Dr. Brad Wipfli appointed Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs

We congratulate Brad Wipfli, Ph.D., upon his appointment as Interim Assistant Dean, Graduate Academic Affairs for the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Along with his primary appointment at Portland State University, Dr. Wipfli holds a secondary faculty appointment here at OccHealthSci and is chair of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Internal Steering Committee. Dr. Wipfli is also the Principal Investigator for the Total Worker Health® Active Workplace Study, designed to reduce exposure to sedentary work and its impact for the call center workforce. In this new position, Dr. Wipfli will be overseeing all things related to graduate curricula, advancing the School’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and working closely with School of Public Health graduate teaching faculty.

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health trains the next generation of public health leaders, and focuses on community-engaged learning and scholarship to put the student and researcher into real communities. It was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in June 2017. CEPH is the nationally recognized accrediting body for schools of public health working to ensure they meet the highest standards in public health disciplines.

This new appointment for Dr. Wipfli accompanies a number of other staffing changes within the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Richard Johnson, MS, Ph.D., is the new Interim Dean of the School of Public Health. Dr. David Bangsberg, the founding dean of the school, finished his term earlier this summer. Dawn Richardson, MPH, DRPH, is the new Interim Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, as well as continuing to serve as the Associate Dean for Social Justice. Learn more about the OHSU-PSU SPH Leadership.

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