year 2016-2017

To view seminars from past academic years see seminar archive.