Certified Northwest: A Speakers' Series on Essential and Timely Health Topics
Hosted by the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Learn from OSU Experts' Perspective on Issues Affecting Portland! This course will highlight 10 public health issues important for all Oregonians taught by experts from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

DATES: April 3 – June 12, 2017

  • Mondays, 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm. Refreshments provided.

LOCATION: On-site at the Collaborative Life Science Building (2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR) / Room 2S060, Oregon State Lecture Hall

COST: FREE registration on any or all sessions


  • April 3, 2017: Jeff Bethel – “Getting Ready for the Big One”
  • April 10, 2017: Carolyn Aldwin – "Biopsychosocial Aging: How Stress Gets Under the Skin"

  • April 17, 2017: Kate MacTavish – "Health trajectories: Why zipcodes matter more than genetic codes"
  • April 24, 2017: Javier Nieto – “Sleep and Health”
  • May 1, 2017: Sunil Khanna – “You Just Don’t Understand: Cultural Humility, Communication and Health”
  • May 8, 2017: Rick Settersten – “Journey to Adulthood: The long and winding road"

  • May 15, 2017: Stephanie Grutzmacher – “Local Food, Good Nutrition”
  • May 22, 2017: Dave Dallas – “Human Milk and Your Baby’s Health”
  • June 5, 2017: Carolyn Mendez-Luck – "Caregiving in Cultural Context”
  • June 12, 2017: Jeff Luck – “Health Care System, What's next for Obamacare?”

Course content will include lecture, activities and online materials to support each topic.