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Core Faculty

Dr. Leslie Hammer - Director
Dr. Hammer's research interests include work and family issues, performance appraisal and feedback, and alternative work schedules.

Dr. Donald Truxillo - Associate Director
Dr. Truxillo's current research focuses on applicant and employee reactions to human resource processes such as affirmative action, substance abuse screening, and hiring procedures. He is also interested in job analysis issues, the validity of selection methods, and test-taking predispositions.

Dr. Charlotte Fritz
Dr. Fritz's research focuses on how employees unwind from work stress to maintain high levels of well-being and job performance. She is also interested in interruptions at work and their impact on employees as well as on organizational effectiveness. She further studies what makes employees be proactive and show initiative in the workplace.

Dr. Liu-Qin Yang
Dr. Yang's research concerns how individuals fit with their work environments, with the ultimate goal of enhancing employees' and organizations' well-being. In addition, Dr. Yang's research focuses on workplace aggression and safety, quantitative methodology, and cross-cultural psychology.

Dr. Larry Martinez
Dr. Martinez's work is focused on inclusion, diversity, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. In particular, his work has focuesed on the experiences of traditionally underrepresented employee's including cancer survivors, transgender individuals, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation minorities.

Dr. Jennifer Dimoff
Dr. Dimoff's primary research and consulting activities have focused on health and safety interventions at work, leadership, and psychological fitness. Her research has examined the long term impacts of the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) for managers, one of the first scientifically evaluated mental health training programs to demonstrate multilevel organizational outcomes.

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Participating Faculty

Dr. Talya Bauer
Dr. Bauer is interested in organizational behavior issues as well as human resource management.

Dr. Cynthia Mohr
Dr. Moh's research interests concern the manner in which individuals influence one another's perceptions and behaviors, particularly in terms of health behaviors, such as excessive alcohol consumption.

Dr. Kerth O'Brien
Dr. O'Brien is interested in social roals, social relations, and preventive health behavior. Her research addresses preventive health behaviors, psychological well-being, and patient involvement in health care.

Dr. Ellen Skinner
Dr. Skinner's OHP-related research interests include life-span development, motivation, development of perceived control, and coping.

Dr. Ryan Olson, OHSU
Dr. Olson's research focuses on safety and health interventions for lone workers, and on behavioral self-management methods.

Dr. Berrin Erdogan
Dr. Erdogan studies employee effectiveness, retention, and well-being. Specifically, she examines relational leadership, a sense of justice, and personal-environment fit as drivers of workplace behavior and well-being.

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OHP Advisory Board

The OHP advisory board is a collection of professionals with expertise in OHP-related areas ranging from occupational neurotoxicology to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These volunteers share their knowledge and expertise by contributing to the development of Portland State University's OHP program (e.g., strategic planning and curriculum development), by identifying new OHP opportunities in the greater Portland community, and by presenting special guest lectures.

W. Kent Anger, Ph.D.
Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Talya Bauer, Ph.D.
Portland State University, School of Business Administration

Carlton G. Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN
Director, Professional Services, Oregon Nurses Association 

Charles “Buddy” Byrd, MPA, CSHM, CHCM, CSMP
Regional Safety and Health Manager, Pacific Northwest Region 6

David Cadiz, Ph.D.
Portland State Univesity, School of Business Administration

Jack Crossen, Ph.D.
8383 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 450, Portland, Or 97220

Larlene Dunsmuir, DNP, FNY, ANP-C
Assistant Executive Director, Professional Services, Oregon Nurses Association

Allison Lupico
Research Specialist, Oregon AFL-CIO

Ryan Olson, Ph.D.
Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

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Current OHP Students

Jackie Brady (jabr2@pdx.edu)

Work-family interface, employee and family stress, health and well-being, stigmatized and underrepresented groups, workplace social influences. 





Dana Auten (dauten@pdx.edu)

Recovery from work, interpersonal relationships at work, mindfulness, employee psychological health and well-being, positive organizational scholarship.





Anthony Nguyen (adn2@pdx.edu)

Person-environment fit, work motivation, work stressors, social support, leadership, withdrawal.

Gil Brady (gpb@pdx.edu)

Accupational health, return to work, military work-family reintegration, supervisor support, behavioral genetics, resiliency, hardiness, multicultural diversity in the workplace.

Grant Brady

Grant Brady (brady5@pdx.edu)

Aging in the workplace, employee well-being, work-life balance, leadership, selection.

Brittnie Shepherd

Brittnie Shepherd (bshe2@pdx.edu)

Recovery from work, work life balance, employee substance use, and workaholism.

Sarah Haverly

Sarah Haverly (shaverly@pdx.edu)

Interpersonal relationships, self-conscious emotions, particularly shame and guilt, substance use and behavioral health; and how all of these may interact with workplace experiences.

Alexa Garcia

Alexa Garcia (alexa.garcia@pdx.edu)

Applicant reactions, selection, workplace aggression, employee health and well-being, diversity, aging in the workplace.

Layla Mansfield (laylam@pdx.edu)

Applicant reactions to selection, justice/fairness, leadership, Occupational Health & Safety, socialization/orienting new employees.

MacKenna Perry (macperry@pdx.edu)

Work-Family Interface, employee health and well-Being, leadership/supervision.

Amy Pytlovany (pyt@pdx.edu)

Employee safety, health, and well-being, work-life balance, leadership training, age stereotypes/metastereotypes.

Joseph Sherwood

Joe Sherwood (joseph.sherwood@pdx.edu)

Work-life balance, employee well-being, leadership/management, performance management, work motivation, training and development.





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